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Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by neepuk, Mar 6, 2015.
okay, good enough for me. I think I will buy one
We have run our setup for close to 9000 miles now. No issue with the filters, although the square frame does interfere with the bracket behind it. One tip that I saw on Advrider was using Pool filter socks over the foam filter. We are on a 9 month 10000mi + trip and it has been great not to have to swap / clean the foam filter. I soaked 12 of them (for 2 bikes) in Air-filter oil and stored them in a ziplock bag in my tool bag. We are riding 90 % dirt and change them as needed. The foam filter has been clean for the entire trip so far.
It's an FWF 469. Not imported by anyone that I can find. I'd bet Slavens would order a box of them if you let them know there's interest.
Well, that may be. The 2019 to 2021 version is a TwinAir filter with a TwinAir part number and can be bought direct from them. Maybe that a new thing from 2019 on.
FWF 469 is the Funnelweb version that replaces the TwinAir.
This seems unlikely for bikes like the 690 where the pump sits at the bottom of the gas tank and fuel gets sucked into the pump directly thru a screen. I don't think there is any line except the inlet to the pump. But maybe if the exit lines gradually moved to a kinked situation, it would cause the problem. I have no idea if this can happen. Sounds unlikely, but so is the persistent problem.
I guess a bad kink in the reinstallation would show up quickly with no gas flowing.
I have an airflow question. Mounting Wolfman tank panniers on RR Evo 2 tanks, the panniers cover 90% of the “hole” in the tank/fairing. I’m guessing the “hole” is to facilitate airflow through the radiator. My question is: Do you think the tank panniers will block airflow to a significant degree?
Thanks in advance,
Yeah, would not run those bags in that position in hot weather.
I agree on moving the position of the bag, if you are climbing a long uphill grade in 1st & 2nd gear on a hot day you will see your temperature rise quickly and it will not cool off.
Based on my limited knowledge of these bike and how warm they run, I would do everything I could increase airflow!
Thanks. I did a short shake down. 10 miles in first and second, gentle grade. Only 85 out this morning. Temps were what I would normally expect. Not a real test. I’ll probably err on the side of caution which pretty much rules out the tank bags. That’s really the only place they fit. I like the extra space but not at the expense of overheating.
You could probably rig something to space them out toward rear and keep them in that location.
I wouldn't run them there. Even with Redline Water Wetter and the 190F fan switch I'd like to see the bike run cooler. I can report that the 190F fan switch and water wetter make the bike run a 1-2 bars cooler, so it was worthwhile doing
I have the storage box setup, the only issue I found was the way the cage is installed it doesn’t seem properly because the metal is on the air box not the foam, I ended up cutting the edges off so the foam would seal. I do like the setup and it seems to have more pep as well
“storage box setup” i am not familiar with that term in regards to this. Same tank setup or other??
I did over a 1000kms in dusty conditions on one filter because I forgot my spare
I use GL pannier pockets up front. No air vent blocking.
If you make the conversion to the Rade Garage Airfilter setup, you can either do the fuel tank or a storage box in the space that is freed up by the removal of the OEM air box.
General service info report - 40000 km self service checks on my '17 690.
Shim clearances essentially no change from 30000 km and all still in spec. Original shims still, was expecting to change.
Rocker arms still look as new. I'd replace on any sort of wear issue, but cannot fault either with any sort of shaft or needle roller radial/axial wear beyond OEM...finger pad wear et al. For the doomsdayers, I am gunna roll the dice.
Replaced intank Mahle fuel filter (as per every 10k km) but essentially no dP across filter compared to a new filter..always some black graphite discoloration type crap. Pump is still original. (though carry a spare on trips).
Pump pressure test - running 51 PSI downstream of filter and regulator.
Oil screens clean and nothing really on magnet sump plug. I run Penrite 15w-50 PAO since near new. Way smoother on clutch feel than the Motorex stuff IMHO. Oil lasts 5000km without topup.
Air filter replaced with new Unifilter 690 design and associated pre filter inserts.
This bike has been incredibly reliable. Failed items have been 1 headlight globe and 1 battery in just on 4 years. Next report at 50k km.