How to clean a K&N Filter on a GL1800


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How to clean a K&N Filter on a GL1800

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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

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

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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

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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

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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.

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

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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

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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

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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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