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wetfoot100
07-05-2010, 08:28 PM
I have an 07 X-1 with the old style flame arrestor (not K&N). Does anyone have any suggestions on cleaning this element?

east tx skier
07-05-2010, 08:41 PM
Get some carburetor cleaner (spray) and spray the flame arrestor away from all painted and breathing things from the inside out all the way around. Allow to dry completely before reinstalling (compressed air is helpful here).

wetfoot100
07-05-2010, 08:43 PM
Thank you very much!!!! I was assuming carb cleaner but the manual says no harsh cleaners (they were talking about the K&n though) so I just thought I would double check it. Again, Thank you very much

BHT
01-19-2011, 06:49 PM
I also have a 07 X1, I removed the hose clamp and the flame arrestor will only lift up a 1/4". I pulled and wiggled the arrestor really hard and it does not want to come off. No wire or anything in the way. Anyone else have that much trouble getting it off?