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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-10-2011, 07:03 PM Thread Starter
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air filter cleaning question

hey everyone, quick question for ya, how do you clean your stock air filter? can you use the K&N cleaner to wash it out?

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My thought is no. My stock filter is paper. The get full of lots of small dust particles. I have blowen them out with compressed air, but I think the only real solution is replace it.

The K&N is permament filter designed to be cleaned.

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If i go with K&N, is it just a filter, or is it also a new housing?

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you don't need new housing. agreed you should replace the stock filter. it's not meant to last a lifetime
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i do plan on replacing the stock air filter with a K&N, and i hope i do not need to reJet the carb, but i would still like to know if its safe to wash out the stock filter untill i upgrade. So any info on needing to jet, and the washing thing would be nice.

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no washing stock filter, it will turn to mush , its paper.

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If saving money is the goal, you will need to ride more than average and keep the bike for a while. Before you save any money by buying a K&N.

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