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post #1 of 14 Old 02-22-2009, 06:25 PM Thread Starter
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$5.29 air filter for your V-Strom

Originally posted by Glitch_Oz in this post:
https://www.stromtrooper.com/showthre...ghlight=filter

I just thought i'd make a new post since his was in the Austraila section and i had some info to make it easier for those of us in the States to do it.


After initially seeing this post i finally got around to making my own new filter today. Being in the states that brand he used was not available here(or at least in my area). So i sorted through many air filters and found a near perfect fit at Orileys Auto Parts. It is there house brand Micro Guard(made by Purolator) part # GA33590. Cost was $5.29

With this one there is no cutting of the filter involved. Its fits right over the square cut out in the air filter. So you have a rubber seal all the way around.
It is a bit taller than the stock one, but fits in the lid just fine.

I used the same procedures as Glitch Oz did and it worked out great.
Here is how its done.

Pull your stock filter out of your bike and cut the stock air filter material out of the plastic.




Next use a grinder, dremal, hacksaw.. sander.. whatever to cut off the plastic sides that held the air filter material in off and make them smooth with the plastic base plate.



The GA33590 air filter is nearly a perfect fit for the square cutout in the base plate. This filter is taller than the stock filter so to give a nice flat sealing surface and to gain the needed clearance you will need to grind down the rubber gasket edge on the new filter so it is nice and flat. I used a sand flap wheel on a 4" grinder.
Here is the filter gasket when new.



Here is the rubber gasket after grind it down.



Next run a bead of silicone(or any rubber compatable sealant) around the base plate opening.



Carfully line up and place the new filter on the base plate. Make sure it is pressed down and sealed with the silicone all the way around.
You can lay something heavy on top of the filter to help keep it pressed down while the silicone dries.

After it dries you are ready to put it back in your bike. The new filter is a snug fit in there since its taller, but fits just fine.

Then next time all you have to do is cut the silicone and add another new filter.

Thanks again to Glitch_Oz for the original idea!




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Someone on another site asked: Won't the air come in from the ends of the pleats.
No it won't. the ends of the pleats are glued shut from the factory.

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Thanks

I just called my local dealer and of course he didn't have the air filter for my 2004 DL650. BUT he's willing to go the distance and order one for me for $38 and hopes it will arrive in about a week. What a deal! For $20 additional he will strain and press the SPECIAL ship option which MAY arrive on Friday or may not.

Thanks for this info on the purolator air filter. I'll be buying one at lunch and installing it tonight as my bike is down for a Power Commander install. During the install I realized it would be a great time to put a new filter in, if I could get one. I'll also be writing the part number on my filter cover with a silver permanent sharpie. You guys are great
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I followed your instructions and it worked perfectly!

I bought my replacement filter at Pep Boys. It is a Purolator PA33590 "Pure One". It claims to last twice as long. Cost $11.00.
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Gravehunter I completed this mod while I was doing other work to the bike and I have to say it was very simple. My little Autobody saw http://www.cvfsupply.com/air_tools/air_body_saw.html made cutting the rubber gasket easy. The only thing different I did, I put a couple small stainless steel screws into the new filter rubber gasket area just to make sure that it all stayed in place.

The filter was $7 bucks at my local auto parts store.

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post #7 of 14 Old 04-29-2009, 07:49 PM
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air filter..

thanks alot to Grave hunter and Glitch from Australia...

I just did my air filter replacement just like you said, from less than 6 dlls instead of the 90 dlls they charge here in Mexico... took a while, but just the first time...

For those in Mexico and latinamerica. you can buy the air filter in any AUTOZONE, the brand and model is FRAM CA3916, for 67 pesos... that is less than 4 dlls...

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Cheap bastards! You must all ride 650's...wait...so do I.

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I seriously don't understand the point of "mods" like this. The stock filter isn't THAT expensive, and if you really want to save money, buy a K&N and a cleaner kit. Not only will your engine breathe easier, you'll also never have to buy another filter again.

So much work, so much potential for errors and disasters, so much wasted time. Why?

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I seriously don't understand the point of "mods" like this. The stock filter isn't THAT expensive, and if you really want to save money, buy a K&N and a cleaner kit. Not only will your engine breathe easier, you'll also never have to buy another filter again.

So much work, so much potential for errors and disasters, so much wasted time. Why?

Its a paper filter just like the stock one. When you buy the stock filter you are paying for all the crap thats around the stock filter. With this way you are basically just buying the paper. As long as you get it well sealed(whats so hard about that?) then there is no down side to this other than a little of your time. Its alot less time consuming after the first time since your not cutting out the stock filter. So i guess if a little time is out of the question for you and you worry about your own ability to secure the filter in there then go buy a filter and be happy. Its just another option.


I'll leave the K&N debate to the other 200 threads that have already been posted.

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