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BikeMaster Air Filter Installation

I recently bought a Bikemaster air filter for my 2002 VL800 that I purchased two weeks ago. Do I need to remove the two rubber hoses from the OEM filter assembly and run them through the same holes in the new BikeMaster filter? What about the plastic mounting piece that the OME filter is attached to? If anyone has step by step instructions, I would be very grateful.
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I don't know for sure On your 2002.
But I put same filter on my 2008 C50 and I just installed it as one would a K&N.
For my bike it was just a remove and replace.
By the way it works fine and no fuel programmer needed.
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You have a carb and may need to rejet in order for it to work properly Mark. I'm not sure but doubtful it will noticably increase performance.
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There will.be no performance gain from the filter. Just a drop in fuel economy.

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Not wanting to start any controversy and certainly respect the experts here (as they have far more motor knowledge than I do)
I just want to state 2 facts that are first hand to me.
Our bikes ( 2008 C50 and wife's 2006 C50) both before and after installing after market air filters, have always gotten 60+ MPG.
My bike-- stock pipes with holes drilled into the baffles, has the Bike master air filter. Sherri's bike-- Cobra Street Rod pipes, has the K&N air filter. 1) the miles per gallon did not change 1 iota when we switched to the after market air filters. 2) they feel like they have a tiny bit more power- but I'm willing to say that's just in my mind. But neither run worse or needed any kind of adjustment.
Of these two facts I am positive.
Why did we switch to the filters we chose. Pure economics. They were significantly lower in cost and easy to clean and replace as opposed to buying the stock replacement each time.
Just wanted give the original poster the other side of the coin.

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60+
D Jay drives?

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60+
D Jay drives?
Nope. It must be where we drive, how we drive and when we drive. It's only explanation i can come up with.
But it's both bikes and is 100% consistent.
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No highways speeds just like 35 on back roads?

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I never realized they got that kind of mileage unless you rode them slow.

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We usually are on 2 lane hiways and back roads.
Average ride we probably do average speed of 40. High speed of 50-55. And little or no traffic.
And very rarely at rush hours.
My ride today (which could be my last of the season) was 1 hour. 30 miles. All back roads and a total of 2 stop signs and no traffic lights. And it was wonderful therapy!
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