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post #1 of 8 Old 06-29-2012, 12:14 AM Thread Starter
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Foam air fliter?

Oiled foam air filter for the 12? anybody using one? Is it the same as the earlier models?
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post #2 of 8 Old 06-29-2012, 12:23 AM
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The stock filter has the same part number from 2007 to 2012. After market air filters for the earlier years will also fit the Glee.

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Thanks GW. Are you using foam? Anyone using Pipercross or other foam?
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I use OEM.

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Without wanting to start another foam vs oem filter debate you should know that the air filter that comes in the Wee will flow a lot more air than the engine can use. The airbox inlet is more restrictive than the filter. So, there is no proven power increase in using a foam/oiled cloth filter.

I have K&N filters in the '03 and my son just put one in the '04. The '03 came with it, otherwise it wouldn't have one. My son just wanted to learn for himself..so he bought one for the '04. No power increase that he could tell. So, why use them? Well, IF you correctly clean and re-oil them ( most people don't ) they will last the life of the bike. I don't think there is a problem with a properly serviced oiled filter allowing dirt into an engine. I do think the stock filter is probably better at filtering during its life.

I just don't want to take the time to properly clean, then allow to dry, then properly oil and wait for the oil to disperse before reinstalling the filter! That can take a day or overnight to do. I'll just pop in an OEM replacement and ride.

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Not expecting more power but better filtration and being reuseable lower cost and not having to order filters.
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How much is the OEM unit?

I checked Oneida but it sent me all over the place...

I'll probably go K&N after the first service. You could probably make a DIY foam filter if you really feel inclined.

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HiFlo makes a stock-type air filter for our bikes that sell for $twenty-something.

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