Honda TRX700XX Forum - Club700XX banner
1 - 20 of 22 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
32 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
well i had to redo my top end on my quad. now that im up and running again i want to prevent dirt and dust from entering the engine.(im told that i had dust in my engin and it burnt out my rings, cylinder, and piston head.) right now im running my stock box/lid and a uni filter. any suggetions would be appriciated. thanks
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
258 Posts
clean/check your air filter after every ride. what air filter oil you using, and how often do you re oil it?
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
3,184 Posts
I clean my airbox after every ride. I will take the filter off and inspect it. If it even looks dirty or like it needs oil then i change it out. If i ride in a dusty situation where my air filter got really dirty. Then i clean airbox and replace filter with a clean and oiled one. I would also change out the motor oil and oil filter incase some dirt got past my air filter.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
528 Posts
put an outerwears over it.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
528 Posts

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
2,932 Posts
There seems to be allot of ring failures due to dust in these motors. I honestly believe it's a design flaw in the pistons. I've tore my motor apart quite a few times with variable hours and have noticed wear on the skirts.
Even on tear downs with 10-20 hours there was noticeable wear. It seems these slipper pistons are a bit to short causing added stress to the rings. If my thoughts have any ground this would explain some of the noise you hear in these motors also. ( the piston shuddering in the bore )

But anyway, I'll stop rambling. The best protection for dust would be a Uni filter with an outerwear. If enough dust entered the motor to wash out your rings the TB should be noticeably dirty as well. Check it out and clean as needed too.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
32 Posts
Discussion Starter · #11 ·
i will definetly get the outerwear and clean and oil the filter after dusty rides. thanks for the tips
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
132 Posts
What do you guys think of the uni filter oil thats a spray on? Its seems a little on the thin side compared to say honda foam filter oil which Ive been using. I like the spray on its way cleaner.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
4,835 Posts
What do you guys think of the uni filter oil thats a spray on? Its seems a little on the thin side compared to say honda foam filter oil which Ive been using. I like the spray on its way cleaner.

I use spray on , far easier and you just have to remember to put enough on. (Long story)(and new rings).
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
132 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
132 Posts
How good is the Uni-Filter compared to the stock 700xx air filter?

Has this been a common problem with a significant amount of dust/dirt getting into the engine causing excess wear? ....kind of concerned.

I still have the stock air filter with around 25hrs on the bike.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
132 Posts
Has this been a common problem with a significant amount of dust/dirt getting into the engine causing excess wear?

Pretty concerned.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,400 Posts
it's like everything else... if you don't take care of something, it will become a problem. just make sure you check everything over continuously
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
9 Posts
There seems to be allot of ring failures due to dust in these motors. I honestly believe it's a design flaw in the pistons. I've tore my motor apart quite a few times with variable hours and have noticed wear on the skirts.
Even on tear downs with 10-20 hours there was noticeable wear. It seems these slipper pistons are a bit to short causing added stress to the rings. If my thoughts have any ground this would explain some of the noise you hear in these motors also. ( the piston shuddering in the bore )

But anyway, I'll stop rambling. The best protection for dust would be a Uni filter with an outerwear. If enough dust entered the motor to wash out your rings the TB should be noticeably dirty as well. Check it out and clean as needed too.
I have a feeling mine needs a new top end rebuild due to it burning oil. its not leaking anywhere and before i ride i check my oil and then like every 20 mins. after that i check it and you can see that its loosing oil. i clean my filter everytime even if i ride it for an hour. am i right or wrong that if its burning oil and its not leaking from anywhere else that it could be that my rings are blown due to dirt? all the power of the quad is still there also
 

·
Super Moderator
Joined
·
5,864 Posts
I clean my airbox after every ride. I will take the filter off and inspect it. If it even looks dirty or like it needs oil then i change it out. If i ride in a dusty situation where my air filter got really dirty. Then i clean airbox and replace filter with a clean and oiled one. I would also change out the motor oil and oil filter incase some dirt got past my air filter.

Thanks for the info, cause if I was just to follow the manual I would only clean it every 100 hours. with attached note #1 "clean more frequently when riding in dusty areas, sand or snow."

I will be buying atleast one uni filter. Has anyone used the moose pre oiled filters?
 
1 - 20 of 22 Posts
Top