Twin Air vs K&N


12 replies to this topic
  • arcboy

Posted December 09, 2007 - 08:16 AM

#1

Just wondering what everyones views on the difference in reliability and longevity between the Twin Air and the K&N.

  • kskyles

Posted December 10, 2007 - 10:22 AM

#2

I've never owned a K&N filter, but the Twin Air and UNI filters that i've used lasted me a couple of years. They're great.

  • arcboy

Posted December 10, 2007 - 05:15 PM

#3

I just want to get away from cleaning it too frequently. I know it is the best thing along with oil changes. I think that the K&N won't need as much cleaning and might flow better.

  • splitpunk

Posted December 10, 2007 - 06:34 PM

#4

I clean my air filters after every trip. Just got done doing 4 i hate cleaning air filters . I run twin air in all my bikes and make sue they are good to go before every trip. I also keep one oiled in a bag just in case.

  • kjr247

Posted December 10, 2007 - 06:43 PM

#5

I also have only used the twin air in my bikes. The K&N's I have used in my cars. Not sure why. I guess the foam makes me feel like it filters better.

  • xr1million

Posted December 10, 2007 - 06:50 PM

#6

I guess the foam makes me feel like it filters better.


from EVERYTHING Ive heard it does! I will only run foam. If you dont want to clean the filters as much use those PC outerware cover things. Or maybe panty hose.

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  • kjr247

Posted December 10, 2007 - 07:13 PM

#7

There is just no way to avoid cleaning those filters. I keep a couple extra for each bike and perform the cleaning and re-oiling ritual less often. This way I can just pop one in and go. KJR

  • dirtrider115

Posted December 10, 2007 - 07:16 PM

#8

Twin air or Uni,and I only use twin air oil just my choice but it goes on good and is easy to get even.

  • Team_Oatmeal_Pie

Posted December 10, 2007 - 10:53 PM

#9

I bought an XR600 long time ago that was run with a K&N and it's my opinion as to why it needed a top end .
Find a buddy who is running one, take it out and hold it up to the light. To me a used K&N looks like it has holes in it.

Clean filter = length of engine life.

  • Ridon

Posted December 10, 2007 - 11:48 PM

#10

I've heard lots of rumors about the K&N filter but i thing they're just rumors...
I use K&N filter on my WR and it's great. It needs cleaning like all filters and also needs some grease to put on the sealing everytime you clean it but i had never had problems with dust. Yamaha dealers in Greece suggest and sell K&N filters for racing use. My opinion is that if you take proper care of the K&N is the best filter you can buy and it lasts longer.

  • waynus

Posted December 11, 2007 - 02:54 AM

#11

K & N are great.....


if you want to dust your motor :banghead:

  • creeky

Posted December 11, 2007 - 07:08 AM

#12

K & N are great.....


if you want to dust your motor :banghead:


Agree. I tried K&N years agoon an '85 XR350R. When I removed it the 1st time for cleaning, the engine side of the airbox was coated with a film of oily dust. I experimented with the amount of oil on the filter and the seal, no improvement. I have been using Twin Air and UNI since, no problems.

  • BajaFool

Posted December 11, 2007 - 11:04 AM

#13

K&N filters leak dirt-- bottom line. They pass the most air and are used by racers, because racers want the least restriction to air flow. In addition, K&N filters will repel water. Racers also rebuild their motors on a regular basis and accept the fact that the K&N filter passes dirt that foam and paper filters trap. For information, I ordered a genuine Yamaha Air Filter for my 2003 WR450F. When I removed the filter from its packaging, it had Twin Air printed on the side.




 
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