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    70 degrees...

    Hello all,

    I guess I should introduce myself. For many personal reasons I gave up road riding about 18 months ago. The guy I sold my last bike to got a sweet deal with all kinds of great gear thrown in as I was just done. Well, I think you know how this ends up...

    I got the bug back and bought a 2008 Tdub with 5700 on the clock. The guy I bought it from had it for about 5 years and only put about 600 miles on it during that time. So it mostly sat and is in decent shape except for lots of deferred minor maintenance items, which I've been slowly addressing. I'll have to wait til after Christmas new tires though.

    I ordered some PJ air filter oil and the can pretty clearly states not to apply at under 70 degrees. Crap, I won't see 70 degrees for the next 8 months. If I hose the filter down with the oil in the shower, will my wife know and exactly how mad will she be? Would I be better off booking a tropical vacation and taking the filter and oil with me?
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    Well of course your better off to take a tropical vacation, what better excuse could you have?
    As for how mad your wife would be, you might be the star of a csi show.
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    Too funny Tooner, we need more folks like you here. Welcome back.
    You can likely dismiss the 70degree directive unless you want to use it as an excuse to take wife on tropical vacation. Better than hosing wife and filter down in the shower at home.
    Warm the filter oil container first if you are concerned about temperature and viscosity making oil too thick. Judicous hairdrier use can also warm oiled filter when time comes to blot excess oil away.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fred View Post
    Too funny Tooner, we need more folks like you here. Welcome back.
    You can likely dismiss the 70degree directive unless you want to use it as an excuse to take wife on tropical vacation. Better than hosing wife and filter down in the shower at home.
    Warm the filter oil container first if you are concerned about temperature and viscosity making oil too thick. Judicous hairdrier use can also warm oiled filter when time comes to blot excess oil away.
    Great tip! Thank you.

    (I like the hosing the wife down with oil idea but I think maybe a different oil is in order.)
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    Just keep the can and filter inside for a while. If it's cold it just doesn't spray well and more streams/dribbles out of the can since it's thick stuff. Dash outside to spray it quick if the missus will have a fit(air filter oil is really sticky and hard to clean), then bring it back inside. Blot off any excess with a paper towel then reinstall. Don't have to soak it, a couple moderate swipes is plenty.
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    70 degrees sounds nice us Zonians would love some cooler weather
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    I've been below zero for a few weeks now. 70 and my wife covered in oil sounds pretty good right about now!

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