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Old 01-12-2012, 09:59 AM   #3586
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Hello!

So far I am using original air filter on Tenere XT660Z, but its time to change it.
I intended to buy DNA since its cheaper and has better air flow than K&N.
But I ride offroad alot, and sometimes in dusty conditions. (especially problem when group riding)
So now i am thinking to buy an OTR foam air filter. But I am not sure what would be the right decision.
Can you explain pros and cons of using different (original one "paper", DNA, or foam filter) air filters on Tenere XT660Z ?
I cant find any good explanations about this.

I am also interested in snorkel removal, but I think I have too much dirty offroading, and dirt will get in. If not when riding, than when I high pressure clean it. After my last ride, I removed seat, and there was a lot of dirt on snorkel, If I hadnt have snorkel, dirt would be in the airbox.

Thanks for answers.
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Old 01-12-2012, 10:15 AM   #3587
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Hello!

So far I am using original air filter on Tenere XT660Z, but its time to change it.
I intended to buy DNA since its cheaper and has better air flow than K&N.
But I ride offroad alot, and sometimes in dusty conditions. (especially problem when group riding)
So now i am thinking to buy an OTR foam air filter. But I am not sure what would be the right decision.
Can you explain pros and cons of using different (original one "paper", DNA, or foam filter) air filters on Tenere XT660Z ?
I cant find any good explanations about this.

I am also interested in snorkel removal, but I think I have too much dirty offroading, and dirt will get in. If not when riding, than when I high pressure clean it. After my last ride, I removed seat, and there was a lot of dirt on snorkel, If I hadnt have snorkel, dirt would be in the airbox.

Thanks for answers.
Better get the Unifilter Foam filter, sold for instance by Touratech.

It is way thicker than the one sold by OTR. It works very well with twinair bio cleaner and oil and won't let dirt pass though. Removing the snorkel and replacing it by some ring as I did (or just cutting it down) will give a slight increase in engine performance (you can feel it a bit). However, there is some noise increase, which on the other hand will not compare to usage of an airbox opened up completely.
I am very happy with this setup. You can quickly check the airfilter by just removing seat. If there is too much of dirt in there you may get it out.
BTW I was told this setup is stock setup from Yamaha Australia.
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Old 01-12-2012, 05:28 PM   #3588
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actually that's been happening a good bit, with no effect.
the magazines have even tried with no luck.
the reality of what you say is for every 5 guys who would actually buy the bike i'd say 1 take the time to do that.

it is coming to mexico in 2012 however. so it's close.
i'm sure a few will sneak it through to the US.
the 660 is in North America!
http://www.yamaha-motor.com.mx/xt660tenere.html

w/ current exchange around $11.5K
bikes are more $ here because of higher import taxes (super tenere is $17.5 in mex. vrs $14.5K in the us)
i suspect the 660 would sell in the US for $9.5K or less
@ $8900 people would buy in the US.
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Old 01-13-2012, 02:41 AM   #3589
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Better get the Unifilter Foam filter, sold for instance by Touratech.

It is way thicker than the one sold by OTR. It works very well with twinair bio cleaner and oil and won't let dirt pass though. Removing the snorkel and replacing it by some ring as I did (or just cutting it down) will give a slight increase in engine performance (you can feel it a bit). However, there is some noise increase, which on the other hand will not compare to usage of an airbox opened up completely.
I am very happy with this setup. You can quickly check the airfilter by just removing seat. If there is too much of dirt in there you may get it out.
BTW I was told this setup is stock setup from Yamaha Australia.
Thanks for the info!

I believe it is better quality than noname OTR one.

Can it be cleaned with regular gasoline, oiled and put back in and ride on the next moment?
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Old 01-13-2012, 02:51 AM   #3590
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Thanks for the info!

I believe it is better quality than noname OTR one.

Can it be cleaned with regular gasoline, oiled and put back in and ride on the next moment?
I cannot tell, since I never tried. But I would guess so. Material feels identical to typical twin air stuff.

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Old 01-14-2012, 12:41 AM   #3591
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Another option...I just replaced my filter with a 'Pipercross' trade name filter from ebay.co.uk
Rode the moto off road yesterday and noticed it was breathing a wee bit better.
Looks a similar set up to the Twin Air one pictures above...
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Old 01-14-2012, 12:50 AM   #3592
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Another option...I just replaced my filter with a 'Pipercross' trade name filter from ebay.co.uk
Rode the moto off road yesterday and noticed it was breathing a wee bit better.
Looks a similar set up to the Twin Air one pictures above...
AFAIK the Pipercross is the OTR one we discussed. It is coming with some wire basket, isn't it?
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Old 01-14-2012, 01:12 AM   #3593
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aha!!!...

The Pipercross one has a black plastic cage.....not that it matters too much I'd say....maybe a wire one would be preferable in case of breakages whilst removing it...you know the sort of stupid things we all do like standing on it accidentally for no apparent reason lol

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aha!!!...

The Pipercross one has a black plastic cage.....not that it matters too much I'd say....maybe a wire one would be preferable in case of breakages whilst removing it...you know the sort of stupid things we all do like standing on it accidentally for no apparent reason lol

Ah ok, most likely I was wrong then. The OTR one seems to come with a white inner cage of steel wire.
The Unifilter BTW has got an outer cage of steel mesh.

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Old 01-16-2012, 11:29 PM   #3595
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After removing original exhaust-covering opened hole....No more dirt inside and under seat.
If someone wants,i can send scanned pic in 1:1..just cut out

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Old 01-16-2012, 11:33 PM   #3597
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Old 01-16-2012, 11:36 PM   #3598
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a piece of hard plastic is in production.
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Old 01-17-2012, 12:32 AM   #3599
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Held on by pop rivets or self tapping screws...?

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