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I have read all I think I need to, went to the Honda Dealer and Purchased what I need and now Im going to tackle what is considered on of the hardest maintenance task that can be done on an 1800.........

The Dreaded Air Filter....... :lash:

I may not be back...........
 

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Universal plug in connectors would be nice..........
 

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Obis must be a Latin word....... I.e. ..lost in the Obis.

English translation........ O CRAP.......
 

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Inspect and tighten all the hose connections while your in there!!!
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Yea, going back together is going to take a little while. Hoses, making sure all Electracle is cleaned and connected as well as cleaning everything that's in there as it goes together.

All in all, not as horrible as I had originally thought and feared........

But it's not together yet either..........

Back to work
 

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I hope you put in one of those fancy oil soaked ones, (forgot the name). Never have to replace it again.
 

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I hope you put in one of those fancy oil soaked ones, (forgot the name). Never have to replace it again.
Thanks......... NOW YOU TELL ME.........:wtf:

OEM Honda brand......

I'll be back here in 16,000 miles........
 

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Done!

Start to finish - 3 hours. A lot better than I thought. Next time I can shave an hour off remembering to hook up the antenna and bring out the 5 pin connector for the driver BEFORE I put the dog house on..........
 

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I am not going in there again at any less then 50K, changed it in my 08 at 28, 48 and 78,000 and it was never very dirty. I have done it in about 45 minutes so it's not that bad. Be glad you don't have a '12, they are worse.
 

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OK. Here is what a 12 year old filter looks like with 39000 Ohio Miles......... And at some point, was a hotel for a mouse who liked popcorn............

Disgusting.........

And to think a dealership sold this bike at 16,000 miles to the PO and said that all this stuff was done.

 

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Be glad you don't have a '12, they are worse.
How so?
I've only changed mine once and that was several years ago.
If my rememberer is correct it took about 20 minutes and no Tupperware had to come off, of that I'm certain, it was all done through the shelter doors.
 

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I just did my air filter on Tuesday. The bike has just under 80,000 miles on it.

I paid to have the dealer change it the first time at just under 20,000 miles. It was still pretty darn clean. So I decided to change the next one at around 50,000. That one was a bit dirtier but still not to bad. I left that one in for almost 30,000 miles. I made a trip from Seattle to Miami and back, From Seattle to Alaska and back, Seattle to the Grand Canyon and back and from Seattle to Banff National park and back.

You can see I always put a sticker on the filter showing the date and the mileage when I changed it. 3 & 1/2 years and 30,000 miles. (The bike now has 79,860+ miles on it)

The new one is red, it appears honda changed their color.

 

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How so?
I've only changed mine once and that was several years ago.
If my rememberer is correct it took about 20 minutes and no Tupperware had to come off, of that I'm certain, it was all done through the shelter doors.
Oh you silly! A 2012, not a 1200.:readit:
 

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I just did my air filter on Tuesday. The bike has just under 80,000 miles on it.

I paid to have the dealer change it the first time at just under 20,000 miles. It was still pretty darn clean. So I decided to change the next one at around 50,000. That one was a bit dirtier but still not to bad. I left that one in for almost 30,000 miles. I made a trip from Seattle to Miami and back, From Seattle to Alaska and back, Seattle to the Grand Canyon and back and from Seattle to Banff National park and back.

You can see I always put a sticker on the filter showing the date and the mileage when I changed it. 3 & 1/2 years and 30,000 miles. (The bike now has 79,860+ miles on it)

The new one is red, it appears honda changed their color.

Thats a great idea putting the mileage and the date on the filter.............

I did not do that, Not opening it up to do it either.......

I keep a small notebook on the bike to log all maintenance in. I'll track it that way, then I can always look to check the date or mileage without having to open it up again.

The job really wasn't that hard and the filter really not that expensive ($21). If had to change it every 2 years that would be ok......
 

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It's not really that bad - just take your time and go slow and methodically... While your there you might just as well check the cruise adjustment too... I did mine a while ago and at 16K the filter wasn't that bad but it was dirty enough that it needed changing...

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I just changed mine about 2 weeks ago.. 3 hours.. It had 40k on it and looked dirty.. This is the first time I've changed one that's helped the mpg.. Was down to 38/39 now I'm back to 40/42 mpg.. The old one was green and the new one is red.. You're right it's the pits of a job..
While I was in there I adjusted the cruise control .. Mine would drop off 4/5 miles and then catch up.. Now it's on the money..
 
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