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I got my bike yesterday, '03 KX125, and I bought the no-toil kit. The mechanic said not to use the no-toil cleaner the first time I clean it since it won't get the old grease off.

My question is, can I use 409 citrus cleaner/degreaser to clean the airfilter? I've also got CLR cleaner but I doubt that will do it...

Thanks in advance,
-Barry-
 

Jaybird

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Buy a can of a solvent based filter cleaner. (or a pail of kerosene)
The guy was correct, the No-toil will not clean the petroleum lube from the filter. Once you clean the old off it will no longer be a problem if you use No-toil filter oil.
It's also a good idea to use their filter sealing grease. I'm cheap and still place a coating of petroleum grease on the filter edges and the No-toil cleaner will not take that out.

Some will argue, but DON'T use gas to clean the filter. It's dangerous, plus it may screw up the filter seams.
 

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Paint thinner works well also for the first time. Then use dishwashing soap to clean out the solvent. Dry the filter and then use the No-Toil. I love that stuff. If you are ever out of the cleaner, rubbing alcohol will remove the No-Toil oil from the filter. Then rinse with water.