Does one have to take all the fairing out and millions of bolts to access it? I had my share of modern bikes, but this one seems to be in the range of most difficult to get to the stuff inside!
thank you for the link to the video. it is very helpful, even though the mounting panels are a bit different in Gs. also the center panel covering the tank is separate. i wonder if it needs to be removed too in order to access the air filter.
Looks like you can just cut off nozzle at housing to open airbox for more flow. I am assuming that is the airbox intake nozzle.
Has anyone opened airbox for more flow?
[email protected] dust flow filter, you mean? these filters filter nothing and will damage your engine. i was using them externally, and they were always dirty on the inside. the oem filter is just fine, unless you can get foam filter which would be better. i really suggest what I have done - i have rapped a sheet of coarse foam around my snorkel and soaked it with foam filter oil, and do not need to bother anymore about changing the main filter for some years. ps. the foam is already black, after 800km. also fitting a piece of pantyhose would protect the main filter a lot. it is amazing how well it works as a filter. I rapped my external k&n filter with this and the k&n remained clean in most dusty conditions.Hi @Kris,
I have a GS on which I swapped the Airfilter for a K&N one recently. I needed to work from the front and remove each individual piece of plastic in order the eventually remove the fuel tank cover. I had to remove my Hepco&Becker engine guard as well to get the 1st piece of plastic off. From memory it was about 30 odd bolts/screws. Not the best set up for an off road bike which might need the filter cleaned due to excess dust. Good luck and give yourself a few hours for the 1st time.
external air filter is the one that you attach to the carburettor directly, as in the older bikes. they suck much more dust because they are more exposed. and yes, in gs, the pre-filter you can be changed (washed and re-oiled) without taking the panels off. the snorkel is on right size of the bike, and one can be reached it by hand.I know it as an air filter: https://www.knfilters.com/air-filters/bmw/g310gs , pic of mine attached. I have seen the pre filter "sock" for some of the bigger GS's and would definitely look at fitting one over the snorkel as you said as it looks like you will be able to remove and refit without removing any panels, correct?
What do you mean by external K&N filter, as far as I know the G310GS has 1 air filter, in the the filter box, with an unfiltered snorkel?
i have just taken off all the fairings to look what is going on the inside . i noticed that a couple of screws/bolts were missing in the faring; assembled in in India! and the tank fairing has a crack even though I never fell with this bike.....external air filter is the one that you attach to the carburettor directly, as in the older bikes. they suck much more dust because they are more exposed. and yes, in gs, the pre-filter you can be changed (washed and re-oiled) without taking the panels off. the snorkel is on right size of the bike, and one can be reached it by hand.
Bas310..... As long as it doesn't reduce the air flow you should be OK. Like the prefilters they are talking about, but as soon as it starts to fill up, it will reduce the flow which is why you will clean more often. You just don't have to take the bike apart to do it.
Kris.... Yeah I know if you open up airbox it will go too lean which will require a PC5 or similar with a new map. If they ever make one for GS/R I will consider it.