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post #1 of 9 Old 01-27-2017, 06:31 PM Thread Starter
 
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Question What should I clean/replace?

I dropped the engine [dealing w/ faulty drain plug] and was wondering w/ the bike torn apart, should I replace or clean anything? Air filter, for example? Thanks!

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Some might suggest pulling right side cover to inspect/clean oil pump screen..
Judgment call, without having placed hands the engine I have no gut feeling..
likely you will need gasket to put her back together

if it's dirty clean it..
A dusty paper filter can be blown from the inside out with compressed air.
easier to lube the trailing arms with engine out..

Do a complete 8000 mile service and inspection..

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I presume you meant the oil strainer vs the air cleaner. One thing I would recommend is drilling that oil plug to accommodate a small powerful magnetic. I do it to all my vehicles. You would be amazed at the quantity ferrous particles they will pick up, even in motors with oil filters.
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Some might suggest pulling right side cover to inspect/clean oil pump screen..
Judgment call, without having placed hands the engine I have no gut feeling..
likely you will need gasket to put her back together

if it's dirty clean it..
A dusty paper filter can be blown from the inside out with compressed air.
easier to lube the trailing arms with engine out..

Do a complete 8000 mile service and inspection..
okay great. Thank you.

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I presume you meant the oil strainer vs the air cleaner. One thing I would recommend is drilling that oil plug to accommodate a small powerful magnetic. I do it to all my vehicles. You would be amazed at the quantity ferrous particles they will pick up, even in motors with oil filters.
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hi, thanks. i actually did mean air filter. since i have the bike pretty stripped down, i figured i should just clean anything and everything now, so i don't have to later.

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The air cleaner is easily accessible in a couple of minutes without dismantling the bike, and it's not recommended to try and clean paper filter elements. You may get the loose stuff off, but the filter will be full of fine dirt that won't come out easily. Replacing the filter once during the life of the bike is more than most Rebels ever get.

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I presume you meant the oil strainer vs the air cleaner. One thing I would recommend is drilling that oil plug to accommodate a small powerful magnetic. I do it to all my vehicles. You would be amazed at the quantity ferrous particles they will pick up, even in motors with oil filters.
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They actually sell both magnetic oil plugs and dipsticks for the Rebel. . There's no need to drill the plug, but that might be a cheaper way to do that.
And they DO pick up a lot of stuff.

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Some of the aftermarket mag-plugs don't fit so well...

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with the tank off and the engine pulled, yes, there are a lot of places on the frame/fenders/etc that you can now clean road dirt off of that can't be reached otherwise.

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