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Just finished replacing the Air cleaner on my 2012 wing, all done and no parts missing or left over Yea. Also put in new Spark Plugs, have 16,000 on it and the filter was getting dirty might have made it to 18,000 miles.
 

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I had a merry good couple hour episode changing mine. Next time the labor hours should drop to half that.
 

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Just finished replacing the Air cleaner on my 2012 wing, all done and no parts missing or left over Yea. Also put in new Spark Plugs, have 16,000 on it and the filter was getting dirty might have made it to 18,000 miles.
Why new plugs so soon?
 

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Thats my next project air filter and plugs. Early spring the pine and oak pollen are so thick that the ponds have a green cover.Did you use a stock filter or K&N? I'll use a K&N. I have it in everything else.
 

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Thats my next project air filter and plugs. Early spring the pine and oak pollen are so thick that the ponds have a green cover.Did you use a stock filter or K&N? I'll use a K&N. I have it in everything else.
I used the Honda Filter, thought about a K&N had one it my last bike but couldn't really tell any diffrence. We have the pollen problem here also will have a greenish yellow all over everything. Ride Safe and Ride A Lot.
 

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Learned a lot about changing the filter for the 1st time, next time it won't take as long. Had the service manual to use and Fred's DVDs they are worth every penny. Glad I did it took time to clean up some things that the dealer would never had done. Ride Safe.
 

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Air Filter and Plugs

Just finished replacing the Air cleaner on my 2012 wing, all done and no parts missing or left over Yea. Also put in new Spark Plugs, have 16,000 on it and the filter was getting dirty might have made it to 18,000 miles.
I see you're having fun on the 2012 Wing, wow 16,000 miles. I thought I was doing a lot of riding, my 2010 Wing, will have 15,000 miles on it when I return from Daytona next week.

I going to get out my Wing Manual as soon as I finish this post. Your post reminded me that I have'nt thought about changing the air filter or plugs...who knows what else I may have forgot about. :)

Thanks for Post, I appreciate information I may have overlooked concerning my Wing. Ride Safe
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I see you're having fun on the 2012 Wing, wow 16,000 miles. I thought I was doing a lot of riding, my 2010 Wing, will have 15,000 miles on it when I return from Daytona next week.

I going to get out my Wing Manual as soon as I finish this post. Your post reminded me that I have'nt thought about changing the air filter or plugs...who knows what else I may have forgot about. :)

Thanks for Post, I appreciate information I may have overlooked concerning my Wing. Ride Safe
T-Rex
Thanks for the reply. Yep been riding a lot took a 10 state trip out west,had a great time that's where most the miles came from plus a trip to the Tx Coast and one to north Mo. Anyway have a good day and ride safe.
 

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Air filter due for me as well. As with most maintenance things, it's the apprehension rather than the actual doing.
 

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Getting my Wing ready for the "Big" ride (Est 10,000 miles) in May 2012 if all goes well. I cannot perform mechanical chores on my Wing due to physical disability and my mental inability to take things apart and put them back together. Fortunately V-Twin in Grant, FL works on Wings and has maintained my bike since purchased. Thanks to Johnnie 1 I researched my Wing manual and determined I needed to have a few thins done before my trip. Oil, filters (air and oil), drive shaft, coolant, oil breather, plugs, probablly tires and a new ass because mine's cracked. :) That's all folks!!
 

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Getting my Wing ready for the "Big" ride (Est 10,000 miles) in May 2012 if all goes well. I cannot perform mechanical chores on my Wing due to physical disability and my mental inability to take things apart and put them back together. Fortunately V-Twin in Grant, FL works on Wings and has maintained my bike since purchased. Thanks to Johnnie 1 I researched my Wing manual and determined I needed to have a few thins done before my trip. Oil, filters (air and oil), drive shaft, coolant, oil breather, plugs, probablly tires and a new ass because mine's cracked. :) That's all folks!!
Wow sounds like you have a good ride coming up don't think I will beable to do another trip like the first but some small ones this summer by small I mean 500 and back. Maybe one to the coast will see. Anyway hope you have a great time ride safe.
 

