What air filter you guys running?


22 replies to this topic
  • 150 Fuelie

Posted June 23, 2006 - 06:34 PM

#1

I just picked up an 04 WR450 and see it has a foam airfilter. I assume it's stock. Should I leave it or do you all recommend something else? I see Fast3 Air Filters pretty cheap on ebay; any good?
Thanks.

  • The Duke of Prunes

Posted June 23, 2006 - 06:48 PM

#2

I use a twin air and like very much flows air better then stock filter.

  • OneToGo

Posted June 23, 2006 - 06:50 PM

#3

The stock on the 06 is green/yellow and filters/breathes well, probably will fall apart after a while I suspect.
I personally have kept it and swap it out with a TWIN AIR with dust cover.
Use a good quality oil that tacks up lightly - catches the dust/ grit.

Make sure the filter seals against the back plate, grease the filter back where it contacts the housing to make sure.

In dusty conditions, inspect the carb intake to make sure no crud is getting through, wipe the inside with white oiled /damp cloth or tissue to check.
Filter choice is personal preference really but suggest you avoid the paper type filters unless you ride street with no dust.

  • Matty05

Posted June 23, 2006 - 07:12 PM

#4

Twin air airfilters and filter skins.

Twin air filters are great, they last a very long time and won't fall apart if you wash your filters in gasoline.

I use a spray on oil in the wet season, as it isn't dusty at all, then now in the dry, I use motul air filter oil. The spray on stuff is so much easier to use, but not as effective in trapping dust.

  • nitronaf

Posted June 23, 2006 - 07:33 PM

#5

I converted my Airfilter assembly to YZF and run a YZF twinair powerflow kit

  • Matty05

Posted June 23, 2006 - 07:41 PM

#6

I converted my Airfilter assembly to YZF and run a YZF twinair powerflow kit

What did you need to do that? I would have thought the battery was in the way....

  • rsj450

Posted June 23, 2006 - 08:18 PM

#7

Twin Air with a quality filter oil and clean it often

  • bluebike1999

Posted June 23, 2006 - 09:54 PM

#8

twin air filter, 'no toil' clean and oil system.

  • odonnks

Posted June 24, 2006 - 02:58 AM

#9

Twin air

  • DPW

Posted June 24, 2006 - 04:27 AM

#10

Twin Air and No Toil

Visit the ThumperTalk Store for the lowest prices on motorcycle / ATV parts and accessories - Guaranteed
  • XRYoda

Posted June 24, 2006 - 07:27 AM

#11

Have you guys with the No toil checked to see if any dust gets by with the white cloth test? I used the stuff, got dust, twice, (fool me twice, shame on me) and threw the stuff in the garbage. I recommend that you look into it. Maybe I was doing something wrong but will never try it again.

  • jtrone

Posted June 25, 2006 - 03:35 PM

#12

I Use A Twin Air Filter with that nasty, but effective, blue twin air oil.

  • 642MX

Posted June 25, 2006 - 04:15 PM

#13

I use a UNI with Maxima FFT oil. UNI filters are 2 separate pieces, which makes cleaning them a heck of alot easier than a Twin Air. :excuseme:

  • Matty05

Posted June 26, 2006 - 03:21 AM

#14

I use a UNI with Maxima FFT oil. UNI filters are 2 separate pieces, which makes cleaning them a heck of alot easier than a Twin Air. :excuseme:

:bonk: How cleaning 2 is easier than 1 is beyond me...

  • 642MX

Posted June 26, 2006 - 04:39 AM

#15

:excuseme: How cleaning 2 is easier than 1 is beyond me...




How can you not understand? The outer layer traps the bigger particles and when you seperate the filter, the inner layer has fine dirt and dust stuck to it. You clean both filters and put them back together and reoil.

Twin airs are multilayer foam too, but you can't seperate them. So how do you know you have it clean where the 2 layers meet?.... you can't because its glued together. :bonk:

  • gamblingwithguns

Posted June 26, 2006 - 05:24 AM

#16

I am running a white bros power filter that is in a used bike i just purchased. Can someone tell me if i am supposed to oil this filter? thanks

  • Matty05

Posted June 26, 2006 - 07:17 AM

#17

How can you not understand? The outer layer traps the bigger particles and when you seperate the filter, the inner layer has fine dirt and dust stuck to it. You clean both filters and put them back together and reoil.

Twin airs are multilayer foam too, but you can't seperate them. So how do you know you have it clean where the 2 layers meet?.... you can't because its glued together. :bonk:

Dirt sticks to the oil. Oil sticks to the filter. Use solvent to unstick oil from filter. No more dirt in filter. Simple. :excuseme:

  • pjriss

Posted June 26, 2006 - 08:23 AM

#18

Twinair Powerflow with spark screen removed.

  • MotoGoalie

Posted June 26, 2006 - 10:39 AM

#19

I am running a white bros power filter that is in a used bike i just purchased. Can someone tell me if i am supposed to oil this filter? thanks


Yes, that's a foam filter. You need to clean it and oil it with Filter oil. Not motor oil.

  • ONLY4STROKES

Posted June 26, 2006 - 11:37 AM

#20

Currently I use a Uni Filter, but soon I think I'm going to try out the new K&N woven air filter. It flows better than anything else and very rarely needs to be cleaned. The only setbacks with it though are its price ($80) and weight (2 pounds).

Doug




 
x

Join Our Community!

Even if you don't want to post, registered members get access to tools that make finding & following the good stuff easier.

If you enjoyed reading about "" here in the ThumperTalk archive, you'll LOVE our community. Come join ThumperTalk today!

The views and opinions expressed on this page are strictly those of the author, and have not been reviewed or approved by ThumperTalk.