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Old 02-23-2007, 12:06 AM   #1
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Race or street air filter?

What type of air filters do you guys use on you street use only bikes? Race filter or street filter? I'm adding a full exhaust and a PC III so I was curious to see how much advantage of a race filter would make over a street filter.
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Old 02-23-2007, 12:13 AM   #2
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minimal gains. if you dont really care about spending a few more $ for a bit more air flow then its a go, but if care about hp per $ it sucks.
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Old 02-23-2007, 12:14 AM   #3
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Old 02-23-2007, 12:37 AM   #4
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bmc street filter or the stock one. You won't notice a difference w/ the aftermarket one, but you will be able to reuse it.
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Old 02-23-2007, 01:39 AM   #5
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street. race wil let too much in for houston area
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bmc all the way!!! You can pick thos up from Motorcycle Unlimited
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aftermarket air filters are overrated. It's not like you're going to ACTUALLY NOTICE any kind of gains with it. The only benefit is that you can reuse it and don't have to buy another one.
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Old 02-23-2007, 09:25 AM   #9
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actually.. once you upgrade your exhaust you should definitely upgrade to a BMC STREET air filter to get more air going into your engine now that you have more air flow going out your engine. PCIII is recommend once you get both of these mods to balance out the proper fuel mixture to have your motorcycle run properly. Motorcycles Unlimited usually has those in stock and they have great prices on PCIII. They come highly recommended!
PS your not only buying a great air filter, but your saving some money in the long run due to the fact that you will not be needing to replace that air filter, simply clean it.
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Old 02-23-2007, 09:27 AM   #10
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On the street better to keep your engine breathing clean air. You'll notice more gains on a 1000cc plus motor then on a 600-750cc motor. Inless your riding around tacking 10,000 plus RPM's, it's pointless putting one on for street riding.
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Old 02-23-2007, 09:48 AM   #11
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Get the BMC race filter. It lets more air flow and still does a good job of filtering. Never had any issues with the "race" filter on the (3) bikes I have put them in.
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I'd stick with the dry filter for the street. I've got a K&N on my street bike and It gets dirty really quick (2500 miles).
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stock filter unless you like cleaning and re-oiling your race filters every 3-5k miles
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I've done several back to back dyno runs on 3 different bikes using the BMC street filter vs the race filter, and have not seen ANY difference between the two in terms of power / torque.

Stick with the street version, your engine will thank you down the road.
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