Breathe easy for your motorcycle
A reliable filter is incredibly important, as impurities in the air act like sandpaper in the engine and can lead to the premature wear of components. “It is not just in the engine that dirt and dust particles can cause damage. Other components in the air intake duct, such as the air flow meter, are also at risk,” says David Kaiser, Head of Research & Development at LIQUI MOLY.
Gentle and effective cleaning
Like a sponge, the filter is limited in its absorption capacity. But optimum air flow can be achieved again with cleaning. As a special agent for filters made of foam, Motorbike Foam Filter Cleaner is a water-miscible cleaning concentrate that is very gentle on your motorcycle air filter and also effective in cleaning. Dust, oil and grease are quickly and easily extracted without damaging the foam pores.
Is a special cleaner even really needed?
On various internet forums, agents such as gasoline or diesel are discussed. Both are clearly rejected by David Kaiser: “Gasoline does clean, but it can damage sensitive filters.” In the worst case, the foam hardens or deforms. With diesel, the development boss sees the removal of inorganic compounds from the filter as the problem. “Diesel is not up for this job. Sand, salt, dust and sludge are only removed by water.” Furthermore, diesel and gasoline are far from safe. Even breathing in the fumes is harmful to health. Skin contact can lead to irritations and the fuels are suspected of causing cancer.
“Motorbike Foam Filter Cleaner is free of solvents, is biodegradable and cleans the filter in no time at all,” says David Kaiser. Very important: Under no circumstances wring out the filter. This can damage it.
Before installing the air filter, it can be treated with LIQUI MOLY Motorbike Foam Filter Oil (Spray). As a special oil for wetting the foam air filter, it reliably retains sand and dust in the filter and prevents increased engine wear, which further extends the engine service life. Together with its water-repellent effect, it prevents recontamination of the filter.