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Offline Bikerjimbob

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Re: Benefits of a pre filter
« Reply #10 on: April 23, 2020, 04:22:48 AM »
Uniflow are only a few kilometres from me so lucky enough to be able to call in and collect what I need, they are really great helpful people nothing is too much trouble so posting to the UK would be no problem to them for sure.
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Re: Benefits of a pre filter
« Reply #11 on: April 23, 2020, 06:00:50 AM »
I've never bothered with a pre-filter for here in the UK.
Back in the day it would have meant dicking around with jetting etc. Fairly simple now as the ECU just sorts it.

My current big bike came with one and I have to say, it's quite impressive.
9K miles and the air box and filter looked like this

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Re: Benefits of a pre filter
« Reply #12 on: April 23, 2020, 08:48:02 AM »
They really are the dogs dangly bits, I have 3 so that I can just swap out easily and clean at leisure, as i do a lot of riding in very dusty conditions.  A word of caution though, some time back, I experienced an issue with my previous XCX, I was giving it some welly on a motorway and could not get much past 7000rpm, thought there was an issue with  fuel (water) or electrics, turned out Unifilter was absolutely caked in crud and was restricting air flow.  Hence why I now have 3.
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Re: Benefits of a pre filter
« Reply #13 on: April 23, 2020, 05:16:45 PM »
Just ordered.

Hopefully won't take too long to get here from Australia.
Hope the instructions are in English too  :492:

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Re: Benefits of a pre filter
« Reply #14 on: April 23, 2020, 06:39:06 PM »
My instructions were in English but printed upside down.

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Re: Benefits of a pre filter
« Reply #15 on: April 23, 2020, 07:06:22 PM »
 Damn. Gonna have to flip the bike over then  :492:

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Re: Benefits of a pre filter
« Reply #16 on: April 23, 2020, 10:41:09 PM »
*Originally Posted by Guyver [+]
Just ordered.

Hopefully won't take too long to get here from Australia.
Hope the instructions are in English too  :492:

For the pre 15 bikes installation is somewhat of a PITA.
The best thing is to start by taking the fuel tank off and removing the lid of the air box. The location of the air intake (where the filter fits) is slightly right of centre and in front of the ABS pump so it is very difficult to install correctly with the tank on and limited room. You can try if you like but taking the tank off first will probably save you having to read some choice Australian swear words from the instructions.
The other tip for all installations is to leave the actual filter in its plastic bag with the open end of the filter at the open end of the bag. Once the filter is installed simply slide the bag off the oily filter and you have not covered your hands and half the inside of the bike in oil residue resulting in the requirement to find even more choice Australian swear word
Good luck I hope the postal service is prompt.

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Re: Benefits of a pre filter
« Reply #17 on: April 23, 2020, 11:57:03 PM »
Brilliant thanks.

Not a fan of removing the tank, but at least now I know how to do it properly so should be ok.

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Re: Benefits of a pre filter
« Reply #18 on: April 24, 2020, 04:48:31 AM »
*Originally Posted by Guyver [+]
Brilliant thanks.

Not a fan of removing the tank, but at least now I know how to do it properly so should be ok.

If you don't have ABS you can probably do it without taking the tank off. It is just that the ABS pump gets in the way with the tank on and its easier to remove the tank than the ABS pump.

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Re: Benefits of a pre filter
« Reply #19 on: April 24, 2020, 04:52:27 AM »
*Originally Posted by K1W1 [+]
For the pre 15 bi The location of the air intake (where the filter fits) is slightly right of centre and in front of the ABS pump
K1W1 may have been referring to his political position. The location of the air intake is left of centre.
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