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post #1 of 12 Old 09-07-2011, 12:59 PM Thread Starter
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Easiest way to gain HP and MPG

I've found the easiest way to gain HP and MPG...



Dig the Mouse nest & dead mouse out of your air filter!

I probably should've checked that when I bought the bike, eh?

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post #2 of 12 Old 09-07-2011, 01:05 PM
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Hahaha, those damn mice always seem to find the air box/filter on whatever bike you own.

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That's amazing. I always wonder how the little buggers find there way into airboxes. I'm surprised the bike ran (assuming it did).

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schweet...replacing that filter should improve things nicely! lol

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Yea, it ran, and ran fine, from what I thought. I went from a '75 550SS to my 919, so I didn't know what to expect. I did empty it all out, and will say, I actually have to 'let it warm up' for a minute before I just take off, and it is MMUUCCHH smoother throughout the RPM range. I will give the dead mouse credit, he did travel 1200 miles in filter.

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That should be like having a brand new bike, again.

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post #7 of 12 Old 09-07-2011, 01:40 PM
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I know exactly what you mean, I opened my airbox on my 05 VFR and found this. The bike was used (barely..5000Miles) and i bought it from a dealer..so I was abit shocked to find that in the airbox, but the ran great even with the filter completely clogged.



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post #8 of 12 Old 09-07-2011, 03:25 PM
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I just checked my bike just in case. I'm good! I also used my air compressor to blow out anything I could. Not that there was much there.

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I had left my car with my parents for about 9 months while I was out of the US. I got back the blower fan for my AC shook the entire dashboard and sounded like rocks in a blender. I opened the dashboard and inside the squirrel cage fan were acorns and a dog terd!! It ran much better without those in there!

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post #10 of 12 Old 09-08-2011, 12:03 PM
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I had the same problem with my airfilter 3 times so i had to put a screen over the air intake.

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post #11 of 12 Old 09-08-2011, 02:23 PM
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Been there and done that more times than I can count...

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post #12 of 12 Old 09-11-2011, 10:02 PM
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OK...I can imagine a small mouse sitting inside of a say a 2006 Camry airbox when it's started and driven...ahhh nice and warm, happy days, going for a ride....but choosing a 9'er? not so much...

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