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So do I need a tuner if I’m just adding a K&N air filter
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Yes, you will need a tuner. No, it will not make your bike faster. It will however use more fuel and lighten your wallet by a considerable sum.

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Yes, you will need a tuner. No, it will not make your bike faster. It will however use more fuel and lighten your wallet by a considerable sum.
Which brings me back to all the research I've done, and just ask, why bother?
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I’m not trying to get more power just the filter is about the same price as the k&n element but not cleanable but don’t want to put a tune in the bike and lower mpg anymore then it’s already
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Pipes and engine are all original
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The K&N does a wonderful job of letting more air into the engine on the compression stroke. It does so, by doing an exceptionally poor job of actually filtering the incoming air. Independent tests have proved time and again that high-flo, reusable filters like the K&N fail miserably at their intended purpose. The result is a huge amount of small particle dirt and debris that gets stuck to vaporized oil from the filter, which then clogs your throttle body and intake runners. The mess isn't pretty. Save yourself the time, money and aggravation. Just stick with the OEM filter. Besides, the replacement interval is every 12,000 miles. Most motorcycles never SEE 12,000 miles in their lifetime before they get traded. By the time you replace the OEM with the K&N and install the necessary fuel processor, you'll have to buy a lifetime of OEM filters and then some.

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On my last bike I had to change the filter every 8-10k do to the dirty sandy roads down here in Florida and put 80k on her before trading her in for this bike I ride a lot about 100 miles a day
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