Ready Air Filters


47 replies to this topic
  • big t

Posted December 05, 2005 - 07:58 PM

#1

Anybody running these? I know some people had problems when they first came out but I read that they were going to address the problems.

  • aford541

Posted December 05, 2005 - 08:23 PM

#2

I bought 6 the day they came out, they were poorly oiled and the hole in the back was too big, I was concerned that dirt would get in there.
I had to oil the filter any way and I stopped buying them.
I have heard they are better now and I may make a run at buying them again for the 06 if it ever gets here.

  • big t

Posted December 05, 2005 - 08:30 PM

#3

Yeah, I remember there were problems early on but I haven't seen much on them in this forum. From what I have been reading they seem to be pretty decent now. Just wanted to hear from someone using them on a yz.

  • Matt96xr6

Posted December 05, 2005 - 09:38 PM

#4

last one I saw basically fell apart cleaning it. All the seams came unglued. POS IMHO

Sorry but for $12-20 you can get a decent air filter. Just like oil, cheap insurance on a $6k bike.

  • DaveJ

Posted December 05, 2005 - 10:55 PM

#5

Wow, tough crowd.

So I use nothing other than Race Ready filters in both my YZs and CRF. Love 'em.

And if you decide to clean and re-use them, there are some cleaners that will pull them apart. I can't remember which, but that's what I read.

The gloves they come with are almost useless, so I still use my own.

Highly recommend.

  • shigbie

Posted December 06, 2005 - 04:08 AM

#6

I used them on my old 03 CRF450 and it worked just fine. I would use it as a short term filter as it only lasted about 4 to 5 cleanings. The foam started tearing on the corners. It should have lasted longer but it you've every removed and installed a filter on a CRF you know how rough it is on it.

For $9.99 I would recommend them.

  • big t

Posted December 06, 2005 - 05:49 AM

#7

last one I saw basically fell apart cleaning it. All the seams came unglued. POS IMHO

Sorry but for $12-20 you can get a decent air filter. Just like oil, cheap insurance on a $6k bike.


The whole reason to buy these is so you don't have to clean them. Just throw them away.

  • big t

Posted December 06, 2005 - 05:55 AM

#8

I'm going to try a couple and see how they do. I have used 2 Uni's this year and one finally tore while I was cleaning it. I figure 2 Uni's will cost $40 plus another $50+ in cleaner and oil. I'm only riding 2 to 3 times a month most of the time so I could buy 12 Ready filters for $120-130 and not have to worry about cleaning them at all.

Thanks

  • SLO_Rider

Posted December 06, 2005 - 09:47 AM

#9

Just like DaveJ, Ready Filters is all we use. Yes, they did have problems when they first came out, although they have been sorted out. I also was having filters fall apart while cleaning, but after I started using Simple Green to clean them I have not had one fall apart!

  • Reyndogg

Posted December 06, 2005 - 10:03 AM

#10

The whole reason to buy these is so you don't have to clean them. Just throw them away.



I have 9 twin air filters... yes really.... so i take my tide cup (that comes with tide so you can measure detergent) and put 1/2 no toil cleaner and 1/2 tide - put filters and that in the washer and 45 min later my filters are perfect. How hard is that?

:applause:

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  • big t

Posted December 06, 2005 - 10:17 AM

#11

I have 9 twin air filters... yes really.... so i take my tide cup (that comes with tide so you can measure detergent) and put 1/2 no toil cleaner and 1/2 tide - put filters and that in the washer and 45 min later my filters are perfect. How hard is that?

:applause:


That won't fly in my house. She hates for me to use the sink to clean the filters. I know she won't want them in the washer. I wouldn't want to use the washer either.

  • 913YZ426MXer

Posted December 06, 2005 - 10:23 AM

#12

Convenience has a price.......and that price is $9.99! To achieve convenience follow these easy steps.....

Step 1: Buy a Ready Filter
Step 2: Ride three to four times (maybe less if sandy/muddy terrain is present.)
Step 3: throw away Ready Filter
Step 4: see Step 1!

You have achieved convenience at it's finest. Enjoy! :applause:

  • big t

Posted December 06, 2005 - 10:26 AM

#13

Convenience has a price.......and that price is $9.99! To achieve convenience follow these easy steps.....

Step 1: Buy a Ready Filter
Step 2: Ride three to four times (maybe less if sandy/muddy terrain is present.)
Step 3: throw away Ready Filter
Step 4: see Step 1!

You have achieved convenience at it's finest. Enjoy! :applause:


I hear ya! :ride: I have heard enough positive to at least try a couple.

  • Reyndogg

Posted December 06, 2005 - 10:31 AM

#14

That won't fly in my house. She hates for me to use the sink to clean the filters. I know she won't want them in the washer.


a lot of guys say that, and jokingly i mention something about balls and a purse (to my friends), but yeah i can understand that all kidding aside :applause:

The "she" that actually lives in my house has 4 legs and barks so i dont have to worry about what i put in my washer lol

the directions for the no toil do say its washer safe n such, i use the no toil oil, rim grease, cleaner and such FWIW.

  • big t

Posted December 06, 2005 - 10:38 AM

#15

I didn't know No Toil was washer safe. Probably won't matter anyway. Everytime I've used No Toil filter oil it seems to thicken up when washing out. But I have never used No Toil cleaner.

  • big t

Posted December 06, 2005 - 10:41 AM

#16

Just read the bottle and it says to use only there cleaner. Thats why I've had a hard time cleaning the filter. I've never used No Toil cleaner.

  • Reyndogg

Posted December 06, 2005 - 10:46 AM

#17

i find that a bottle of the cleaning powder lasts a very long time, as 1/2 a tide cup is all it takes to wash enough filters for six or eight weeks of riding - and it isnt expensive at all.

  • Butta

Posted December 06, 2005 - 10:46 AM

#18

I'm going to try a couple and see how they do. I have used 2 Uni's this year and one finally tore while I was cleaning it. I figure 2 Uni's will cost $40 plus another $50+ in cleaner and oil. I'm only riding 2 to 3 times a month most of the time so I could buy 12 Ready filters for $120-130 and not have to worry about cleaning them at all.

Thanks


I'm curious how you are spending $50+ on cleaner and oil for UNI filters, only riding 2-3 times a month........also, how you have torn one. I have used the stock YZ filter and my standby UNI (I rotate between the two) for almost 50 hours of riding and have yet to go through a can of filter oil ($8.95). I use a solution of Simple Green to clean them with in a small bucket (filter in upside down and soak for about 20-30 minutes, all the dirt and bad stuff falls to the bottom of the bucket and leaves the filter slightly oiled still but zero dirt), then oil as necessary. Anyway, I would venture to say that if you are correct in your estimates, there is something you are doing (or not doing) to cause this excessive cost.

  • big t

Posted December 06, 2005 - 10:47 AM

#19

If the Ready Filters don't work out I will try the No Toil cleaner.

  • Butta

Posted December 06, 2005 - 04:34 PM

#20

I've got a friend that swears the No-Toil stuff eats the filters.......I've never used it, though. I have had great success with the above system I described......





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