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post #1 of 41 Old 11-29-2013, 06:18 PM Thread Starter
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Just went to the dealer for an air filter.

$55???!?!?!?!?!! No. No thank you. Not for paper crap. Is this right or are they gouging me? I know I can get a kn for cheaper. (I like kn filters. I run them in most everything)..

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post #2 of 41 Old 11-29-2013, 06:22 PM
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So $55 every 15K is allot of money to you? That OEM filter is a very efficient and well made unit "not crap for sure", of course you can always go the K&N route and mess around with their system. OEM for me, I for some reason cannot buy into the K&N bandwagon.

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I thought Chaparral had them for $42.00.

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So $55 every 15K is allot of money to you? That OEM filter is a very efficient and well made unit "not crap for sure", of course you can always go the K&N route and mess around with their system. OEM for me, I for some reason cannot buy into the K&N bandwagon.
Yes the OEM is very high quality. Should be cheaper than 55$ in the US, I paid 36$ here last year.
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Bike Bandit has a BikeMaster Air Filter for $37.46 and free shipping on all orders over $49. Flee Bay has one listed for $25.95 plus free shipping.
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BikeMaster is the label used by the wholesaler Tucker-Rocky. The picture looks like the filter made by HiFloFiltro. Good filter, but...I tried the HiFlo, and it felt choked off. It seemed to me that the perforated metal reinforcing plate on the bottom didn't have big enough holes for adequate flow. I'm not a K&N fan, but in our case the $38 K&N SU-1002 from Amazon seems to the the alternative to the OEM filter.

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When I did my maintenance a few weeks ago none of my local shops, (2 suzuki dealers and 4 indy's) had one, All wanted between $55 and $69 to order one.

I got the K&N shipped off amazon for $37 with free shipping and it got here in 48 hours rather than waiting 5-7 days.

I have used K&N a bunch and have all the maintenance stuff for it so..MEh

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Haha. I was just saying. I'm used to car filters being like 12-20 bucks. I don't see a reason for it to be $55. I have a kn in my civics and my sv650. I wanted to stay away in the vstrom because of dusty conditions but at this point I think I'm going to run one.

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So $55 every 15K is allot of money to you? That OEM filter is a very efficient and well made unit "not crap for sure", of course you can always go the K&N route and mess around with their system. OEM for me, I for some reason cannot buy into the K&N bandwagon.
Good point. The cost per mile to filter air is similar to the cost to filter oil. Tires and insurance are a much bigger deal.


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Below is a link to an air filter test I read a few years ago. It may change your mind on what filter to use.



Duramax Air Filter Testing * - Diesel Bombers
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