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Offline skidmark66

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K&N v Standard air filter.
« on: July 23, 2019, 07:47:02 AM »
What is the difference apart from price. Are there any benefits from installing a K&N as apposed to the standard. Will my bike run better give better fuel economy will it purr like a fluffy little kitten?
Any feedback guys before I go buy one or the other along with some super go faster very high spec lightening striking spark plugs.
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Re: K&N v Standard air filter.
« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2019, 07:58:54 AM »
A K&N will stop beer cans getting through.
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Re: K&N v Standard air filter.
« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2019, 09:02:25 AM »

  A K&N filter is reusable,at service time when the OE filter is replaced you can clean and re oil the K&N and keep using it,saving money and reducing waste.
  It won't on its own give any performance increase.

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Re: K&N v Standard air filter.
« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2019, 09:36:21 AM »
Would be better of with a uni filter in place of the snorkel
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Re: K&N v Standard air filter.
« Reply #4 on: July 24, 2019, 02:29:26 AM »
*Originally Posted by KildareMan [+]
Would be better of with a uni filter in place of the snorkel

Agree 100% with this. I run mine in conjunction with a K&N air filter. 67,000 miles now on our RTW trip and all is well :-)

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Re: K&N v Standard air filter.
« Reply #5 on: July 24, 2019, 03:11:54 AM »
*Originally Posted by skidmark66 [+]
What is the difference apart from price. Are there any benefits from installing a K&N as apposed to the standard. Will my bike run better give better fuel economy will it purr like a fluffy little kitten?

No. Your engine output is controlled by the programming of the ECU not any air passing through the engine as in carburettor days.

*Originally Posted by skidmark66 [+]
Any feedback guys before I go buy one or the other along with some super go faster very high spec lightening striking spark plugs.

Feedback. Don't buy one they are a triumph (no pun intended) of marketing hype over practical filtration.

As mentioned above buy a Uni Filter pre filter and you will never need to even look at the OEM air filter element let alone replace it.

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Re: K&N v Standard air filter.
« Reply #6 on: October 29, 2019, 08:53:18 AM »
What Ive read about K&N it just doesn't filter as good as OEM filter.   

I use my bike mainly off road I have just (yesterday) bought a Uni Filter (prefilter). It is much easier to install and clean it.

What I was surprise is that I have also changed the OEM filter and after  just 6000 km on/off (50%/50%) the OEM filter was fully clocked.
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