Dirty air filter

Hi on my T5 the air filter keeps getting little bits of foam sucked on to it it is the foam in the frame where the petrol tank sits happened after i took the petrol tank out.can i remove the air hose that goes from filter box to frame and then put some thing to stop crap getting on to filter some thing like the material that the filter is made of thanks Gary[:drink:]

thanks will do that Gary

2 problems with doing that, firstly it is too close to all the crap that gets thown up by the wheel. Secondly the air that gets sucked in will be a lot hotter, therefore degrading performance. Just clean out the frame or put some wire mesh across the hole to stop the larger bits of foam getting sucked in.