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Old 08-05-2010, 07:40 AM   #1
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Default Oil Screen Cleaning with Oil Change?

Though my maintenance schedule says nothing about cleaning the oil screen on my Kaw 1500 Cruiser, do you folks ever do this when changing your oil? I just put in Ansoil synthetic. Bike only has 11,000 miles on it.
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Old 08-05-2010, 01:26 PM   #2
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Won't hurt a thing.

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Old 08-06-2010, 08:08 AM   #3
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As Airhawk stated go for it, although contact/brake cleaner is better. As long as the screen is metal mesh.
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I already filled 'er up with oil and put on a new oil filter.

Maybe I should just wait till next oil change?
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Old 08-06-2010, 11:03 AM   #5
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I wouldn't worry about it. It's function is to catch big bits. If you change oil regularly it shouldn't ever need cleaning. Just inspect it and if you don't see any grunge or bits on it then let it go.
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Old 04-01-2011, 04:02 AM   #6
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Routine maintenance on the oil screen is not necessary. The purpose of the screen is protect the engine from a catastrophic kabloomy should there by an internal engine failure. It protects the engine from allowing metal parts from circulating thru the engine and cause additional destruction.
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