How to clean a K&N Filter on a GL1800


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How to clean a K&N Filter on a GL1800

Postby The Easy Rider » Tue Sep 09, 2014 9:15 pm



Hi,

I believe I have a K&N air filter fitted to 2002 GL1800. It looks dirty and i understand it can be cleaned however I don't have any instructions to carry out this process.

Has any one ever cleaned out a K&N air filter and how did you do it?

Does anyone have the official instructions for cleaning?

Any help would be appreciated.

Chris



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Re: How to clean a K&N Filter on a GL1800

Postby MikeB » Tue Sep 09, 2014 11:26 pm

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Re: How to clean a K&N Filter on a GL1800

Postby The Easy Rider » Wed Sep 10, 2014 2:45 am

Mike,

Thanks, I did try google but I must have put in a bad search description. It was trying to sell me a new one lol.

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Re: How to clean a K&N Filter on a GL1800

Postby Fatwing Chris » Wed Sep 10, 2014 4:44 pm

If it were my bike I'd ditch the K&N and install an OEM filter.
If I'da known it would last this long,I'da taken better care of it.
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Re: How to clean a K&N Filter on a GL1800

Postby The Easy Rider » Wed Sep 10, 2014 4:52 pm

Hi Chris

Can i ask why you would ditch the K&N after all its more expensive, has 1 million mile warranty and does not require cleaning for 50K miles.

Regards

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Re: How to clean a K&N Filter on a GL1800

Postby WingAdmin » Wed Sep 10, 2014 5:20 pm

The Easy Rider wrote:Hi Chris

Can i ask why you would ditch the K&N after all its more expensive, has 1 million mile warranty and does not require cleaning for 50K miles.

Regards

Chris


Because the K&N allows far larger particulate matter into the engine than does an OEM. I'd rather spend a few extra dollars replacing a high quality air filter once in a while than have my engine start burning oil due to excessive ring/cylinder wear because my "reusable filter" allowed dust and crap into the intake.

Read: http://www.nicoclub.com/archives/kn-vs-oem-filter.html

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Re: How to clean a K&N Filter on a GL1800

Postby The Easy Rider » Wed Sep 10, 2014 6:05 pm

Righjt i'm off to get an OEM paper filter and keep the K&N as an emergency spare. Thanks for your advice.

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Re: How to clean a K&N Filter on a GL1800

Postby Fatwing Chris » Thu Sep 11, 2014 9:00 pm

What Scott said.K&N has it's place,but not in my bike.


If I'da known it would last this long,I'da taken better care of it.
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