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Old 01-14-2005, 12:24 AM   #1
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Question K&N Air Filter - Is this the way to go?

Howdy all!

What is the general consensus on the 'almighty board' regarding a K&N air filter for our bikes? I ride an '03 Adventure.

Here is what they say on their site:



R1100/850R, R1100GS, R1100RS, R1100RT, R1150GS/Adv , R1150R, R1150RS, R1150RT

K&N air filters are designed to achieve high, virtually unrestricted air flow while maintaining filtration levels critical to ensure long engine life. The secret to its success lies in the unique characteristics of the filter medium that was originally developed by K&N all those years ago in the dust, sweat and tears of desert motocross racing. We just wanted to win races and stumbled on a cotton filtration technology destined to be great. Our high flow cotton gauze air filter is washable, reusable and built to last for the life of an engine. The filters consist of four to six sheets of cotton gauze layered between two sheets of aluminum wire mesh. This media is then pleated and oiled to enhance its filtering capabilities and overall performance. The result is an air filter that allows dramatically more air into an engine, is washable and reusable, and will protect your engine for the life of your vehicle. Look for K&N filter maintenence products also available on our website.
Price: $43.86


Also, besides A&S (expensive! ), where is a good place to buy one?

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Old 01-14-2005, 12:44 AM   #2
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beaten to death

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=921

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=50740

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=82418
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Old 01-14-2005, 01:07 PM   #3
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I was told that putting a K&N on a new Adventure will mess up the air flow configuration on the bike.

It may have something to do with the sensor on top of the air box.

I just don't see how it's possible. But I decided to just go with the stock filter.
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Old 01-14-2005, 03:25 PM   #4
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Thanks...

My searches for "K&N" came up empty since "K&N" was deemed too 'common or small' or some such nonsense.

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Old 01-14-2005, 03:35 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by VDRZANE
My searches for "K&N" came up empty since "K&N" was deemed too 'common or small' or some such nonsense.

Thanks!
I used Google.

If the thread is reasonably old, there's a good chance that Google knows about it so you'll have better luck searching there. In the "advanced search" at Google, enter advrider.com for "domain" then k&n under "find" etc...
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Old 01-14-2005, 07:19 PM   #6
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here's some interesting data on air filters, including K&N


http://home.usadatanet.net/~jbplock/ISO5011/SPICER.htm
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Old 01-14-2005, 08:25 PM   #7
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Try oil analysis and see what happens to the silicates in the oil with a K&N filter. You may just go back to the BMW filter. chip
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Old 01-14-2005, 11:29 PM   #8
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I had one of those on order a few monthes ago, but the other posters here talked me out of it. Can't go wrong with BMW OEM filters.
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