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Old 03-22-2010, 12:32 PM   #1
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K&N- worth the $?

Ive always replaced with stock air filters on all my bikes b/c I buy more than one at a time just like my oil filters.. but Ive added full LV exhaust, rejetted my carb, and modded the air box and dont have any stock filters laying around to replace the current dirty one.

I was just wondering if a K&N is worth it?
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Everything I own gets them. For instance. My 08 F150. First 2 tanks were 13.3 and 13.5 mpg. Dropped in a K&N and it went to 15.4 on the 3rd tank. Did the wife's 08 Camry after 2 years of thinking I dont drive so it. She gained 2 mpg calculated on the first full tank after install. They have been in every bike I have owned. I swear you tell the difference when you clean one.
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Everything I own gets them. For instance. My 08 F150. First 2 tanks were 13.3 and 13.5 mpg. Dropped in a K&N and it went to 15.4 on the 3rd tank. Did the wife's 08 Camry after 2 years of thinking I dont drive so it. She gained 2 mpg calculated on the first full tank after install. They have been in every bike I have owned. I swear you tell the difference when you clean one.
Thanks for the input, I figure it'll pay for itself simply by it being reusable.

I ordered one along with some other stuff through ThumperTalk
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Thanks for the input, I figure it'll pay for itself simply by it being reusable.

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Pays for itself easily. There is no question that they do what they claim. You dont have to buy another one. How could you not buy one?
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Worth every penny changed out. the stock paper filter dropped in a kn wife loves her bike now throttle. Response is a lot better runs cooler all around well spent 50 bucks
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LOVE it on my 14........... with the zx14 it actually will tell you your current and avg MPG. Well before the KN my mpg was 32.3 now its 35.7
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read somewhere a while back that most KNs dont seal up the airbox as well as they should and that a bmc is the better choice.
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Mine seals as tight as one would need to seal.
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bmc is better, but even a stock filter is better than a k&n.. patrick from Motorcycles Unlimited told me this a while back... that the k&n is a flimsy plastic and does not seal well and it creates a thing called the flutter affect, which creates an inconsistant airflow... k&n's are good for trucks and but no bueno for bikes... jus passing on what the expert told me so take it for what its worth
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bmc is better, but even a stock filter is better than a k&n.. patrick from Motorcycles Unlimited told me this a while back... that the k&n is a flimsy plastic and does not seal well and it creates a thing called the flutter affect, which creates an inconsistant airflow... k&n's are good for trucks and but no bueno for bikes... jus passing on what the expert told me so take it for what its worth
This is what I heard as well.
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bmc. Lots use both, but I've seen/heard more negative things about K&N than BMC. Just my thought.
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