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Re: What air filter?
« Reply #30 on: Tuesday, 07 August 2018, 07:26 pm »
$56 here, priced oem just a while back. were $129 few years ago. mine from Poland, work perfectly, no one interested so never bothered again. $20 landed. same quality as oem i reckon. goes exact same, sounds same. if it looks like a duck, walks like a duck. we all know the answer.

Grog, I did check the one you got (which is the same as the hiflo) but got one from wemoto for a few extra $ and quick delivery from memory.

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Re: What air filter?
« Reply #31 on: Tuesday, 07 August 2018, 07:26 pm »
Cheers for that Grog, Thought it was possibly running a bit rich & would get round to checking it at some stage. Maybe not now.  :cheers:
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Re: What air filter?
« Reply #32 on: Tuesday, 07 August 2018, 08:33 pm »
I have a K&N and original and like Sweaty can't tell the difference.

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Re: What air filter?
« Reply #33 on: Tuesday, 07 August 2018, 08:48 pm »
I have piper cross only bcos I remember my ford Corsair had one on the 70’s as they were considered top make - and they wer a lot cheaper  :smile2: and I can’t tell any different the way I ride  :)
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Re: What air filter?
« Reply #34 on: Tuesday, 07 August 2018, 11:15 pm »
When I bought mine I never checked or asked, it wasn’t till I pulled the tank off after about a month of riding that I saw it had a K&N fitted.  I cleaned it (out of habit and cause I didn’t know when it was done the last time) and reinstalled it.  I’ve run K&N in my last two bikes and never had any problems, as long as you look after them and clean them regularly.  I like them because they’re reusable and cleanable.

So I have no other point of reference for this bike.  To date hasn’t missed a beat and at the moment I’m getting about 6.8l/100km at “normal” highway riding speeds.  Would be interesting to find out the fuel economy others are getting using OEM filters.

Thinking about removing the air box altogether and fitting 4 separate pod filters (as posted elsewhere in this forum - just for the looks and the induction sound....

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Re: What air filter?
« Reply #35 on: Wednesday, 08 August 2018, 12:01 am »
Last weekend on a 200+ mile trip I got 55mpg.
Thats riding alone at my own reasonable pace..
When I am with mates then that drops to around 49mpg on a run.
I am very happy with those figures for such a heavy beast...
Then there is the bike as well !
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Re: What air filter?
« Reply #36 on: Wednesday, 08 August 2018, 01:47 am »
Always used OEM air filters. On long trips and warm weather I have gotten as low as 5.05 liters/100 km (sorry metric guy here). Shorter trips I get 5.4 to 6.2 l/100 km depending on the throttle hand. Really gunning it with my 1st 14 I needed over 8 liters (these times are long gone). Hard to compare   your consumption with others.

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Re: What air filter?
« Reply #37 on: Wednesday, 08 August 2018, 11:12 am »
Agree that it’s hard to compare, as everyone rides differently.  It does seem that OEM or paper element filters may get better airflow, and I’m sure that some engineer at Suzuki at some stage spent some time designing the air box and air filter, so that cannot be discounted.  I may try an oem filter at the next service interval to see if any difference. 
I try to take one day at a time, however sometimes several days catch up with me at once.

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Re: What air filter?
« Reply #38 on: Wednesday, 08 August 2018, 03:50 pm »
My average is 6.23L/100K   I've been as low as 5.4L/100 & as high as 6.9L/100

Andre, you must have some long flat highway riding and lots of traffic to get to 5.05, :whatever: but your 8 sounds quite manic!  :onya:
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Re: What air filter?
« Reply #39 on: Wednesday, 08 August 2018, 07:25 pm »
not sure what to do, mine keeps using petrol.

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Re: What air filter?
« Reply #40 on: Wednesday, 08 August 2018, 08:51 pm »
not sure what to do, mine keeps using petrol.

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Re: What air filter?
« Reply #41 on: Wednesday, 08 August 2018, 09:03 pm »
Tòok Hi Flo air filter back to bike shop today. Mechanic said l can see why you dont want it. Small inlet tube goes quite deep into the filter.
Suggested a K&N yet there are comments on here that the OEM filter flows more air. I do kinda like the idea of a servicable filter.

So you blokes say ??
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Re: What air filter?
« Reply #42 on: Wednesday, 08 August 2018, 09:16 pm »
My perspective... Suzuki designed that airbox for use with the standard filter.  I don't think K&N adds anything in terms of performance, is expensive and has to be cleaned.  I prefer to use a new oem filter every time I change - maybe slightly more expensive if compared over the lifetime of the K&N but at least I am guaranteed a clean filter every time.

Im sure others may have a different view - horses for courses and all that  :cheers:

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Re: What air filter?
« Reply #43 on: Wednesday, 08 August 2018, 09:19 pm »
My average is 6.23L/100K   I've been as low as 5.4L/100 & as high as 6.9L/100

Andre, you must have some long flat highway riding and lots of traffic to get to 5.05, :whatever: but your 8 sounds quite manic!  :onya:

We do have long flat highways - we call Autobahn. I avoid them but when I do lots of petrol is used as there is often no speed limit. That's when I emulate you Anglo lefties by mostly staying in the left lane :happy1:

The low 5.05 came on a long sedate trip using the smallest roads I could find and traffic is light.

The time of the 8 was truly manic to put it mildly. I was a :devil: on my 1st 14. I still don't get it why I never got caught while giving bikers a bad name.  :thumbs_down: :thumbs_down: :thumbs_down:

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Re: What air filter?
« Reply #44 on: Wednesday, 08 August 2018, 09:28 pm »
@ARH  Thats my thinking too.
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