How to Clean an Air Filter?

Discussion in 'Whizzer Motorized Bicycles' started by MaxGlide, Sep 8, 2010.

  1. MaxGlide

    MaxGlide Member

    Can anyone tell me how to properly clean one of those tubular air filters that are on vintage Whizzer J motors?

    Mine is too plugged to allow the engine to run properly.

    Thanks..... Wayne

  2. RdKryton

    RdKryton Active Member

    I just got a new one from Memory Lane Classics. You just need to specify weather you have the Carter or the Tilotson carb.
    They were $20.00 when I got mine.

    Wow I just checked and they are $35.00 now.
    Last edited: Sep 8, 2010
  3. Quenton Guenther

    Quenton Guenther Motored Bikes Sponsor

    Hi Maxglide,

    Spray parts cleaner or carburetor cleaner into filter, and blow out with air hose.

    The newer filters aren't as porous and cause the carburetor to run a little rich.

    Have fun,
  4. MaxGlide

    MaxGlide Member

    Thanks again

    Thanks Quenton,

    It's definitely the air filter that was preventing it from starting. Without it, the engine starts immediately and runs nicely. I just have to tweak the carb adjustments but otherwise it is great. It will be interesting to see how it runs as I get more time on the motor.

    I look forward to riding it at Iron Ranch nest weekend in Portland.

  5. jbcruisin

    jbcruisin Member

    I got mine from Mempry Lane too & it just makes my bike run too rich.
  6. MaxGlide

    MaxGlide Member

    Can I run without filter?

    I only ride on pavement..... no dust. Is it inadvisable to run without an air filter

  7. jbcruisin

    jbcruisin Member

    I run my 99 Whizzer & my 49 without an air filter.