Ever wonder what might happen if you don’t replace your Air Cleaner Element?
Let‘s take a look at how important it is to replace your Air Cleaner Element to keep your beloved motorcycle running smoothly for years to come!
This article will take a look at the topic of the importance of periodically replacing your Air Cleaner Element. Here, we will offer a few tips on this topic to keep your beloved motorcycle in tip-top shape for longer.
It's not a part you often see, so some may be unaware of its role or the impact of not replacing it.
If you're unhappy with your motorcycle's performance, replacing the Air Cleaner Element may well alleviate your issues.
Let's take a look at the role of this part and the importance of its periodic replacement!
1.The Role of the Air Cleaner Element
Motorcycles mix air and gasoline and draw them into the engine for combustion.
The Air Cleaner Element removes impurities from the air drawn from the atmosphere so that clean air is supplied to the engine.
The air in the atmosphere contains dust, dirt, pollen, and various other impurities that cannot be seen by the naked eye. If these impurities are introduced into the engine, normal combustion cannot take place, leading to possible symptoms like a lack of power and unstable idling.
2.When to Inspect and Replace Your Air Cleaner Element
There are different types of Air Cleaner Elements, each with different timings for inspection and replacement, as follows.
First, check when your motorcycle requires inspection and replacement.
Your owner's manual will list a recommended inspection and replacement time.
If you do not have the owner's manual at hand, you can also check it from Motopub.
In the Maintenance chapter, there is a Maintenance Schedule section.
In the example of the following replacement, the system is inspected every 24,000 km and cleaned/replaced as necessary.
3.Possible Issues from an Unreplaced Air Cleaner Element
As the mileage increases, the Air Cleaner Element gets dirty, as shown below.
Using a dirty Air Cleaner Element will result in less air being supplied to the inside of the engine, hurting the engine's performance.
This might result in symptoms like difficulty accelerating or climbing hills.
To keep your motorcycle in good health for many years to come, follow the replacement time according to the maintenance schedule before symptoms like these appear.
In this article, we took a look at the importance of periodically replacing your Air Cleaner Element.
Even parts you might not often see can affect the performance of a motorcycle.
Periodic replacement can help give you a more enjoyable motorcycle life.
We hope this article will help guide you ensure you can enjoy a safe and long-lasting life for your Honda bike.
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