Air filter Questions
Posted April 22, 2009 - 08:45 AM
Posted April 22, 2009 - 09:07 AM
I use my stock filters, I don't see what's wrong with them.
Posted April 22, 2009 - 09:36 AM
I've obviously tried Twin Air's and found them to be an excellent choice. I've owned many motorcycles over nearly 40 years of riding. I have however, always found the stock air cleaner to be the best choice for whatever motorcycle that I owned at the time (caveat here, the paper filters that came on my early Husqvarna250CR's were not the hot setup for wet off-road conditions). Think of the money the factory spent paying an engineer to determine the best combination of air flow and filtation for the application for which the motorcycle was to be marketed. Do you think that the engineer also thought as he developed his project that it would be a good thing to specify an air filter that would ruin the motor and make it run poorly?
There is endless discussion on this forum and all over the Internet about K&N filters ( SEARCH button for Thumpertalk). Bottom line, K&N's are for all out racers who will be rebuilding the engine in their race vehicle on a regular basis. They are a complete waste of money for the average guy who is going to drive/ride his car/truck/motorcycle down the highway to work and to the super market. Think about the claims from K&N, "Best air flow--- Best filtration". What is wrong with this picture?
Posted April 22, 2009 - 10:42 AM
Posted April 22, 2009 - 12:21 PM
The OEM filters are excellent and have more surface area than any aftermarket filter I have seen... but they are spendy - $40:foul:
I have used the disposable filters on my son's YZ 125, they are actually pretty good filters and I have cleaned and re-used them too!
I have heard bad things abotu the K&N... for my money and my bike, I would not use a pleated paper filter for off road riding....
Posted April 22, 2009 - 02:12 PM
I've been a UNI filter customer for many years. No issues.
3 WR's over 25K miles (combined) and not one valve adjustment...
The OEM filters are excellent but they are spendy - $40:foul:
Don, I know what you mean...I really like the OEM filter but not when I can buy almost 2 quality aftermarket filter for around the same price!
Posted April 22, 2009 - 03:35 PM
Has anyone tried the disposable foam Ready Filters? I would not want to use one as normal use, but for destination rides (baja) where you don't want to be cleaning filters, bringing along a few extras of these seems like a good way to go. Anyone have any experience with them?
I use them, but re-clean them instead of throwing them away, they are thin, but if you clean them enough they work fine. I also have a couple UNI filters that are great. As long as you clean them enough you aren't really going to have any problems.
Posted April 22, 2009 - 11:23 PM
Posted April 23, 2009 - 09:46 AM
Once the stock filter was soiled I pulled it out and put it in a bag. I now use No-Toil on Twin-airs. Im thinking about adding the stocker back into the rotation. Any suggestions on getting the stock oil off the filter?
Gasoline.... take the dirty gas and dump it on your weeds. If your neighbor gives you a dirty look, light it on fire... Happy Earth Day:busted:
Posted April 23, 2009 - 10:07 AM
Posted April 24, 2009 - 10:51 PM
Posted April 27, 2009 - 05:19 AM
I then asked him "If the K&N filter was OILED?" he said "NO"!!
I then asked "Is the K&N warranty valid if the filter is not oiled?" he said "NO"
So i said" well that demo is a bit lame don't you think? Have you asked the K&N sales rep about that?" (demo stand/unoiled fliter)
He said "I (me) will have to take it up with the rep" and walked off.
What a deception.