K&N Air Filter maintenance


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mitch7022
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K&N Air Filter maintenance

Postby mitch7022 » Mon May 03, 2010 7:04 am



I recently had a K&N air filter installed and need to know how
often it needs to be serviced. Seems I hears somewhere that
every 16k miles is recommended but I can't find it in writing.
Does anyone know the recommended service schedule, or
should I follow the OEM schedule? Thanks/John



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Re: K&N Air Filter maintenance

Postby mitch7022 » Mon May 03, 2010 7:06 am

Failed to mention, the filter is on my 2007 GL-1800.

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Re: K&N Air Filter maintenance

Postby WingAdmin » Mon May 03, 2010 9:23 am

From the K&N web site, I found:

Just give it a simple cleaning every 50,000 miles and your K&N filter will last for the life of your vehicle. With no costly changes and services, your K&N filter will save you money. And, you'll be helping the environment by reducing the number of disposable air filters that end up in landfills.

That said, there is no way in hell I would allow any vehicle of mine to run with the same air filter for 50,000 miles.

So make your own judgement from that.

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Re: K&N Air Filter maintenance

Postby Rockaroll » Tue May 04, 2010 12:29 am

Hi!

We used K&N filters in Harleys. It looks like the original, the only difference is that the original (like the original Honda) is a "paper" filter, K&N is a wet filter. This means you have clean and oil with special filter cleaner and filter oil ( don't use compressed air or gasoline, they damages the filter element's structure and the surface of the microfibres). If you don't maintenance the filter it won't work and let the most dangerous particles (1-20um) go through the filter element(it's the opposite the original paper filter: if it's "full", it does not let the air go through and you fell the bike "weak"). I'd rather do the maintenance at every oil change...




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