Aermacchi ss350 question

Air filter cross reference?

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Aermacchi ss350 question

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Post by 6hds » Sat Jan 26, 2019 3:38 pm

Air filters seem to be a rare item to find. Is there any air filter that will work on a stock filter mount for a 1972 SS350? Thanks, Gary



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Re: Aermacchi ss350 question

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Post by chuckthebeatertruck » Sun Jan 27, 2019 3:04 pm

I swapped to a k&n knock off in black. Very unobtrusive and the motor woke up.

Just measure the outside diameter of the carb spigot. I want to say it's 40-45mm, but can't remember. I want to say it cost me $10 online.

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Re: Aermacchi ss350 question

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Post by 6hds » Sun Jan 27, 2019 4:23 pm

Thanks Chuck, I got one of those that came with the bike. I had a thought about running the stock air filter assembly I have for originality. I have no filter for it. Thinking about going to a metric bike or farm and garden dealer to see what will work. I did get it running and it sounds real good. Thanks for all your help. Gary

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Re: Aermacchi ss350 question

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Post by chuckthebeatertruck » Mon Jan 28, 2019 1:11 pm

To be honest, all the nos paper filters I had were crumbly, so I tried a uni foam filter first. It strangled the bike. The pod solved many an issue. I saved the original, but don't plan to use it again. These bikes came tuned pretty mildly. Just a wee bit of tweaking really wakes them up. However, swapping filters does leave the pocket in the fuel tank unused. . .

Give Lesley at moto Italia a ring. He has two storage units of spares. Saved my bacon when I needed a 69 header pipe, which can be difficult to find in good condition.

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