2021 scrambler 1000 xp s..
I just checked some aftermarket filters I have and the mesh is metal. I put a magnet up to it and it stuck. I may be wrong on the OEM filter mesh being aluminum but it looks like aluminum. Regardless, I have no idea what the root cause of the issue is.That would be great, I believe Pcaster said the metal mesh is aluminum, I thought it would be steel, maybe it’s a brittle type of aluminum?
Bum, there you go, same behavior as my filter, look at the cut in the metal mesh, it seems like made with scissors, true this filter has no more damage than mine, but look at what the OP comments, his engine sucked the metal mesh and stop right away, in my case, the engine did not stop, i contiued to ride for many miles, until i realised engine was blowing white smoke, then in pulled over, this was a WOT ride for many miles...There it is!….pretty much identical filter failure. Same type of mystery but this guy thinks it was sabotage. ….thanks Pcaster for finding it, that had to take a while. Lol