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post #1 of 16 Old 12-13-2012, 12:08 PM Thread Starter
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Hey there,

I need a new air filter. What does the OEM cost?

I am thinking I'll go with the K&N. Does anyone know where to buy one? I have tried Canadian Tire with no luck.

I am north of TO.

Any guidance would be appreciated.

Doing all my service work now so I'll be ready to ride again in the spring.

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post #2 of 16 Old 12-13-2012, 03:51 PM
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Hey there,

I need a new air filter. What does the OEM cost?

I am thinking I'll go with the K&N. Does anyone know where to buy one? I have tried Canadian Tire with no luck.

I am north of TO.

Any guidance would be appreciated.

Doing all my service work now so I'll be ready to ride again in the spring.

Cheers
Perhaps you can try these guys. They are located in Southern Ontario.

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post #3 of 16 Old 12-13-2012, 10:30 PM
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Hey there,
I need a new air filter... I have tried Canadian Tire with no luck.
Canadian Tire does carry them, but you may have to hunt one down at a different location. I got mine with no problems a couple of seasons ago at a Cdn. Tire near me in Toronto. Don't recall the cost anymore.

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post #4 of 16 Old 12-14-2012, 10:42 AM
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I bought a bike with a K&N filter once. They only want clean and feeding every 50K miles and I continued move it from bike to bike cus they all used the same filter. I probably saved a lot over the decades I used it. I just hate the initial outlay of cash for new.
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I wish I had purchased a K&N. I am about to put my bike back together and it was quite clear that plenty of dirt was getting under the lip of the OEM filter when I removed it. It does not seal well to the bottom of the airbox, and I believe the K&N seals a lot better. That alone would be a big performance improvement.

Typing that I just talked myself into punting, and getting the K&N. Get the 'recharge' kit too if you go this route and pay attention to their instruction to NOT clean it with compressed air.

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Some people like greasing the mating seal on the bottom. Silicone grease is best as the gasket may be natural rubber.
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Cool, thanks!

Alright, I'll try A Vicious Cycle.

Yeah, CTC may have had them at one time, but I had the parts guy call the depot and the response was that they couldn't get one.

I'll post here when I track one down.

I have found one here on Amazon.com, only $40.

Amazon.com: K&N SU-1002 Suzuki/Kawasaki High Performance Replacement Air Filter: Automotive

I wonder what the shipping would be.

Take it easy, thanks for the info.
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If you have the time, you can save money.

https://www.stromtrooper.com/v-strom-modifications-performance/32363-air-filters-too-expensive-try-mod-$5-95-a.html

The above thread shows how to get a new air filter for much
less than the price of a genuine Suzuki air filter. You need to
figure out for yourself whether the work is worth doing.

I do not understand why people bashed the ingenious rider who
derived this mod, and went to the effort of documenting his work.

I have done this same exercise, and I am satisfied that it produces
a quality air filter at a fraction of the cost of the OEM part.

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I tried the auto air filter, and felt that it crammed too much filter material in the air box and reduced max flow.

HifloFiltro makes stock-type air filters for lower cost than Suzuki. The Hiflo for earlier years has no gasket...reuse your gasket. The filter for later years is the same except it includes a new gasket.
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HFA3614 has a new gasket for $4 more.
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Toronto Riders,

I would like to see if possible, when one of you replace the air filter. Never done before , and don't have any experience to remove the Tank!

Any "workshop day" or "workshop hour" invite is appreciated.

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Canadian Tire does carry them, but you may have to hunt one down at a different location. I got mine with no problems a couple of seasons ago at a Cdn. Tire near me in Toronto. Don't recall the cost anymore.
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