Did I just get the ultimate hookup?

Little over a week ago I was browsing the motorcycle section of Craig's list and came across an add for a skid plate for my 650L for $25.00.I emailed the poster and told him I wanted it. He lived a bit farther than I wanted to drive so we arranged to meet up close to half way between us. Plate looked great so of course I bought it. We talked bikes for a bit and he said he had some more parts left over and asked would I be interested in those as well. I said I most likely would. Well me sent me an email with pics of his stuff and said he wanted $40.00 for it. I bought the lot of it today.

I got:

Pulse coil retainer

Acerbis frame guards

Acerbis fork-brake guards

3 K&N air filters...one new in the box

K&N filter oil

Chain wax

2 brand new set of grips.....one OEM one Renthal

Honda bran oil filter and o-ring

and lots more misc stuff

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This how my bike looks now

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Skid plate plus all the other stuff cost me $65.00.

You did OK, but not the ultimate hook up. I would still take winning the lottery!

I would take a drill bit to the skid plate and make lots of little holes to vent it.

You did OK, but not the ultimate hook up. I would still take winning the lottery!

Well i thought it was a good deal.

Pulse coil retainer cost $60.00 new so the rest of the stuff was free I guess.

nice deal! although take that K@N and throw it in the trash...

buy a uni foam filter. the K&N filters let way too much fine particulate through.

nice deal! although take that K@N and throw it in the trash...

buy a uni foam filter. the K&N filters let way too much fine particulate through.

Sell it. Lots of street tards prefer them!

nice deal! although take that K@N and throw it in the trash...

buy a uni foam filter. the K&N filters let way too much fine particulate through.

I got three of them in the deal. Ebay I guess?

I got three of them in the deal. Ebay I guess?

ya make a couple $$$ on those filters ebay style.

unless you are running a race engine and rebuilding every race, K&N is not the right choice. too much particulate get through.

I heard Scott Summers would always run K&N's because no matter how dirty they were they would still allow air to get threw along with dirt but all that mattered was finishing the race and then rebuild it after wards. I bet Jeff Quad shop would no if its true or not?

unless you are running a race engine and rebuilding every race, K&N is not the right choice. too much particulate get through.

Martinfan30 definitely has it right.

If you plan on riding any dirt in your future, ditch the K&N.

If you only plan on street, then it will be okay, as long as you make damn sure it seals tightly on the base. Also make sure it is properly oiled and maybe even get a wrap for it. Don't trust a filter that requires a gasket, if it sealed properly, it shouldn't need a gasket. The supplied gasket is adhesive, how much you wanna bet that once the adhesive backing wears away the gasket will slip. Where's your air-tight seal then?

K&N's breathe exceptionally well, too well. The price you pay for that less restrictive breathing is diminished fine particulate filtration.

Don't believe the hype.

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