Ready Air Filters

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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!

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:

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.

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:

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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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