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    New guy here I have a new 2011 has 900 miles on it so far . Love this site has taught me a lot about this bike anyways I went to clean the air filter on my bike and there was quite a bit of oil came running out is that normal?

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    Engine heat will cause most of the excess oil from the air cleaner to deposit in the bottom of the airbox. There's a drain for that under the airbox. Looks like a short piece of plastic tubing, flattened on one end.



    It's "normal" but most of it can be avoided by not over-oiling the air cleaner after you clean it.



    Within reason it does no harm and has a minor side benefit in that it traps dust particles that might get past the main filter.



    If a float sticks the airbox and crankcase can fill with gas/oil mixture, which is a whole other ballgame. Makes sure it's just oil.



    I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you.

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    Thanks for the info this is my first motorbike have owned atvs and own a rhino . My only regret with the tdub is not owning one years ago! I love this bike :-) now I just got to keep my girlfriend from slashing the tires! She is pretty jealous

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    Buy a second TW for the girlfriend. All better.




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    She took mine for a spin I don't think its going to take much convincing to buy her one

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