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June 8, 2003, 03:57 PM

other R6 owners I need your help. I went to replace my airfilter today and something doesn't match. I bought a K&N filter specifically for my 99 R6. It told me to remove the old one and put this one in. Easy enough right? well my old one doesn't match the pictures, and the new one doesn't fit as described. Please see the 3 pictures below:


This is what the old air filter looks like installed.


This is what the air box looks like when i remove the old filter.


This is the new K&N air filter - it doesn't fit as described in the instructions - there is nothing to place it on top off.

Can someone tell me what's the deal?

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June 8, 2003, 04:07 PM

Call K&N tomorrow morn. Looks like the wrong filter to me


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June 8, 2003, 04:15 PM

I have always heard that the one bike NOT to put an after-market air filter on is the R6.
I've repetedly heard that the stock filter is the best werking one for the R6....


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June 8, 2003, 04:31 PM

Yep, doesnt look right, and use only the stock filter for a R6


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June 8, 2003, 04:45 PM

I did some checking and found on the microfiche that the airfilter that is in there now is not the original. The plate element is missing and it appears that the original is filter is a raised one as opposed to the flat one that i have in their now.

why is the original the best? I thought K&N made a great filter. if you have a link that you can point me to that would be great. I am very interested in reading more.

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June 8, 2003, 06:19 PM

I would call and ask Nick at Champion M/S in Herndon, he will prob. know,...
unfortunately, I don't remember the details of that,...
I do know that K&N make good filters, but for some reason, not as good as stock,
for the R6,....




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June 8, 2003, 06:27 PM

u have to remove the filter from the ring and reuse the ring the k&n will set on top of the red ring. thats the way i had to do mine when i put it in my 2001 r6. if you have any more ? let me know. you can give me a call at 540 743 7005


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June 8, 2003, 10:13 PM

Damn I wish I had a digital camera. Anyway I bought the same filter from K&N. All I did was follow the instructions to remove the old and place in the new. My filter didn't look like that however. I mean the stock that came out. The stocker was just a little foam peice over the metal grill and was held in place by this plastice cover peice. I popped off the cover peice and placed the K&N over the metal screen. But first I did as the instructions for the K&N said and placed the seal of foam around the screen and the three foam dots in the top cover. Did I do this wrong as I didn't use the plastice cover again from the stock filter? I did use the housing cover but not the plactice overlay that was covering the stock filter. It just wouldn't fit and according to the instructions I wasn't to replace that in their anyway. Seems like the K&N is much larger therefore the foam peices would securely hold it once the top cover was secured again. Am I wrong in this thinking?
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it looks like someone already put a aftermarkey filter on that bike did you buy it new or used?


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June 9, 2003, 07:34 AM

That was my assumption too (that the filter already in the bike is aftermarket) - i bought the bike used. Like I said, i checked the microfiche of the parts and what i have in there now does not match. So i am ordering the OEM plate element and seals, etc.

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June 9, 2003, 08:02 AM

K&N makes a decent filter but for 99% of all applications the stock one flows plenty.
K&N flows more air but at an expense. It doesn't filter as well. I regularly serviced stock airfilter flows more than a slightly dirty K&N.


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