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Wow sounds like you have a good ride coming up don't think I will beable to do another trip like the first but some small ones this summer by small I mean 500 and back. Maybe one to the coast will see. Anyway hope you have a great time ride safe.
This will probably be the last of my Big Rides on a two wheeler due to my increasing disabilities. My last hurah so to speak before I'm unable to get around without a walker:D I'll be going into a financial hole to complete the trip but it'll be worth it. When I return I'm hoping to have my knees replaced, while I'm in recovery, if things go well, my Wing will be Triked. I plan on riding until I take the big dirt nap. :)

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This will probably be the last of my Big Rides on a two wheeler due to my increasing disabilities. My last hurah so to speak before I'm unable to get around without a walker:D I'll be going into a financial hole to complete the trip but it'll be worth it. When I return I'm hoping to have my knees replaced, while I'm in recovery, if things go well, my Wing will be Triked. I plan on riding until I take the big dirt nap. :)

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Have fun and stay safe hope it all works out for you Im 65 and have had a pretty serious heart attack but I keep riding hope the day never comes that I can't. Were are you planning on going on your trip?
 

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Have fun and stay safe hope it all works out for you Im 65 and have had a pretty serious heart attack but I keep riding hope the day never comes that I can't. Were are you planning on going on your trip?
You may be sorry you asked. :) I'm starting out in Indian River County, FL going north Ellijay, Ga. I'll be riding in the local area for about three weeks, nephew and niece and friends will ride the Blue Ridge for 4 days and of course we'll do the Tail of the Dragon, The Hell Bender, Cherohalla (spelling ?), Maggie Valley, Helen, Ga any and most small towns in the area. Departing Ellijay for Chatanooga, TN on 30 May for military reunion, after a few days I'll head for Dayton, OH to visit another niece and her family. Two days later I'm on my way to Almont, MI for a ten day layover. Then East, I'll enter Canada at Sarnia and ride to Niagra Falls and eventually I'll end up in up-state New York. I'll layover there for about 2 weeks and make rides to Maine, Mass, New Hampshire, Veromont and a few places in between. Now I'll head West across Canada back to Almont, MI. After a few days I'll head North towards the Straits of Mackenac then West over the top of Lake Michigan and then South towards Iowa. Plan on spending a couple days in Decorah, Iowa and then I'm riding West: the Dakotas, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, Colorado, N. Mex, Tx, etc, however I haven't planned the entire route yet. When I finish exploring the West I'll mosy Eastward towards Florida. Departing in May 2012 and returning in late August 2012...if all works out. :)

This trip will be my biggest challenge to date and I'm looking forward to it:D I can't walk to well, but I can sure ride. This trip I'm going to try to limit myseld to 8hr riding days...no more 13 and 14 hr days. :) I will try to post my progress as I cross the country. If I learn how to post pics by then, I will. :) That's all for now, Later All.
Oh, Daytona, FL this weekend just for a day trip though!!
 

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You may be sorry you asked. :) I'm starting out in Indian River County, FL going north Ellijay, Ga. I'll be riding in the local area for about three weeks, nephew and niece and friends will ride the Blue Ridge for 4 days and of course we'll do the Tail of the Dragon, The Hell Bender, Cherohalla (spelling ?), Maggie Valley, Helen, Ga any and most small towns in the area. Departing Ellijay for Chatanooga, TN on 30 May for military reunion, after a few days I'll head for Dayton, OH to visit another niece and her family. Two days later I'm on my way to Almont, MI for a ten day layover. Then East, I'll enter Canada at Sarnia and ride to Niagra Falls and eventually I'll end up in up-state New York. I'll layover there for about 2 weeks and make rides to Maine, Mass, New Hampshire, Veromont and a few places in between. Now I'll head West across Canada back to Almont, MI. After a few days I'll head North towards the Straits of Mackenac then West over the top of Lake Michigan and then South towards Iowa. Plan on spending a couple days in Decorah, Iowa and then I'm riding West: the Dakotas, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, Colorado, N. Mex, Tx, etc, however I haven't planned the entire route yet. When I finish exploring the West I'll mosy Eastward towards Florida. Departing in May 2012 and returning in late August 2012...if all works out. :)

