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Old 02-10-2011, 07:01 PM
Kenneth Roehl Kenneth Roehl is offline
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Acorns in the intake

Took the air filter apart on my JCW and was dumfounded to find acorns under the flat filter in the bottom half of the filter box. How do those critters get in there? This was part of the R&R to install the Alta cold side silicon tube,a real tight fit. What kind of mouse trap do I need?
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Old 02-10-2011, 08:19 PM
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I remember the same thing happened to someone else on here too....can't remember who though
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Old 02-10-2011, 08:51 PM
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Maybe squirrels carried them in there??
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Old 02-10-2011, 09:30 PM
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If it is rats or mice you are plagued with, go to for a great trap idea. If on the other hand, squirrels are up to no good you'll need a bigger barrel with something sticky in it instead of water. Squirrels are pretty nimble.
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Seen it happen a couple times, mice are the cause.

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Old 02-13-2011, 07:51 PM
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Not quite the same, but when I cracked open the airbox on my CBR600 F4, I found all sorts of weird stuff.. wasps, bumble bees, huge moths, etc. No wonder it wasn't running great!

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Hunt down th' critters 'n make them pay! No quarter! Argh!
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Originally Posted by ThumperMCS View Post

I remember the same thing happened to someone else on here too....can't remember who though
Yeah that was me that had a real problem with them, Not mice actually it was squirrels in my case. Here is the thread with pictures.

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I had field mice eat the wiring of my off-road lights on my Xterra once, sprayed the engine bay with a habanero solution and it never happened again. Not an ideal solution because of the obvious residue all over the engine bay but it worked.
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Old 02-15-2011, 01:32 PM
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Acorns in the intake

The solution to the chipmunks using my intake as a safe deposit box seems simple after I looked at it. I will make up a wire mesh cover for the intake at the front headlight(2009 JCW) out of 1/4" wire screen. this should let all the air in and keep the chipmunks out.Take it easy,But take it Ken R.
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