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AIR FILTER - September 30, 2008, 12:20 PM

I know this is a dumb question, but I haven't gotten any definite answers on it... if I change the airfilter on my 07 gixxer to a k&n, will it make my check engine light, or FI light go on? ... and if it does, can anyone tell me what I need to do to fix it?


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September 30, 2008, 01:09 PM

See above. Also, why? Are you frequently running WOT?
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September 30, 2008, 01:37 PM

Thanks for the help. Prob going with the BMC. - no, just broke it in last month...
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September 30, 2008, 02:10 PM

I'm sure people will disagree with me on this, but my advice is that unless you are running WOT you should stick with OEM and save the cash. High performance filters like K&N really only give benefit at WOT. The engine only requires a determined amount of air to operate at any speed or load. IF you are trying to improve on the upper end of that throttle opening then yes, more air flow will be needed and a benefit, albeit small, will be noticed.

But you do get a cool sticker!

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I'm sure people will disagree with me on this, but my advice is that unless you are running WOT you should stick with OEM and save the cash. High performance filters like K&N really only give benefit at WOT. The engine only requires a determined amount of air to operate at any speed or load. IF you are trying to improve on the upper end of that throttle opening then yes, more air flow will be needed and a benefit, albeit small, will be noticed.
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...but u get a cool K&N sticker
Fixed it. I forgot that part.
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September 30, 2008, 02:38 PM

they are easier to clean, plus you get better throttle response

don't say he should not get one unless he is running WOT, that is like saying if you are a noob there is no reason for you to get an r6 street bike you should just get a 250 because you will never go faster than 120mph on the street

you might have a pinched wire somewhere, I know on an r6 some might take the tank off to switch the airfilter, if you took the tank off maybe you put a wire back wrong


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September 30, 2008, 06:16 PM

You won't gain any over stock HP.
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You won't gain any over stock HP.

Depends on the bike. If like my CBR it is mapped rich then a freer flowing filter will result in a better, leaner A/F mixture and more power.


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You won't gain any over stock HP.
Bullshit.

With proper tuning an aftermarket filter can easily make more horsepower than a stock unit. But you are right in saying that just slapping an aftermarket filter on will not be felt in the seat. Audible differences are also usually noticed when changing to an aftermarket air filter.


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Bullshit.

With proper tuning an aftermarket filter can easily make more horsepower than a stock unit. But you are right in saying that just slapping an aftermarket filter on will not be felt in the seat. Audible differences are also usually noticed when changing to an aftermarket air filter.
Sooooo....basically....not bullshit because he did not mention tuning

I have seen back to back dyno graphs with K&N vs. Stock with no improvement with a tune. Air in can only equal air out. I am pretty sure the engineers at Suzuki have it dialed in pretty good.

K&N is a mediocre filter in the aftermarket world as it pertains to MC applications anyway.
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October 1, 2008, 04:51 AM

get a PC3 and exhaust before u get the air filter then get it tuned.....
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October 1, 2008, 10:13 PM

thanks for all da input fellas! ... went with the BMC race, getting it next week. I already got the akrapovic GP installed. I was just trying to make it louder without taking the baffle out, and spending any more $$.

- waiting til next season to get the PC3, chain n sprocket. where's the best place to get it tuned around here? I'm Springfield.

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