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Old 04-11-2011, 06:22 PM   #7801
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what is the benefit of installing these filters instead of whatever we get here?
Well assuming we get the same as other places (except oz) it will be a paper filter. Good filtration but non-reusable and so $$ for every replacement. The foam unifilter should filter and flow better, and is reusable. Downside is frequent servicing, variable depending on conditions.

I'm still interested in how Yamaha Australia came to the conclusion that they should fit Unifilters as stock - did they test it compared to the paper filter, and get better results?
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Old 04-11-2011, 06:59 PM   #7802
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I'm still interested in how Yamaha Australia came to the conclusion that they should fit Unifilters as stock - did they test it compared to the paper filter, and get better results?
They have a bit of experience in the DAKAR you know.
Maybe they asked the teams what their experience was in dry and dusty environments.

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Old 04-11-2011, 08:43 PM   #7803
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They have a bit of experience in the DAKAR you know.
Maybe they asked the teams what their experience was in dry and dusty environments.

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Regarding air filtration, some out there might find the following articles interesting and enlightening...

http://www.bobistheoilguy.com/airfilter/airtest1.htm

http://www.bobistheoilguy.com/airfilter/airtest2.htm

http://www.bobistheoilguy.com/airfilter/airtest3.htm

Just FYI...

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Old 04-11-2011, 11:37 PM   #7804
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Old 04-11-2011, 11:51 PM   #7805
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Old 04-12-2011, 12:49 AM   #7806
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Old 04-12-2011, 12:51 AM   #7807
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Old 04-12-2011, 01:38 AM   #7808
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Ray was the prior with the oem screen and WW adjuster ?
No, just the large (useless) Yamaha screen on its own. I have never used the supplied screen although others state that it is just as bad.

Wether you could use either the WW adjuster OR the MDA screen alone and get the same results, I do not know. There have been praise for both on this thread.

Question: Has anyone used the MDA screen on its own with good results ??
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Old 04-12-2011, 02:17 AM   #7809
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The S10 is not the only bike that Yamaha Australia change their air filters on. They do it on some of the ATV's and the XT660Z as well. I think it is more of an insurance policy to protect themselves more than anything. And to top it off Aussie riders are more likely than any others to use the bikes for want they were intended for.
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Old 04-12-2011, 04:03 AM   #7810
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There is a 40 000 km interval between air filter changes (an awfully long interval IMO), so it's only an occasional expense.
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Old 04-12-2011, 06:07 AM   #7811
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Yep got those fitted to my S10 at the moment along with the VPS Barkbusters and Storm handguards.
Post up some pics of the handguards and bar end weights. I want to see them on the S10.
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Old 04-12-2011, 10:54 AM   #7812
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The S10 is not the only bike that Yamaha Australia change their air filters on. They do it on some of the ATV's and the XT660Z as well. I think it is more of an insurance policy to protect themselves more than anything. And to top it off Aussie riders are more likely than any others to use the bikes for want they were intended for.
I'm curious whether the change is to add a foam pre-filter and keep the stock paper filter or is it a total replacement?

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Old 04-12-2011, 12:51 PM   #7813
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I'm curious whether the change is to add a foam pre-filter and keep the stock paper filter or is it a total replacement?

- Mark
Detailed pics of the Australian filter setup on Wasp's thread

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showp...66&postcount=7

My main interest in converting to this setup is that I'll be travelling far from Yam dealerships that might stock an S10 paper filter, and so a user-serviceable filter is appealing.

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Old 04-12-2011, 05:29 PM   #7814
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detailed pics of the Australian filter setup on Wasp's thread...
Thanks, I have seen this photo, but without knowing what the stock paper setup is, I can't tell if the foam is in addition or is a replacement for the paper element.

The reason I ask is that for non-heavy-dirt use, I think paper protects the engine better, so if importers are replacing the paper with foam, I think this is a engine protection takeaway for most riders.

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Old 04-12-2011, 08:22 PM   #7815
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Thanks, I have seen this photo, but without knowing what the stock paper setup is, I can't tell if the foam is in addition or is a replacement for the paper element.

The reason I ask is that for non-heavy-dirt use, I think paper protects the engine better, so if importers are replacing the paper with foam, I think this is a engine protection takeaway for most riders.

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I think the foam is a replacement for the paper from what I remember reading from past early posts.

I understand your comment Mark about the paper filters over foam if not in dusty conditions but I like foam filters better, you just have to stay on top of them more with cleaning and oiling them.

Foam works well too for long distance without dust but may require another spray or two of oil before cleaning. Just a personal thing for most I think. I am an old dirt bike guy with foam on the brain.
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