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Old 17th July 2010
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In the past I've used K&N, oiled foam, pleated paper, & stock wire mesh. I like the stock style oiled foam type filter best. I use UNI brand, but any quality brand of oiled foam filter works well. It's easy to service and lasts a long time. I'm not worried that I might be losing 1/100th of a HP due to it not being as free flowing as a K&N supposedly is.
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I am not saying that this guy is not a good mechanic, but I will say, from my experience that he is probably just repeating what he heard years ago and has adopted as the way to do things.
It's like saying that the reason staying away from bikers is because all bikers belong to gangs.
It's simply just not true.
I cut and made my own backing plate put a K&N filter from a Big Sucker kit, and covered it with a flat piece of brass I used for a cover. Look here:
I ran this open filter in some majors storms, many times. I don't care about weather usually. I still ride because that is my transportation to where ever I want/need to go.
One such storm was heavy rain coming down sideways with the wind pushing me across the lane. I rode it that storm for 2 and 1/2 hours. I was socked to my skibs and then some and the bike never failed. The rain had zero effect on it.
If rain was going in the carb the bike would hesitate and not even run if enough water mixed with the gas and air.
A good K&N with the red oil on it, is designed for, and does keep all foriegn material out of 6the carb.
I say go get what you want.
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I have a hypercharger and it remains unaffected by the rain
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... I ran this open filter in some majors storms, many times. ... I rode it that storm for 2 and 1/2 hours. ... The bike never failed. The rain had zero effect on it ..
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I am running a SS Carb with the tear drop air cleaner on my "77".
My question is: Can a stock H.D. oval air cleaner/backing plate be fitted to
the SS Carb? Adaptor needed? Will the enricher lever be affected?
Trying to get a stock look.
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