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Offline Irishrower

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B-7 Air filter
« on: April 27, 2011, 06:05:36 PM »
Does anyone know where I can find an air filter for my 7?  Anyone have a good source for a generic scooter filter and housing until I can find the real thing?

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Re: B-7 Air filter
« Reply #1 on: April 27, 2011, 06:15:45 PM »
Have you inquired of Richard?

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Re: B-7 Air filter
« Reply #2 on: April 27, 2011, 06:36:19 PM »
Yea I'm pretty sure I asked and he didn't.

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Re: B-7 Air filter
« Reply #3 on: April 27, 2011, 10:26:52 PM »
I once used a Craftsman lawnmower air filter. The replaceable filter was housed inside a black plastic, clamp-on round cage, that fit nicely into the frame cavity.
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Re: B-7 Air filter
« Reply #4 on: April 28, 2011, 07:31:35 PM »
FYI I found a good replacement:

http://store.knfilters.com/search/product.aspx?Prod=RC-2540

The flange size is just over 1" and looks like it will be small enough to fit. Autozone had to special order it.

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Re: B-7 Air filter
« Reply #5 on: May 11, 2011, 10:47:04 PM »
Ok here's the latest:

I installed the K&N and it barely runs.  Lots of smoke, no power.  I tried turning the adjusting screw on the carb but it doesn't help.  Any ideas?

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Re: B-7 Air filter
« Reply #6 on: May 11, 2011, 11:01:55 PM »
Irishrower
How does it run without the air filter!
Thanks.
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Re: B-7 Air filter
« Reply #7 on: May 12, 2011, 08:24:56 PM »
Very well.  Idles fine, good acceleration and torque, no smoke.  Ive gotten it up to about 35 on a flat road.  When I put the filter on I can barely get it to idle without giving it gas, and even then it sputters.

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Re: B-7 Air filter
« Reply #8 on: May 12, 2011, 09:42:16 PM »
Irishrower
Have you been into the carb, i would like to know the jet sizes.
And the float height setting etc.
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Re: B-7 Air filter
« Reply #9 on: May 13, 2011, 08:44:21 AM »
Ok here's the latest:

I installed the K&N and it barely runs.  Lots of smoke, no power.  I tried turning the adjusting screw on the carb but it doesn't help.  Any ideas?
Some possiblities:
Float level too high.  Just a bit of extra restriction with a freshly oiled K&N may be causing it to pull too much fuel.

Way too much oil on the filter.  Rinse it out with gas, then mix some oil with gas, about 60% gas/40% oil, wet the filter with it, then let it dry for a few hours to get rid of the gas.

I've also heard of K&Ns causing a problem on some bikes - the blowback of air/fuel through the carburetor catches in the filter, then gets sucked back into carb on next stroke, but that's usually on race bikes with pretty wild intake timing.
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