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Old 09-06-2007, 01:08 PM   #1
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Ok I'm sure this question has been ran into the ground before, but here goes. I am always hearing that stock air filters are the best for the bike. It's time for a replacement on my r6 and wanting to know if anyone has gone with a bmc street or k&n filter. If so which filter do they prefer.

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Old 09-06-2007, 01:09 PM   #2
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used them before, it definatly helps the bike breathe better.

do you have a stock exaust on the bike?
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more air flow = more performance

dyno proven, and it's re-usable. but i doubt most people will even have their bike for more than 2 filter changes. and i really doubt most street riders need the extra performance.

so cost wise....i'd stick with a stock filter if i wasn't looking for that extra edge on performance.
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why?
For a little more money you get a reusable filter.
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Just stick with the stock filter unless your bike has ram air then get a reusable BMC. I used to change the filter frequently on my old zx12 cuz of the huge ram air, I would always find weird looking insects and dirt in it so i got a BMC.
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Don't all current sport bikes have ram air?
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yes my bike has ram air just beneath the headlights and I am running graves motogp exhuast.
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Don't all current sport bikes have ram air?
Not my 954 lol but yea most bikes have them now.
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so bmc street over k&n?
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For your bike I'd recommend a BMC, it's got a hard plastic framework around it like the oem one vs the rubber type that K&N uses.
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ok thanks patrick, do you sell it at your shop?
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Yep, we usually keep them in stock. I sold my last one today but will get some more in Tuesday.
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Agree with the above, if you have a ram air, by all means consider saturation from filter restriction. Otherwise, not really necessary. If you always have free time on ur hands, I run no filter on my 00 kat. Still has an airbox with a pick-up under the seat. Clean out the carbs time and time again... It makes a big difference and sounds good to hear the cylinder debalance from air flucuation between valves while riding.... Hadn't had a backfire through the intake yet.... thankfully....

Don't diss it... Just took it off one day, wire-meshed a catch for any large particles and ran 12k with it since.... Not saying do it... Unless you have free time....
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i use the stock filter.
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well sorry for not updating the thread. I went ahead and changed out the filter to a bmc street. Seems to pull a little harder at the top end but then again it could be my imagination.
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