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    K&N Air filter
    on: Jun 25, 2020, 06.24 am
    Jun 25, 2020, 06.24 am
    G'Day All,
    Has any body fitted a K&N air filter to there beloved bike. I was told by a dealer today that they don,t like them and can run to lean and that it may have to be dynoed and have the ecu remapped to work. Be good to know if anybody has done this modification.
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    Re: K&N Air filter
    Reply #1 on: Jun 25, 2020, 12.34 pm
    Jun 25, 2020, 12.34 pm
    aussierider, I've been using K&N oil filter since the warranty ran out and now have over 68000 miles with zero issues.  I not only like the filters the welded nut makes for an easy removal.   I also use their air filter.  Everything seems fine.

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    Re: K&N Air filter
    Reply #2 on: Jun 25, 2020, 04.26 pm
    Jun 25, 2020, 04.26 pm
    I wouldn't use a K&N air filter on any of my bikes.  There has been more than one study that shows that they allow too much particulate to pass by.  I use a foam filter on my dual sport bike (a foam filter is OEM).  While our road bikes don't see the same amount of particulates as off road bikes, they also don't need to be changed as often.  This is one instance that I would stick with an OEM or equivalent paper filter.

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    Re: K&N Air filter
    Reply #3 on: Jun 25, 2020, 06.41 pm
    Jun 25, 2020, 06.41 pm
    After going back and forth on which filter, and I know K and N make good products, I just stuck with the OEM filter.
    Triumph part # T2204925. :028:
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    Re: K&N Air filter
    Reply #4 on: Jul 20, 2020, 01.47 am
    Jul 20, 2020, 01.47 am
    *Originally Posted by aussierider [+]
    G'Day All,
    Has any body fitted a K&N air filter to there beloved bike. I was told by a dealer today that they don,t like them and can run to lean and that it may have to be dynoed and have the ecu remapped to work. Be good to know if anybody has done this modification.
    Thanks in advance
    aussierider

    I just put one in. But only did it fit but she runs better than before and getting better gas mileage

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    Re: K&N Air filter
    Reply #5 on: Jul 26, 2020, 11.13 pm
    Jul 26, 2020, 11.13 pm
    I love the K&N filters, but have yet to fit one to the TTSE.  I used one in my Goldwing for almost 130k miles (it was totaled when I got rear-ended) and it ran like a top.  Since the TTSE has to come apart for service anyway using a stock filter has not been a bid deal.  However I have used them in almost every car I have ever owned and NEVER had an issue that could be attributed to too much particulate getting through.
    Have one in the Bronco - motor has over 100k, about 60k of that on the K&N.
    Last car had one for WAY over 100k - traded car for current Hyundai Elantra.

    I think (from experience) that over-cleaning a K&N is part of the issue.  The one in my Goldwing was in there for about 120k of it's life.  Every year I just tapped/shook out the gunk and re-sprayed with oil if there were any dry spots.  Only ONCE did it get a real cleaning with the solvent cleaning fluid and all that.  Same with the Bronco one I have now.  It has yet to get a cleaning with the cleaning solvent/fluid.  Just tap out the bugs and crap, make sure I can see light through it, re-oil any dry spots.
    Year round rider here!

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    Re: K&N Air filter
    Reply #6 on: Jul 28, 2020, 08.44 am
    Jul 28, 2020, 08.44 am
    peters549,
    Cheers cobber I decided to stay with the OEM air filter too much work to pull apart to change if it ran poorly. I bought one for $89AUD
    which is a bugger but because the OEM filter cost about the same. I look at it this way its only 2 Schnitzels and a couple of beers at the pub with the missus and if I dont tell her she'll never know lol.
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    Re: K&N Air filter
    Reply #7 on: Jul 28, 2020, 12.01 pm
    Jul 28, 2020, 12.01 pm
    I've run in to similar situations building our current project car. LOL!
    Year round rider here!