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Old 12-16-2008, 09:43 PM   #1
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K&N air filters

Ok, I searched some old threads in hopes to avoid being roasted for bring up old topics. Did not see any specific for my ride (2006 CBR 1000) so thought I would get some input. Also, did a little reading at www.rogueracing.org.

I have new jardine RT 1 slip on exhaust and PCIII that I will be installing them this weekend. Also, purchased K&N filters but now Iím hesitant in installing the new filters based on some of the information Iíve been reading regarding the flow characteristics of these filters. Iíve read that the stock filters are better flowing than teh K&N. Is this true and am I better off with OEM filters?

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Old 12-16-2008, 09:51 PM   #2
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everything I have read and heard says OEM for sport bikes.
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Old 12-17-2008, 12:49 PM   #5
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I have the same bike and I put the K&N filters in. Ive been happy with them.
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Old 12-17-2008, 05:43 PM   #6
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Thanks for the input guys..........


jason, if I don't screw anything up doing the work, I'll see you Saturday.
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Old 12-19-2008, 12:25 PM   #7
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i have KN in mine.. meh... filter is a filter.. just besure its always clean..
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Old 12-19-2008, 02:46 PM   #8
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i've always been a big fan of K&N's stuff...million mile warranty & whatnot, the oem is a paper element, flows less, but stops more debris from passing into the engine, the fabric k&n doesn't block as much, but if you keep it oiled it WILL keep most dust from passing through.

i won't buy one until my oem needs to be replaced.
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Old 12-19-2008, 03:20 PM   #9
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BMC's are better for making power.
DNAs are comparable to the BMC, but a little harder to find in US.
K&Ns don't flow as good as the OE, but offer reusability which is nice.

I'll try to find the dyno charts ... brb
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Taken from rogueracing website:

""BMC Filters

Ok normally I am against using any type of aftermarket high flow filters as typically they hurt performance on newer sportbikes more than they help it. If you want to read some of the details of my testing on them in the negative aspect you can follow up on it here, however these BMC filters work great on the 1000RR!

They come in either race or street versions & the difference is that the race version has only 2 layers of gauze while the street version has 4 layers. They are cleanable which means they can be used over & over again so there is definitely a cost benefit in addition to better performance.

Now I have not personally tested the K&N filters on the 1000RR, but I have heard from several others whom have used them that they hurt the performance. Again I didn't do the testing myself on them so I am not going to say one way or the other nor do I know the difference between the K&N & the BMC's, but I will say beyond any shadow of a doubt that the BMC race filters are a good mod for this particular bike ""
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Check out this thread on ADV. I ditched my KN for a UNI.
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=415196
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I use BMC but have always stuck with K&N on cars
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