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04-07-2019 11:25 AM
DjMikeSmooth I have the Hypercharger installed on mine.
It runs great, looks cool and I love it
04-05-2019 10:39 PM
Goldenpony +1
03-27-2018 06:30 AM
wehr-me I had a '02 Volusia that I owned for 9 years.
Never changed the air filter.
Couple times a year, when doing maintenance, would take the filter out and with compressed air, blow through the filter, inside to outside.
Bike ran like a top, and if I still owned it, would probably have the same air filter today.
03-26-2018 08:04 PM
Goldenpony I agree, use a stock paper filter and change it when needed.
09-25-2017 12:48 AM
guitarjim Yes, you need to replace the air filter with a clean one that is the proper size. (This is starting to feel like an oil or gas thread.)
09-24-2017 01:06 PM
rvcycleguy I used a K&N filter for the entire life of my bike. 80k miles. Cleaned it on a regular basis. Cleaned it with the recommend cleaner, let dry, applied the recommended filter oil, let it dry. Reinstalled it and rode it all day, all week, all year.

Rv
09-24-2017 12:13 PM
Gene
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Originally Posted by beezer View Post
What do you mean no? If the filter is dirty it's working.
I believe that the reference was intended to mean that dirt was getting through/past the K&N filter and coating the intake manifold. That would indicate that dirt was entering the cylinder to cause premature wear.

ALSO, it is common, if not normal for the oil treatment applied to the K&N filter to coat the inside of the intake indicating a drying of the filter membrane... and an accompanying loss in dirt removing efficiency. It could also be that too much oil was applied during service....

Unless you are willing to monitor, clean and re-oil the K&N filter atleast every oil change DON'T GET ONE....
09-24-2017 10:49 AM
beezer What do you mean no? If the filter is dirty it's working.
09-24-2017 10:07 AM
Ragdude
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Originally Posted by beezer View Post
If the K&N Filter looks like a lifetime smoker of two packs a day in 6 months like you said that means that the K&N Filter is doing its job.
No, he's saying the intake looked bad. I do have a K&N on mine, came with the bike, and have used them over the years on other engines. If you take the time to clean them properly, allow them to dry properly, and treat them with the oily spray properly they work just as well as any filter. The problem is, most people don't want to do all that and stock paper filters do an adequate job. These are street bikes, most will never run down a dusty road.
My recommendation, buy a stock filter and change it annually.
09-24-2017 09:38 AM
beezer If the K&N Filter looks like a lifetime smoker of two packs a day in 6 months like you said that means that the K&N Filter is doing its job.
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