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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-05-2006, 09:20 AM Thread Starter
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Question K&N Air Filters?

Hi, I'm contemplating ordering a set of K&N replacement air filters, and I wondered if anyone has bought these? And, what their experience was with them, and if they think they are worth the cost (which isn't cheap)?

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The stock units were beyond shot (no foam left on them!) when I bought my 94. I went ahead and got the K&Ns and have been very happy with them. I just like the ease of cleaning them up, re-oiling and re-installing. Re-oiling foam filters is annoying to me..... But I still do it!

So apologies I don't have any experience with running/performance with the stockers installed.
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Most here seem to feel the K&N's aren't worth the extra $$s over stock. The stock filters pass almost as much air as the K&N's so performance boost is negligable if there is one at all.

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Thanks for the feedback. My stock ones look too shot to make it through another cleaning, so I went ahead and ordered the K&N's. I figured I might as well get a set I know will last the rest of the bikes life.

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Depends on how long you plan on keeping the bike. K&N's are lifetime filters. Clean, re-oil and go. Stocks are not They will only survive so many cleanings then start breaking down.

So.. $35 for stock, vs $65 for K&Ns.. after two stock replacements the K&Ns are actually cheaper

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Cleaning kit

The other plus for me is that I have a K&N on my car already (short ram air), so I always have the cleaning kits on hand

thx all,

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