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Twin Air vs K&N

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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