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    Hi, just changed oil my first time, replaced battery and cleaned air filter but I have this stuff ( No-Toil Rim Grease) that I believe you are supposed to put around base of air filter (a bead for sealing) but not sure fully where it goes and my guy friend you usually helps me is out of town. Any quick advice?



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    Looks like it's made for a much different different style of foam filter then a stock tw. I would think that goo would clog up the mesh screen in the airbox.



    Edit: From what I've been able to google. it's used mainly on off road bike and atv multistage foam filters to keep it from wiggling off the airboxes solid base.



    The TW airbox cover makes a decent seal without any sealant, I've seen them go underwater without leaking. If any air managed to leak under the cover it would still have to go through the foam filter.







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    If you have a stock tw air filter.



    Remove it

    Degrease, clean and dry

    Re-oil (with whatever brand you like) ,wring out excess oil and reinstall.



    I extended my airbox drain hose to hold extra oil, if I over oil my filter again.


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    I know, our air filters are different than everybody else's! Well maybe I will blow it off, but want to protect the filter as much as possible as I live in a really dusty climate.

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    Honestly, I'm not sure how or where to apply it on our TW filters!
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    Just put it around the seal of the plastic piece that covers it. You know, the piece you screw on to the bike.
    If you can't find it, grind it

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    Thanks guys, Rainman that is just what I figured out, used a q tip!



    thanks, mission accomplished

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    You do not use that on our type of air filters. That is used on cone shaped filters to seal it to the plastic, keeping "dirty" air from seeping under/around the filter and dirtying up the carb and engine.
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    ok thanks, just used a smidge so hopefully ok

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    You will be fine but I would avoid using it in the future. Keep it simple and good job working on your bike. Now if I could only get my fiancee to do some of this on her bike. It's hard enough to even get her to watch!
    '13 690 Enduro R too many frickin farkles...
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    Ya, its for where a filter might butt up to a flat, it should bo ok for what you did, i think the more important thing is to oil the foam for the dust to stick to

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