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Is it worth it? K&N or BMC filters... - September 10, 2007, 07:55 PM

I ride mostly on the street ('06 GSXR600). Is it worth the $80 to get K&N or BMC filter or just go w/ the stock? What are the Pros & Cons?

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September 10, 2007, 08:11 PM

Wow, you're paying $80 for oil filters?!!!












Those air filters are supposed to have better flow. That's the word. Is it true? I dunno.


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September 10, 2007, 08:15 PM

skip it.


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September 10, 2007, 08:19 PM

A buddy of mine that's a motorcycle mechanic in Arizona said it's better to stay stock! I run only Genuine Honda Plugs, Air and Oil filters.
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i think he means air filter fellers
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September 10, 2007, 08:47 PM

From my experience, there are at least a few bikes out there that are known to run better with stock air filters. (Assuming only minor overall modifications...ie, airbox)


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September 10, 2007, 09:44 PM

I'll second Wooddy on that.

However, the aftermarket air filters normally last a lot longer than the stock stuff.

Race baffles and a Power Commander mean swap out the air filter for a high flow air filter. Depending what exhaust you put on it you may want to do that. My 10 cents though. If you have no problems with your bike (back firing etc) then the stock air filter is fine.
Stock/OEM oil and, or Fram oil filter - throw them in the garbage.

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September 10, 2007, 10:23 PM

i ahve full exhaust and pciii as soon as my stock filter dirties or watever.. or i find a good deal.. i'm going BMC!
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September 10, 2007, 11:14 PM

I have a K&N on the R1 - noticed a very slight improvement - but hey, the stock one was dirty too so.. :shrug:


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September 11, 2007, 05:30 AM

For air filters like K&N to show you any benefit in performance, you have to be at wide open throttle. Otherwise, it still flows the same amount of air as the stock one. Your engine will require more air with more throttle, but the aftermarket will not let in anymore air than the engine needs. So unless your pinning your wrist back, you will get nothing but a smoking wallet.
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September 11, 2007, 08:13 AM

I agree... Unless the bike has after market exhaust, tuned and ride hard (track) then it might gain 1-2 HP but other than that for my current set up and street riding, its only benefit is life time and washable. Saving my $80 toward an speedo healer. Thanks all...
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