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The C10, aka Kawasaki Concours - The Original => Accessories and Modifications - C10 => Topic started by: aib3rtm on October 27, 2014, 03:32:51 am

Title: new air filter
Post by: aib3rtm on October 27, 2014, 03:32:51 am
Ok I bought a k&n filter at http://4wheelonline.com (http://4wheelonline.com) because of their offer. Just curious here on how often do you clean your k&n? I’m not expecting tremendous improvement, though based on your experience did you notice any gain? Thanks!
Title: Re: new air filter
Post by: Jim __ on October 27, 2014, 05:17:22 am
I don't run a K&N on the bike but be sure to search both forums concerning fitment of the filter in the airbox.  I've read that it fits tighter and can lead to the airbox cracking at the seam.  I believe Steve in Florida has a Youtube vid to repair the airbox if it cracks and may offer some advise on prevention.
Title: Re: new air filter
Post by: Steve in Sunny Fla on October 27, 2014, 06:52:47 am
there will be zero power gain over a stock filter, but the k&n will help break the front / bottom seam of your airbox. All that, and your wallet is about 60.00 lighter... where's the downside ? :o  Steve
Title: Re: new air filter
Post by: RFH87_Connie on October 27, 2014, 10:25:34 am
there will be zero power gain over a stock filter, but the k&n will help break the front / bottom seam of your airbox. All that, and your wallet is about 60.00 lighter... where's the downside ? :o  Steve

I guess you don't quite like them for our bike anymore?  They do fit pretty tight.
Title: Re: new air filter
Post by: SteveJ. on October 27, 2014, 07:42:03 pm
From my Dyno runs, the K&N produced a slightly richer A/F mixture and about a half to one hp less. I would have to hunt the charts down to give exact numbers. The K&N that I tried came from SiSF's bike, BTW, from back in his K&N days. As a bonus, the K&N will also let more dirt into your engine and possibly deform the airbox. All for only sixty odd dollars. What a deal. What's not to like? :doh:

I had a K&N once. Then I held it up to the light...
Title: Re: new air filter
Post by: T Cro ® on October 29, 2014, 09:26:48 am
Ok I bought a k&n filter at [url]http://4wheelonline.com[/url] ([url]http://4wheelonline.com[/url]) because of their offer. Just curious here on how often do you clean your k&n? I’m not expecting tremendous improvement, though based on your experience did you notice any gain? Thanks!


And after such a glowing report I'll add that I don't clean my K&N haven't since install around 04.... I remove once a year and blow out with compressed air and reapply a light coat of oil to it... I expected no improvement and thus I was not disappointed....
Title: Re: new air filter
Post by: timsatx on March 04, 2015, 07:13:40 am
So then what air filter would y'all recommend?
Title: Re: new air filter
Post by: Steve in Sunny Fla on March 06, 2015, 05:17:52 am
stock. Steve
Title: Re: new air filter
Post by: SteveJ. on March 06, 2015, 02:18:10 pm
I've been using Emgo, same fit and build as stock. About 1/3rd the price.
Title: Re: new air filter
Post by: Strawboss on March 20, 2015, 06:02:14 am
Just got my emgo, $23 to my front door in 5 days.
Title: Re: new air filter
Post by: timsatx on March 20, 2015, 09:10:00 am
I got mine but have yet to put it in. We finally have some decent weather this next week so I will put it in this sunday.