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Author Topic: Air Filters again..  (Read 5 times)

WillW

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Air Filters again..
« on: Today at 11:37:24 AM »
K&N air filters have been discussed here before, I know, but I think that was when people were replacing the stock filter with the conical external type. A lot of controversy about the actual filtering capability of these. There is now available from K&N a straight replacement, same size & shape and fits into the housing like the stock filter. Does anyone have experience with / opinion on these?
I'm seriously thinking of upgrading my G5 with the Hitchcocks 535 kit - piston & barrel, decent valves, cams & pushrods, power commander, & K&N filter. This because it'll eventually become my only bike and I'd like to have a little more torque and slightly better cruising speed, with some in hand when required.
Plus - it'll be a fun project.
Better airflow implies less filtration of course, but I wonder how much less is too little and likely to cause harm..?

http://www.hitchcocksmotorcycles.com/accessory-engine-performancekits
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