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recently bought 03 ttr225 and while doing routine maintenance decided to install UNI air filter, when I opened the airbox there was no filter in it and there was about a pint of old oil in it, is this normal? I think judging from what I am finding the previous owners maintenance standards and mine are far different.

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new to this forum, was kind of hoping to get some good advice and get smart ass remarks instead!! I guess there is at least one on every forum though.

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Well with all due respect, you asked a pretty stupid question... You asked if it was normal to have a bunch of oil in your air box and no air filter... expect a smart ass reply :thumbsup:

On a lighter note, no it is not normal.

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My question originally was is the oil in the air box an indication of permanent damage or just a result of blow by that has accumulated with the absence of the air filter?

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recently bought 03 ttr225 and while doing routine maintenance decided to install UNI air filter, when I opened the airbox there was no filter in it and there was about a pint of old oil in it, is this normal? I think judging from what I am finding the previous owners maintenance standards and mine are far different.

You said the bike never had a filter in it when you inspected... I would be much more worried about no filter being on the bike then the oil in the air box.

As for the oil in the air box, it is likely excess air filter oil from the previous owner over oiling the filter or not squeezing out the excess oil or letting it set up long enough before reinstalling.

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sorry, I didn't mean to be a smart ass. I asked a legitimate question I thought. If I had found a bike I had bought was in that condition...I would hope that I hadn't spent a lot of money on it, because this could turn out bad. I'm assuming the bike starts and runs fine?

It is never normal to have no air filter, and it is never normal to have a pint of oil in your air box. I'm assuming you need to do more than just routine maintenance...however, those bikes are bulletproof. You may get away with just changing the oil and air filter. If I were you, I'd check valve clearances, wheel, linkage, headset and swingarm bearings before I rode it.

Again, sorry, didn't mean to come across as a smartass. Welcome to TT. Lets hope that air filter doesn't getcha.

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You said the bike never had a filter in it when you inspected... I would be much more worried about no filter being on the bike then the oil in the air box.

As for the oil in the air box, it is likely excess air filter oil from the previous owner over oiling the filter or not squeezing out the excess oil or letting it set up long enough before reinstalling.

Crank case breather is routed to the airbox, that's where the oil came from.

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