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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 04-09-2007, 10:47 PM Thread Starter
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K&N filters

Has anyone shaved the ears and replaced with K&N. I can not get my filters to fit right. Any suggestions are welcomed.


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I've got K&Ns in my ears. They fit in just fine. Did you get the right filters?

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I don't have the ears anymore. Shaved em off.


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did you get the tapered ones? That's what I used. I did have to put a spacer under the rear fuel tank mount to bring it up a little, but other than that they fit ok.

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Okay, I feel stoooooopid now. You have done a shave and replaced the whole filter assembly. I just put replacement K&Ns in my filter boxes.

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Mike do you have any pics? Don't feel stupid Foxhound. I did not say that I put the tapered ones on.


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Has anyone shaved the ears...
Nope. My wife plucks my ears with a tweezers! No pics to share, though...

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What is the right K&N filter size to fit in the stock ears? I bought a used 750 recently, and it hasn't been maintained in a while. Would like to upgrade as I give it a little tune up, if I can. Always had success with K&N filters in the past.
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I just bought the 54mm oval K&N pods for my bike. I'll let you know tomorrow if I have any problems

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I've got K&N tapered pod filters on my '86.
Like Mike, I had to raise the tank slightly with a spacer to save them from contacting the underside as well.
I also clamped the rubber boots over the small tabs on the carb intake, as I've had the right side filter fall off while riding once. It seems to hold the filters in place a lot firmer.
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