2017 KTM/Husky airfilter cage ripping foam filter

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8/12/2017 11:33 AM

Changed the filter in my '17 FC350 today after eh first ride and noticed a small tear in the inside foam. Not all the way through just a chunk missing. I then put a new filter I had bought on the cage and same tear appeared when I removed it. I noticed at the tip of the center point on the cage has a bur from the plastic mold that seems to be ripping the foam. Luckily I caught it before it could have ripped all the way through. I filed it down and seems to have helped but wanted to give a heads up to other owners to check this. Hoping whatever small chunk of foam didn't get sucked into the engine. First one was definitely how it came from the factory.Photo

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8/12/2017 2:31 PM

That small of a chunk wouldn't hurt anything if it went through your engine bro.

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8/14/2017 10:35 AM
Edited Date/Time: 8/14/2017 10:36 AM

I hate how the top center pierces into the filter, I sanded mine down a bit but it's still too thin and should have been built with a wider shelf to sit on. Definitely good to make sure your cage doesn't have any little jagged pieces on top there that will cut easier like you mentioned.

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8/14/2017 2:51 PM

I run the NoToil cage with no issues. 30 hours or so.

Which brand are you using?

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8/14/2017 7:29 PM

It's the stock cage that had the bur on it. I filed it down and smoothed it out. That tear is from the original filter installed from the factory and it also did it to a new twinair I test fit. It is a small chunk but due to the weird design I'm sure it could have ripped through after a few changes. I am not fond of this new design of the new cage.

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8/14/2017 8:16 PM

Get the no toil screenless cage filter $50,. End of problem

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8/14/2017 8:31 PM

mxb2 wrote:

Get the no toil screenless cage filter $50,. End of problem

KTM two stroke cage and a quick filing only costs you $15

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Tomac and/or Anderson for 2020.....

8/14/2017 9:55 PM

mxb2 wrote:

Get the no toil screenless cage filter $50,. End of problem

BobPA wrote:

KTM two stroke cage and a quick filing only costs you $15

Not taking a chance on metal shavings to save $$.

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8/15/2017 7:57 AM

mxb2 wrote:

Get the no toil screenless cage filter $50,. End of problem

BobPA wrote:

KTM two stroke cage and a quick filing only costs you $15

mxb2 wrote:

Not taking a chance on metal shavings to save $$.

There is no metal, it's all plastic

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8/15/2017 9:55 AM

BobPA wrote:

KTM two stroke cage and a quick filing only costs you $15

mxb2 wrote:

Not taking a chance on metal shavings to save $$.

seth505 wrote:

There is no metal, it's all plastic

My bad, should have more clear, not all bikes use plastic.

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8/15/2017 10:05 AM

mxb2 wrote:

My bad, should have more clear, not all bikes use plastic.

Right on, I thought after I posted you were probably thinking of a screened cage you'd have to cut out or something.

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8/15/2017 12:08 PM

seth505 wrote:

There is no metal, it's all plastic

mxb2 wrote:

My bad, should have more clear, not all bikes use plastic.

seth505 wrote:

Right on, I thought after I posted you were probably thinking of a screened cage you'd have to cut out or something.

Yessir

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8/15/2017 12:52 PM

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8/15/2017 6:42 PM

mxb2 wrote:

Get the no toil screenless cage filter $50,. End of problem

BobPA wrote:

KTM two stroke cage and a quick filing only costs you $15

mxb2 wrote:

Not taking a chance on metal shavings to save $$.

The two stroke cages do not have the backfire screen. Someone makes a plastic one aftermarket pretty cheap too.

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Tomac and/or Anderson for 2020.....

8/15/2017 9:03 PM

BobPA wrote:

KTM two stroke cage and a quick filing only costs you $15

mxb2 wrote:

Not taking a chance on metal shavings to save $$.

BobPA wrote:

The two stroke cages do not have the backfire screen. Someone makes a plastic one aftermarket pretty cheap too.

No toil.And I used a rm250 one in my rmz.

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8/16/2017 3:08 PM

I second this, I meet the owner of motominded, very cool dude, he even gave me the solution to your problem for free! Although I never had a problem before, I never will!

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8/16/2017 7:00 PM

mxb2 wrote:

Not taking a chance on metal shavings to save $$.

BobPA wrote:

The two stroke cages do not have the backfire screen. Someone makes a plastic one aftermarket pretty cheap too.

mxb2 wrote:

No toil.And I used a rm250 one in my rmz.

That's the one

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Tomac and/or Anderson for 2020.....