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Old 01-19-2012, 02:32 AM   #10711
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Custom Air Filter For Desert Sand ?

I am planing a trip in a African Desert.
Do I need custom air filter or is it better to go with original?

By custom i mean aftermarket like Foam filter
Original is paper like.

Thanks for advice
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Old 01-19-2012, 02:50 AM   #10712
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What year is this bike?

Not sure if this is an otiginal color combination

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Old 01-19-2012, 02:52 AM   #10713
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Flatmo...it is. 1991.
http://at.straznica.cz/AT/index.htm

Click link, than chose "Modelova řada" on the left side.
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Old 01-19-2012, 04:38 AM   #10714
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Flatmo...it is. 1991.
http://at.straznica.cz/AT/index.htm

Click link, than chose "Modelova řada" on the left side.

Thanks a lot!
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Old 01-19-2012, 05:04 AM   #10715
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I am planing a trip in a African Desert.
Do I need custom air filter or is it better to go with original?

By custom i mean aftermarket like Foam filter
Original is paper like.

Thanks for advice
Hey diskow

Personally, I'd stay with the OEM paper filter, and add a foam prefilter. It's only the main entry point that would clog up in really dusty/sandy conditions - so with a foam prefilter you can just keep rotating it around and extend the life of the paper filter.



Basically it's a foam strip that you wrap around your original paper filter, and just keep rotating the dirty part away from the intake port........... (does this make sense?)
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Old 01-19-2012, 05:06 AM   #10716
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how about a K&N filter?
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Old 01-19-2012, 06:03 AM   #10717
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how about a K&N filter?
Cleaning a K&N cuts into beer drinking...filthy things. Seriously though...you can't beat a paper element IMO. At the end of dusty day
you just tap it against a rock or chunk of wood and you carry on. We have the luxury with our AT's in which it takes 4 easy fasteners to remove and it's out...tap out the big grains and slap it back in...5 min. max. I do like stormforces prefilter idea for the extreme ride though.
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Old 01-19-2012, 06:08 AM   #10718
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Great!
Thanks for answer Storm.

Do you know if its better to use red "oily" or grey "dry" with smaller membranes in sand?
I have no idea if both work with AT intake air flow.

Could oily filter in sand become cloged very fast?
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Old 01-19-2012, 07:09 AM   #10719
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Flatmo...it is. 1991.
http://at.straznica.cz/AT/index.htm

Click link, than chose "Modelova řada" on the left side.
No .... it is a 1990 model.
I was buing this RD04 with this colour combination april 1990!

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Old 01-19-2012, 07:54 AM   #10720
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Great!
Thanks for answer Storm.

Do you know if its better to use red "oily" or grey "dry" with smaller membranes in sand?
I have no idea if both work with AT intake air flow.

Could oily filter in sand become cloged very fast?
I've only ever seen the red prefilter used.
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Old 01-19-2012, 08:00 AM   #10721
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I've only ever seen the red prefilter used.
where can you get them, liek that idea better than stupidy expensive k&n
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Old 01-19-2012, 08:27 AM   #10722
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where can you get them, liek that idea better than stupidy expensive k&n
Opie Oils sell them online - otherwise just do a google search with the part number

Best I can find is this one on Ebay
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Old 01-19-2012, 09:01 AM   #10723
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cheers,

might invest in one of these for the summer when trails get dusty
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Old 01-19-2012, 01:23 PM   #10724
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Old 01-19-2012, 10:38 PM   #10725
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Thumb Video in South Africa....

Beautiful part of the country and the people are warm & friendly. Check out my video on my trip with a few friends:



I suggest you see for yourself. Hope it inspires some people to check it out! Cheers!
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