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Hey those who care,

we had this huge as dust storm... seriously, there was heaps of this crap...

http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/que...reau-warns-of-more-to-come-20090924-g324.html

completely covered sydney and brisbane... not sure about melbourne... :\

anyways, It kinda showed up out of the blue yesterday after I got to work, and then mostly disappeared overnight.

Problem being, I didn't have many options aside from riding my bike home in it yesterday... I could've taken a taxi but it woulda cost me around 100 bucks prolly.

Anyways, I'm just a bit worried about the amount of dust/dirt that got into my bike yesterday, it hasn't displayed any problems yet, but this stuff was THICK and there's no doubt it took in too much.

Aside from cleaning the air filter, any other tips just to make sure I don't have any problems with it down the road?? :dontknow:
 

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Maybe get some compressed air and clean out the ram air ducts, and blow off the whole bike to avoid the all the tiny scratches the sand will make if you just wipe it off.
 

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change the air fliter if your that worried....but thats whats it there for....i live in the SW here in USA and dust stroms are a daily routine
 

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clean up your chain, that sand crap will mess it up when it gets inside the o-rings. Air filter already been said.
 

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Wash it and be careful not to scratch the windscreen and paint. Use water abundantely before cloth. Check the radiator guard and make sure its not obstructed by debris/sand. Make sure none of the sand gets inside the fuel tank when you wash it or refuel.
 

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Wash it and be careful not to scratch the windscreen and paint. Use water abundantely before cloth. Check the radiator guard and make sure its not obstructed by debris/sand. Make sure none of the sand gets inside the fuel tank when you wash it or refuel.
:+1::iamwithst What ninny said...
 

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Wow, that's an odd one here. Usually it's water causing problems. Disguise it as a camel maybe??? Good luck man. I'd remove the airbox completely, clean the sensor in the box, check the actual intake portions of the throttle bodies for signs of dust, wipe em out. Beyond that????
 

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thanks for your help guys -> much appreciated. Looks like my saturday's filled up :)
 
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