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Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Chandler, Arizona
The pickup coil mod may or may not help. Just like relocating the R/R may or may not help. I don't think it does, and have not relocated mine. Never had one fail either. And the bike starts ok, so I'm not messing with anything, might get it to where it doesn't start at all.
Foam filters do have a life span, how old are yours? They would have to be pretty old to actually fall apart. I used my stock ones for 30,000 miles, cleaned and reoiled once, finally replaced them, just because. They still seemed fine, but I didn't want to take the chance of them having a tiny torn place somewhere. As usual, IMO, K&N filters, if you could even call them that, are junk. Nobody has ever given a good reason for using them, it's alway "well they flow more air, so that must be a good thing right?" or "racers use them, so they must be good for my street vehicle" Racers also use slicks, as they provide more traction "on the track" So next I'll probably be hearing that everyone should use slicks on their cruiser. I mean, more traction must be better, right? On the track yes, on the street, on a street vehicle with street steering and suspension, no.
I am a motorcyclist, NOT a biker.
1997 Vulcan 750, purchased about a week ago
2006 Sportster 1200 Low
2013 Royal Enfield Bullet 500, converted to carb
2001 Yamaha XT225, heavily modified
2004 Honda Rebel 250
1979 Vespa P200E
2002 Vulcan 750 parts bike
1994 Yamaha XT225 parts bike