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post #1 of 22 Old 08-09-2005, 11:01 PM Thread Starter
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Do you use a K&N air filter and does it do anything?

Wondering if it should stay on the wish list. I can't imagine any tangible benefit here except the lifetime warranty and the ability to wash the unit. Can anyone please comment on this product? Thanks !!

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9 views and not one response so far. Looks like you guys are saving me some money and this little filter is coming off the wish list.....Thanks !!!!

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post #3 of 22 Old 08-10-2005, 09:12 AM
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OK, I'll respond... I've used the K&N in both of my KLR's, and my wife's SecaII. When I do the next major service I'll probably put one in the V-Strom as well. There are people who love them, and those who hate them. If I were going to ride Baja, for example, I'd probably go with something a little different.

I know this doesn't help, but at least someone responded.. :lol:

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post #4 of 22 Old 08-10-2005, 11:00 AM
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I use one but the main goal is to save money.

Knowing I will own the bike for 100k or more means a clean and oil instead of purchase of a new filter.

Can't say as I noticed any performance difference but that wasn't my goal
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Now we're talkin' - thanks guys. Good idea, this is a high miler bike for me too - I could use the savings. Maybe I will order it when the stocker is trashed and ready to be replaced. I'll just show it to my wife and she'll tell me to "throw that nasty thing away and get a new one"

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I haven't looked at my original yet, 6 weeks and 5000 miles, but I'm expecting it to be a bit on the "crusty" side. I'll probably order mine about a week before I put her up on the stand for her end-of-year check u and put it in then. OR wait until spring... anyway I'll put in a K&N.

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I installed a K&N filter. Mainly to save some , because I have to replace my filter every 12.000 km.

I am very happy with it. :lol: :lol: :lol:

The only disadvantage : +0.5l/100km.

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I used to use K&N's in my vehicles until I researched it more indepth. The fact is they flow more air because it is full of holes that let more air thru. Hold a freshly cleaned and oiled K&N filter up to a bright light and look thru it. See all those holes?!?!? Those holes let dirt thru. Google K&N. Do your own research and make an informed decision.

If you must have aftermarket look for filters that use foam as some part of the filter. This oiled foam catches the dirt as it tries to wind its way thru. As opposed to the K&N that only has a single layer of oiled cotton gauze. shock:

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post #9 of 22 Old 08-14-2005, 06:44 PM
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True enough. IMHO if you are keeping your bike for the long haul, stay stock. That being said I run a K&N in my Mazda6, in my last vehicle a 99 Suburban, and in my last bike a Kawasaki Drifter.
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Common sense is prevailing! If it flows more air, then it MUST flow more dirt! I would say it Depends a lot on your riding conditions. I you ride in a damp enviorement a k&n is probably a lot less harmfull. I live in Arizona and it is usually very dusty. I change air filters at 10,000 miles on everything, but i wouldnt be beyond blowing one out with compressed air and changing it at 20,000.
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