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Old 05-24-2013, 03:05 PM   #77026
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Went on my annual Maob trip in April. Was a little cooler than usual, but still had a blast. The DR performed flawlessly, as usual.









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Old 05-24-2013, 04:01 PM   #77027
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K&N would like to hear from you.

There is no special requirement after fitting a K&N High Flow Filter.

There is a business card to keep with your vehicle. It reads:

The installation of reusable products may be discouraged by some service providers who are misinformed or prefer the repeat business of selling disposable air filters. We will be pleased to answer any of their questions directly.

Your K&N replacement air filter or intake system is backed by one of the industry's best warranties. We also pledge you will never be taken advantage of by a service provider denying a warranty repair based on the presence of a K&N product.

PLEASE PHONE K&N DIRECT FOR FREE @ 1-800-858-3333
OR KNFILTERS.COM
It's good K & N are open to dealing with customers and answering queries.
Problem is some us go back a few years with K & N products ... and not all experiences are good. I've read quite a few first hand reports from riders using K & N. Dirt bikes, Dual Sport and Street bikes. I also have personal experiences with K & N.

I owned a very tricked out 1981 R100RS. It had the pancake sort of K & N that went in the RS's air box. I kept the filter clean and oiled regularly. The bike was never ridden on dirt roads ... yet I found dirt inside my Del Orto
Carbs on several occasions in the 40K miles I rode the bike. I asked a very good BMW dealer and friend. This guy is an expert mechanic, racer and amazing guy (sadly, no longer with us) His answer? It's the K & N.

A riding buddy had K & N pod filters on his inline four. Same story, dirt ingress. These sorts of stories are all over the net. No doubt some of this is the owners fault, not K&N's, Some claims will prove to be improper install or poor maintenance by owners.

But the negative reports are so pervasive and have been going on for SO LONG ... I think we have to conclude there are REAL issues with K & N air filters. I doubt it's some sort of "conspiracy" to discredit and ruin K & N by competitors.

Right here on this thread ... started in 2007 ... I've read several negative, first hand report on K & N. These on the DR and other bikes.
YMMV, IMHO, Blah Blah Blah.

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Old 05-24-2013, 05:12 PM   #77028
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It's good K & N are open to dealing with customers and answering queries.
Problem is some us go back a few years with K & N products ... and not all experiences are good. I've read quite a few first hand reports from riders using K & N. Dirt bikes, Dual Sport and Street bikes. I also have personal experiences with K & N.

I owned a very tricked out 1981 R100RS. It had the pancake sort of K & N that went in the RS's air box. I kept the filter clean and oiled regularly. The bike was never ridden on dirt roads ... yet I found dirt inside my Del Orto
Carbs on several occasions in the 40K miles I rode the bike. I asked a very good BMW dealer and friend. This guy is an expert mechanic, racer and amazing guy (sadly, no longer with us) His answer? It's the K & N.

A riding buddy had K & N pod filters on his inline four. Same story, dirt ingress. These sorts of stories are all over the net. No doubt some of this is the owners fault, not K&N's, Some claims will prove to be improper install or poor maintenance by owners.

But the negative reports are so pervasive and have been going on for SO LONG ... I think we have to conclude there are REAL issues with K & N air filters. I doubt it's some sort of "conspiracy" to discredit and ruin K & N by competitors.

Right here no this thread ... started in 2007 ... I've read several negative, first hand report on K & N. These on the DR and other bikes.
YMMV, IMHO, Blah Blah Blah.
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Old 05-24-2013, 05:45 PM   #77029
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cemory - very nice! Moab is still on my list.
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Old 05-24-2013, 06:02 PM   #77030
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have good weekend!
Just so you know, Dresda is my wife so between us, we want two.

And yes, we really are very happy with the levers...
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Old 05-24-2013, 08:03 PM   #77031
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So, K&N filters are no good whatsoever?

Should I go back to OEM or use something else?

No dirt riding.

Trip to Tierra Del Fuego planned, will try to find the best road surface possible as the Mrs Tucker doesn't 'enjoy' soft surface.
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Old 05-24-2013, 08:13 PM   #77032
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Picked this new '12 up today and got it home just before the rain moved in. Come on sunshine!

