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Old 07-01-2014, 11:28 AM   #20596
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Of course, the other advantage of having the pre-filter is that out in the field it can be cleaned easily with some petrol and you then have a nice clean intake again without the need for finding a dealer for a new airbox filter.

That's the real advantage, IMO. Getting to the actual air filter is a bear on lots of bikes.
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Old 07-01-2014, 12:11 PM   #20597
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I live, commute, ride and tour on gravel roads and have never had a filter plug.

A dirty air filter is a filter that is working and doing it's job.

The Uni-Filter is still a waste of time and money.
Just give it a rest, emkay???

You don't need to have one on your bike, the rest of us have put them to good use. This discussion is going nowhere.

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Old 07-01-2014, 12:14 PM   #20598
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These 2 statements are totally at odds with each other.
How so?

Is it not the filters job to collect and trap dirt?
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Old 07-01-2014, 01:33 PM   #20599
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Just give it a rest, emkay???

You don't need to have one on your bike, the rest of us have put them to good use. This discussion is going nowhere.

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Old 07-01-2014, 01:44 PM   #20600
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How so?

Is it not the filters job to collect and trap dirt?
Correct, which is what this filter did...

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this on day 4 of a 2 week trip. Cleaning and re-oiling the pre-filter is a relaxing 20-30 minute job in the hotel parking lot. Waiting for an air filter to be shipped in the middle of a trip is not great planning nor productive. Sure I could carry a spare air filter with me, but that would have simply gotten me another 4 days, then what do I do. We don't have a lot of dealers here in Canada and 2 out of the 3 times I've gone to buy a filter, they had to order one in. My closest Triumph dealer is 2 hours away, from home. Closest dealer during that ride was 5-6 hours away for the first few days, then more like 8-10 hours away for the rest of the trip.

That's great if you never get your filter dirty, only change it every 6000 miles and have a dealer support truck following you around with spares. That's not my situation.
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Old 07-01-2014, 02:10 PM   #20601
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seems pretty self-explanatory....

Unifilter’s NU-3703 is a pre-cleaner designed to replace the original intake snorkel on the 2011 Triumph Tiger 800XC.
This pre-cleaner has two main benefits. The first is to increase the service life of the main filter. This pre-cleaner will remove 95% of the dust before it reaches the main filter. The second benefit of the pre-cleaner is it is easy to remove and service. The main filter is situated under the fuel tank
and is very time consuming to change. This pre-cleaner can be removed and serviced in approximately 10 minutes
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Old 07-01-2014, 02:22 PM   #20602
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In case anyone is still doubting to buy the UNI prefilter:



(Airbox was completely clean, not a speck of dust!)
Looks like you need a Pre-Uni-Filter Filter for your Uni-Filter air filter. According to the people at ADVrider, dirty filters don't trap dirt and will allow dirty air to enter the engine.

I'd contact TouraTrinket. They ought to be able to help. I'd post a link to it but I need to get outside and change my oil filter again. I do that every 150 miles. Dirty filters are bad y'know.
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Old 07-01-2014, 02:40 PM   #20603
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... I'd post a link to it but I need to get outside and change my oil filter again. I do that every 150 miles. Dirty filters are bad y'know.
If you're changing the oil filter every 150 miles, you need one of these. It'll pay for itself in 1k miles...

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Old 07-01-2014, 02:52 PM   #20604
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[QUOTE=lmychajluk;24520468]If you're changing the oil filter every 150 miles, you need one of these. It'll pay for itself in 1k miles...

ya got one.
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Old 07-01-2014, 05:29 PM   #20605
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Use the front marker light (sits at bottom of headlamp enclosure.)
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^^This.

Easy place to get low amp power - my GPS is connected here, works great. Have done several bikes like this.

If you trace back to the quick connector you can pop the brass connector blade out and solder your power lead to it, reinsert into the connector. Tidy and secure.
I did the same, but went though a relay not wanting to over load the light circuit
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Old 07-01-2014, 06:40 PM   #20606
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I did the same, but went though a relay not wanting to over load the light circuit
You just need to check the amp rating on the radar unit or whatever OP is connecting. Some of these newfangled electronic devices are like miliamps so basically no draw or added load to the circuit.

The relay is fine but you still have to find direct 12v to switch then. Normally it's done that way for high-draw items like aux lighting. I think OP was looking for something as a power source direct. Again, check ah or mah rating. I'm pretty sure the park lamp is on a 5 or 10a fuse and probly draws half that or less. Incandecent bulbs tend to be about 1.6a.

I've been checking all this out because I converted my whole RV to LED lighting. Interesting how it all works. My LED conversion uses about one tenth the power as what was in there for equal lumens. A few solar panels and I wouldn't have to run the generator in moderate temps (no AC without genny).
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Old 07-01-2014, 06:52 PM   #20607
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Just dropping in to say hi, as I am the proud new owner of a 2014 Tiger 800 XC SE. I've had the bike for a week now and put on about 250 miles so far. It's the first motorcycle I've bought new (only had 2 miles on odometer).

My previous and first bike was a 2000 Honda CB 750 Nighthawk, which I now see was a POS in comparison to this thing.

I'm super excited to be riding again, and still learning the ropes on the new toy. I have a 1500+ mile 4 day trip coming up in a couple of weeks, so need to get the 600 mile service out of the way before that.

Any pointers regarding gear/accessories I might need for the trip are more than welcome.
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Old 07-01-2014, 07:25 PM   #20608
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Looks like you need a Pre-Uni-Filter Filter for your Uni-Filter air filter. According to the people at ADVrider, dirty filters don't trap dirt and will allow dirty air to enter the engine.

I'd contact TouraTrinket. They ought to be able to help. I'd post a link to it but I need to get outside and change my oil filter again. I do that every 150 miles. Dirty filters are bad y'know.
I really wish you'd bought a KTM.
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Old 07-01-2014, 09:16 PM   #20609
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I really wish you'd bought a KTM.
I've got a Uni pre-filter on my KTM, can I be a troll like the seventy one year old curmudgeon?


One way or another a filter must be in line and kept clean.

Do I buy one that is cleanable and easy to get to, or, do I continue to buy the OEM and toss it every time it gets dirty for about the same price, or more, each time?

Well, I'm not rich enough to throw money away just because the factory didn't think this through.

Some people are it seems. More power to them. That's beer and burger money to me.

Oh, and anyone using the Uni might want to look into NoToil filter oil and cleaner. Easy cleanup with their soap and water, easy to apply. Not petroleum based.
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Old 07-02-2014, 01:15 AM   #20610
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I really wish you'd bought a KTM.
Just ignore whoever it is. He's clearly an attention seeker by posting such ridiculous comments.
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