This trip will be my biggest challenge to date and I'm looking forward to it:D I can't walk to well, but I can sure ride. This trip I'm going to try to limit myseld to 8hr riding days...no more 13 and 14 hr days. :) I will try to post my progress as I cross the country. If I learn how to post pics by then, I will. :) That's all for now, Later All.
Oh, Daytona, FL this weekend just for a day trip though!!
Man and I thought I had a big trip covering 10 states we mostly headed west and had a great time. Keep us posted if you can on your trip. Sounds like a once in a lifetime trip. enjoy and ride safe.
 

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T-Rex -God Bless you for taking that trip. We all dream about it and some of us actually do it. I got back from Iraq last June to a new 2010. 9000 miles later and I don't regret one mile. There was a couple more trips overseas between last June and today but I pray for many more miles in the saddle. Thank you for your service! If you find yourself in need and you are near Locust Grove (just South of Atlanta) just send me a message.
The pine pollen has arrived in our area so I picked up a K&N today. Might install it tomorrow but I need to download that manual. I can take apart a CBR in my sleep but the GW is another ball of wax!
Fire in the Hole,
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T-Rex -God Bless you for taking that trip. We all dream about it and some of us actually do it. I got back from Iraq last June to a new 2010. 9000 miles later and I don't regret one mile. There was a couple more trips overseas between last June and today but I pray for many more miles in the saddle. Thank you for your service! If you find yourself in need and you are near Locust Grove (just South of Atlanta) just send me a message.
The pine pollen has arrived in our area so I picked up a K&N today. Might install it tomorrow but I need to download that manual. I can take apart a CBR in my sleep but the GW is another ball of wax!
Fire in the Hole,
Gary
Just returned from a trip up to Mt. View, Ar and the surrounding area had a great time, always enjoy the Ozarks. We have yellow pollen everywhere, looks real good on my black wing. Go up north of Atlanta some times on our way to the carolinas. Have a good one and ride safe.
 

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I love the Ozarks! My dad is from Batesville and most of his side of the family still lives in that area. The yellow on my black wing looks amazing too. I got the filter in last night and have to finish putting the rest back together before church. One thing that shocked me was the amount of oil mixed with water that was in my breather box. Maybe a couple tablespoons but enough for me to call my friend to come take a look at it. He said it was nothing to worry about but i cant help it. Is this normal? I have been working on sportbikes for years (25) and i have never seen this. Four wheeler yes, but in a Wing? I want to ride down to Juliette this afternoon where they filmed Fired Green Tomatoes. But I don't want to worry the whole time. I watched the Scott Saunders videos and there was the same mix in his air box. Am I worrying over nothing?
 

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I love the Ozarks! My dad is from Batesville and most of his side of the family still lives in that area. The yellow on my black wing looks amazing too. I got the filter in last night and have to finish putting the rest back together before church. One thing that shocked me was the amount of oil mixed with water that was in my breather box. Maybe a couple tablespoons but enough for me to call my friend to come take a look at it. He said it was nothing to worry about but i cant help it. Is this normal? I have been working on sportbikes for years (25) and i have never seen this. Four wheeler yes, but in a Wing? I want to ride down to Juliette this afternoon where they filmed Fired Green Tomatoes. But I don't want to worry the whole time. I watched the Scott Saunders videos and there was the same mix in his air box. Am I worrying over nothing?
We were thru Batesville Thursday and out by the race track on are way to Mt. View. On your Air Box and the oil/water from what I know a certain amount is normal, depends on how much moisture is in the air or if you ride in the rain and it also builds up if you are gearing down a lot on hills, mountain roads, etc. Had a little in mine I had to wipe out don't think you have anything to worry about. Good Luck and ride safe.
 
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