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Re: What air filter?
« Reply #45 on: Thursday, 09 August 2018, 01:38 am »
K&N for me, payed for its self 4 times over, not hard to clean and they definately catch dirt, I put the pic's on before to prove it. And as I said no difference worth even talking about. Even use them in my classic bikes.

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Re: What air filter?
« Reply #46 on: Thursday, 09 August 2018, 07:12 pm »
totally understand Irish but i just like paper . my polish supplier wont post to oz anymore. i have to choose another. genuine is only $56, in stock at springwood suzuki, not in stock sunstate. where i live. if it has bigger intake, ill buy. any of you blokes in brisbane want to go check. havent checked other choices. i know jap seller has big inlet ones but nearly 200 bucks, stupid price. your advice welcome.

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Re: What air filter?
« Reply #47 on: Friday, 10 August 2018, 03:42 pm »
Grog, the K&N I pick up on special offer for $89 delivered.

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Re: What air filter?
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Re: What air filter?
« Reply #49 on: Friday, 10 August 2018, 06:28 pm »
Irish, can buy a k&n out of a trashed 14, 30 th ks only. looks perfect. $60. cant have been in long if bike only 30ks. do it?will need your instructions on your way of cleaning. no oil you say, other places say it needs oil? thanks mate. same price as oem, ill take your reco. always been a paper type but old dogs can learn new tricks.

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Re: What air filter?
« Reply #50 on: Friday, 10 August 2018, 06:37 pm »
@grog   Repco & Supercheap sell the cleaning kits & oil for K&N.  They're a buy once item as you'd be hard pushed to use all the cleaner & spray oil in the kit, will last for years.  Instructions on the pack.
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Re: What air filter?
« Reply #51 on: Friday, 10 August 2018, 06:57 pm »
so Col, buying a second hand air filter, makes me feel like im buying second hand dentures, cheapskate. it looks perfect, i just need backup. never tried k&n before. once had oiled foam on ducati, parked overnight, next morn his dog had eaten both. made his food slip down i guess.  :)

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Re: What air filter?
« Reply #52 on: Friday, 10 August 2018, 07:02 pm »
Yeah but they're made to be re-used, over & over.  It's not like you're buying a 2nd hand tyre that's ½ worn, these things come up like new, time & time again.  Just don't let yer dog eat it over night!  :happy1:   Would be hard if it's installed anyway. :onya:
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Re: What air filter?
« Reply #53 on: Sunday, 12 August 2018, 08:40 pm »
Col, i bought the K&N. ill get cleaning kit tomorrow. to clean, spray inside, wash out with hose? oil inside? never had a prob with polish paper filters but he wont post anymore to oz. ill measure air intake to see kn any bigger. 

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Re: What air filter?
« Reply #54 on: Monday, 13 August 2018, 03:37 am »
To re-oil, it's just a light spray till you get even coverage.  It's not heavy oiling or dripping off or anything.  Wait around 15-20 min for the oil to wick through the cotton & look for spots where it isn't an even colour, just touch up those bits & you're good to go.
Plenty of u-tube videos showing how to do it too.
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Re: What air filter?
« Reply #55 on: Thursday, 16 August 2018, 07:07 pm »
my K&N arrived today. just like new.$61, my bargain of the week. ill measure air intake holes of oem, klaas racing, polish ive been using. and K&N. will i notice any difference, i doubt it. seller has crashed bike, ill try for a list of what else for sale. will post if anything interesting.

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Re: What air filter?
« Reply #56 on: Friday, 17 August 2018, 07:02 pm »
got cleaning/oiling kit today. will do it all tomorrow. e bay sure gives bargains sometimes. very happy.

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Re: What air filter?
« Reply #57 on: Saturday, 18 August 2018, 04:30 pm »
@ grog
ill measure air intake holes of oem, klaas racing, polish ive been using. and K&N.
You can grind the intake hole of K&N to 56 mm, and make it smoother. It helps a bit on higher revs.
I made that mod to my K&N, but it won't fit to my turbo set up, so if somebody needs it, I can sell it...

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Re: What air filter?
« Reply #58 on: Saturday, 18 August 2018, 06:32 pm »
today, cleaned n lubed kn. longer bolts required to fit, monday job. no one told me that. biggest prob is i lost a washer off air filter. where it is, no idea. hoping not in airbox. will give inside of air box a good blast with air gun in morning. simplest job, nightmare. 51mm intake kn, other was 39. must flow better. really annoyed losing that washer. slap me please.

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Re: What air filter?
« Reply #59 on: Saturday, 18 August 2018, 07:21 pm »
today, cleaned n lubed kn. longer bolts required to fit, monday job. no one told me that. biggest prob is i lost a washer off air filter. where it is, no idea. hoping not in airbox. will give inside of air box a good blast with air gun in morning. simplest job, nightmare. 51mm intake kn, other was 39. must flow better. really annoyed losing that washer. slap me please.

@grog have you not got one of those magnetic telescopic pickups, wave that around the bottom of the airbox and that would soon pick up the washer

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Portable-2lb-Telescopic-Magnetic-Pick-Up-Tool-For-Electricians-Car-Mechanics-UK/263665977851?hash=item3d63b789fb:g:0mMAAOSwNaRaxqPH


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