Air filter recommendations


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Air filter recommendations

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After riding home in the sandstorm that hit here last Thursday I think it would be prudent to replace my air filter. I found a couple on cyclemax, one is oem and the other is an aftermarket for half the cost. Are they any good or is oem the way to go? My other wings always had K&N but I don't really think I need one. Any recommendations?



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I have always used the oem but as memory serves they had raised the price last time. My dealer, whom I have used for a while said the aftermarket one that they could order for around $25 give or take a couple of bucks, was just as good so I bought it.

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the EMGO aftermarket air filter is about $10 cheaper than the OEM air filter and is probably just as good. However I have never tried one. After problems with the EMGO fuel filters, I've stayed away from EMGO products.
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For the amount of times we change the Air Filters on GL1800s, I would just as soon put OEM in my bike. You're mileage may vary..... just sayin'
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I would stick to the OEM. Cheaper is not always better!
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I vote for OEM as well.

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I've run both the OEM and the EMGO air filters in my 1500 and found no difference other than price.
I have run OEM, EMGO and now the Show Chrome (Big Bike Parts) gas filters in my 1500. I quit using the EMGO fuel filter due to quality control issues and went back to the OEM one, but am now running the Show Chrome one at less than half the OEM price and it is up to the task so far.

You can get away using certain after market products and best to stick to OEM for others, such as gaskets and brake pads.



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I always used the big bike parts filters from cyclemax on my 1500, always worked great. I went to the Honda dealer and bought the oem air filter for my 1800. A little pricey at $43 but they had it in stock. I like buying from cyclemax but with the $11 shipping price I wait until I need big ticket items then get free shipping.

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I wait until I need big ticket items then get free shipping.
I do something similar in that I wait until I've got every nut, screw and gasket on my wishlist, then buy and only take the freight hit once.

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That's what I've been doing for a while, shipping is expensive these days. It's not their fault. I changed the filter this morning, wasn't too bad but for the amount of Tupperware to take off oem is the way to go.



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