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Old 05-24-2013, 08:26 PM   #77033
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I for one, can't imagine ever putting my DR back to stock. The FCR works very nicely, smoothing out the bottom end and even the DJ kit was a vast improvement over stock. Tune them properly people!
Smoother then stock? My bone stock DR will climb anything its pointed at as smoothly as an electric motor,refuses to stall and runs the same from 10,000' to sea level. The plug has never shown a lean condition,it gets 50 mpg most all the time. I dont think I'll mess with it.

Its almost like the factory engineers tuned the airbox/exhaust/carb to all work together as a package and get the best happy medium for many uses.

A bike this big and tank like really doesnt need to go faster in the dirt.
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Old 05-24-2013, 08:27 PM   #77034
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Picked this new '12 up today and got it home just before the rain moved in. Come on sunshine!

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Old 05-24-2013, 08:33 PM   #77035
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So, K&N filters are no good whatsoever?

Should I go back to OEM or use something else?

No dirt riding.

Trip to Tierra Del Fuego planned, will try to find the best road surface possible as the Mrs Tucker doesn't 'enjoy' soft surface.
2 up to Tierra Del Fuego on a DR? I like it! I tend to sit all the way back on the seat even at 6' tall to cruise slabs so 2 up must be perfect and more power to you!
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Old 05-24-2013, 08:38 PM   #77036
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I'm chiming in on two things! I've had my DR650 for a little under a month. I love it. The girlfriend loves it. Once I get going and build my adventure sidecar, my lab will love it.

Second, K&N filters are known for this... Google 'dust out'
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Old 05-24-2013, 09:15 PM   #77037
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First, a huge thank you to ProCycle! What a great operation. I emailed Jeff the other day with questions on a few things and he put me in touch with one of his staff, Drum. We bounced emails back and forth and I made up my shopping list. I got down there this morning at 10:30 AM and he had everything on the counter waiting for me! So I plunked down the cash and drove away with some new stuff.

Got home, spent the day cleaning the grime off the airbox, suspension, etc, and then installing a fancy new Cogent rear shock with their special shaft assembly and a 7.5 spring. Next, I replaced my IMS gas tank with a new Acerbis 5.3 gal one and the twin petcock setup. Finally, I change the oil, lubed the chain and went for a ride. The shock and spring feels great. I do need to do a little tweaking of the settings to get it just right. I softened the clicker on top by one click... but... how do you adjust the rebound on this thing? I don't see any other clickers anywhere. On my KLX, it's another screw thing down at the bottom. On that bike, I ended up going two clicks back on the Compression and two clicks forward on Rebound.

Also, I got a rim lock in my last Rocky Mountain ATV/MC order since I have a set of D606's to go on my spare wheelset. But I was just thinking... do the DR wheels have holes for them or will I need to drill one? If I have to drill, where should I put it? Close to the valve stem or opposite from it?

Thanks!

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PS: I posted my white IMS tank in the flea market. :)
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Old 05-24-2013, 09:38 PM   #77038
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First, a huge thank you to ProCycle! What a great operation.

Got home, spent the day cleaning the grime off the airbox, suspension, etc, and then installing a fancy new Cogent rear shock with their special shaft assembly and a 7.5 spring. The shock and spring feels great. I do need to do a little tweaking of the settings to get it just right. I softened the clicker on top by one click... but... how do you adjust the rebound on this thing? I don't see any other clickers anywhere. On my KLX, it's another screw thing down at the bottom. On that bike, I ended up going two clicks back on the Compression and two clicks forward on Rebound.

Rob

PS: I posted my white IMS tank in the flea market. :)
You didn't get a copy of the Moab shock tuning instructions?
You can read it or print it out on the PC website.
The quick answer is the red knob on the bottom of the shaft that goes around the shaft.
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Old 05-24-2013, 10:03 PM   #77039
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You didn't get a copy of the Moab shock tuning instructions?
You can read it or print it out on the PC website.
The quick answer is the red knob on the bottom of the shaft that goes around the shaft.
Nope; just found it on their website, thanks! I do need to set my sag soon as I can find somebody to measure for me. I think I have it pretty close as it is.

Good to know on the rebound adjuster. I'll add a click or two in the morning before I head out.

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2 up to Tierra Del Fuego on a DR? I like it! I tend to sit all the way back on the seat even at 6' tall to cruise slabs so 2 up must be perfect and more power to you!

NO! We have two DR's. The Mrs is an ADVRider! She's done 160,000 miles on BMW's since 2000.
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