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Author Topic: DIY air filter, what have I started?  (Read 6201 times)

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Offline Shane45_1911

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Re: DIY air filter, what have I started?
« Reply #15 on: December 28, 2017, 06:44:37 pm »

I'll probably spray a couple of engine covers next oil change when I have to drain it anyway, and see if that carries it.


The covers can be removed at any time.  There's no fluid behind them.   
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Re: DIY air filter, what have I started?
« Reply #16 on: December 28, 2017, 07:06:56 pm »
Yeah, I went through the part guide and saw the seals were back from the covers. That was yesterday's job: the main cover plate and the little air ram on the left side of the bike, plus the fuel cap.

I'll probably leave it as is for a while. Fork gaiters and painting the top span of the forks between the triple clamps is on the list, but I don't want to overdo it.

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Re: DIY air filter, what have I started?
« Reply #17 on: December 28, 2017, 07:59:27 pm »
Looks interesting, good work.
Finned engine covers will make me get my wallet out of my pocket tho...... ;D
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Re: DIY air filter, what have I started?
« Reply #18 on: April 01, 2018, 08:21:21 pm »
Can you share the stl? I might try printing this with PETG.

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Re: DIY air filter, what have I started?
« Reply #19 on: April 02, 2018, 10:27:14 am »
+1 for the STL - I'm going to try this as well..  awesome job OP...  could you also provide the part no for the filter, and if unknown, let us know the diameter and thickness, all available dimensions?  many many thanks.

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Re: DIY air filter, what have I started?
« Reply #20 on: April 02, 2018, 07:51:26 pm »
For the guys asking and anyone else...

It's still going great. Printed in ABS for a bit of rigidity and heat resistance. Definitely don't do in PLA. I avoided nylon, my usual go-to, for this as it tends to get floppy when it gets wet. I'm not sure about PET, haven't used it much and don't know where its temp ranges are off the top of my head.

Filter is an off-the-shelf 6" job. You can make your own top pretty easy to fit and have whatever prettiness you like on it, the hard bit is the throttle body adapter which I've attached as an STL and a STEP file.

Free to use, modify, whatever. Go nuts. My only request is that, if you use this or a derivative thereof, you post a photo of the end result in this thread :)
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Re: DIY air filter, what have I started?
« Reply #21 on: April 02, 2018, 10:21:48 pm »
For the guys asking and anyone else...

It's still going great. Printed in ABS for a bit of rigidity and heat resistance. Definitely don't do in PLA. I avoided nylon, my usual go-to, for this as it tends to get floppy when it gets wet. I'm not sure about PET, haven't used it much and don't know where its temp ranges are off the top of my head.

Filter is an off-the-shelf 6" job. You can make your own top pretty easy to fit and have whatever prettiness you like on it, the hard bit is the throttle body adapter which I've attached as an STL and a STEP file.

Free to use, modify, whatever. Go nuts. My only request is that, if you use this or a derivative thereof, you post a photo of the end result in this thread :)

Thanks!
PETG has a glass transition of around 80c (~175f). I'm thinking that should be OK on the air intake, if I'm mistaken about that anyone feel free to call me a moron and correct me on it.
I'll keep a close eye on it and will get a roll of ABS if it looks like it might start deforming.

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Re: DIY air filter, what have I started?
« Reply #22 on: April 03, 2018, 05:09:52 pm »
Can you use a glass-filled ABS? I think that's what is stock.
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Re: DIY air filter, what have I started?
« Reply #23 on: April 04, 2018, 02:59:27 am »
dharmic - thanks SO much !  going to do Ivan's flash, and then go to town on this...  will post pics later this summer...  awesome mod !

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Re: DIY air filter, what have I started?
« Reply #24 on: April 04, 2018, 11:57:27 am »
For the guys asking and anyone else...

It's still going great. Printed in ABS for a bit of rigidity and heat resistance. Definitely don't do in PLA. I avoided nylon, my usual go-to, for this as it tends to get floppy when it gets wet. I'm not sure about PET, haven't used it much and don't know where its temp ranges are off the top of my head.

Filter is an off-the-shelf 6" job. You can make your own top pretty easy to fit and have whatever prettiness you like on it, the hard bit is the throttle body adapter which I've attached as an STL and a STEP file.

Free to use, modify, whatever. Go nuts. My only request is that, if you use this or a derivative thereof, you post a photo of the end result in this thread :)


Awesome work man! looks great! any chance of you releasing the step file of you cover as well?

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Re: DIY air filter, what have I started?
« Reply #25 on: April 04, 2018, 01:03:47 pm »
For the guys asking and anyone else...

It's still going great. Printed in ABS for a bit of rigidity and heat resistance. Definitely don't do in PLA. I avoided nylon, my usual go-to, for this as it tends to get floppy when it gets wet. I'm not sure about PET, haven't used it much and don't know where its temp ranges are off the top of my head.

Filter is an off-the-shelf 6" job. You can make your own top pretty easy to fit and have whatever prettiness you like on it, the hard bit is the throttle body adapter which I've attached as an STL and a STEP file.

Free to use, modify, whatever. Go nuts. My only request is that, if you use this or a derivative thereof, you post a photo of the end result in this thread :)


Awesome work man! looks great! any chance of you releasing the step file of you cover as well?
He included it in the zip.

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Re: DIY air filter, what have I started?
« Reply #26 on: April 04, 2018, 04:27:13 pm »
For the guys asking and anyone else...

It's still going great. Printed in ABS for a bit of rigidity and heat resistance. Definitely don't do in PLA. I avoided nylon, my usual go-to, for this as it tends to get floppy when it gets wet. I'm not sure about PET, haven't used it much and don't know where its temp ranges are off the top of my head.

Filter is an off-the-shelf 6" job. You can make your own top pretty easy to fit and have whatever prettiness you like on it, the hard bit is the throttle body adapter which I've attached as an STL and a STEP file.

Free to use, modify, whatever. Go nuts. My only request is that, if you use this or a derivative thereof, you post a photo of the end result in this thread :)


Awesome work man! looks great! any chance of you releasing the step file of you cover as well?
He included it in the zip.

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maybe im missing it because the only step file im finding in the zip is for the adaptor. not the cover.

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Re: DIY air filter, what have I started?
« Reply #27 on: April 04, 2018, 04:31:16 pm »
maybe im missing it because the only step file im finding in the zip is for the adaptor. not the cover.
Oh sorry, you're right, only the adapter is in the zip.

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Re: DIY air filter, what have I started?
« Reply #28 on: April 13, 2018, 03:26:39 am »
Sorry guys, didn't get notification of replies for some reason.

Not a lot of point in including the cover - most of the auto shops that sell 6" ring filters sell a cover for them. What you have in the zip is the bit you can't get off the shelf, the throttle body adapter.

And if you don't want to buy a shiny chrome one from the auto shop, how hard is it to model a disk with a lip and a hole in the middle? :D

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Re: DIY air filter, what have I started?
« Reply #29 on: September 19, 2018, 07:40:10 pm »
Just a quick update after a winter Down Under (yeah, it rains here sometimes).

Didn't bother with a sock. In fact, after the first wash where I bagged it with a shopping bag and rubber band, I haven't bothered covering the filter when washing down with a high pressure washer.

I've had a few truly miserable rides in tropical style downpours with no cover on the filter over the last few months.

She hasn't missed a beat. Thought I'd mention it for the sake of folks getting paranoid about water on the exposed filter - it apparently ain't no thang.