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Old 11-07-2012, 07:13 AM   #14866
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Then you've been fitting them the wrong way round!
I think you need another look because I've run Avons a lot, here in the UK, and their tread pattern always caught my eye by running in the direction of my logic.
This one's in my garage at the moment. Distanzia front.
Let me recant and say "many Avon front patterns run opposite of the rear".

I've not installed a set of Distanzias. I have installed all the Azaro/Storm (AV35/36-45/46-55/56), Cobra, and nearly all their sportbike series. And, all those fronts ran opposite. I removed a set of Gripsters and the front was opposite.

I can assure you, all my installs go on per their directional arrow.
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Old 11-07-2012, 08:42 AM   #14867
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I can assure you, all my installs go on per their directional arrow.


It seems strange to me that different manufacturers have different ideas.
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Old 11-07-2012, 08:43 AM   #14868
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And now for something completely different..

So my pre-filter has been on for 6000 miles and I felt it was too dirty and I needed to clean it. I struggled to get it off as you can't really get a good hold of it from the outside.
So, as I had some other small jobs to do since getting back from Sardinia, I took off the tank and airbox lid to poke it out from the inside.

I was greeted with a very clean looking "clean" side of the DNA filter.....


Also a nice clean "dirty" side too.....


There is some dust in there which I suspect is being sucked in through the drain hole.

So I could then poke out the pre-filter with a screwdriver...


Boy it was filthy. Compare that to the first photo I took on instal......



+ I'll have to do something about it sitting on wires and a lug on the frame as it'll wear through in time....


I just glad to see that the pre-filter is doing its job so well. Makes me wonder if I actually need an airfilter in there at all since the pre-filter is doing all the work.
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Old 11-07-2012, 09:16 AM   #14869
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So my pre-filter has been on for 6000 miles and I felt it was too dirty and I needed to clean it. I struggled to get it off as you can't really get a good hold of it from the outside.
So, as I had some other small jobs to do since getting back from Sardinia, I took off the tank and airbox lid to poke it out from the inside.

I was greeted with a very clean looking "clean" side of the DNA filter.....


Also a nice clean "dirty" side too.....


There is some dust in there which I suspect is being sucked in through the drain hole.

So I could then poke out the pre-filter with a screwdriver...


Boy it was filthy. Compare that to the first photo I took on instal......



+ I'll have to do something about it sitting on wires and a lug on the frame as it'll wear through in time....


I just glad to see that the pre-filter is doing its job so well. Makes me wonder if I actually need an airfilter in there at all since the pre-filter is doing all the work.

Good stuff.
Yeah, I found the pre-filter a bitch to work with unless you could gain access from inside the airbox. Mine has only been on for a thousand miles, maybe.

My immediate thought is that the paper filter in an inaccessbile airbox is a poor design for a bike that goes offroad. Surely not like any other 'dirt bike'. Alas...it is what it is.
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Old 11-07-2012, 10:07 AM   #14870
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Your results with the prefilter are impressive. Definitely thinking of one before my OBDR/WABDR trip next fall....

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Old 11-07-2012, 11:25 AM   #14871
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.........................

I just glad to see that the pre-filter is doing its job so well. Makes me wonder if I actually need an airfilter in there at all since the pre-filter is doing all the work.

Make you wonder if it is making your engine run rich.
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Old 11-07-2012, 12:54 PM   #14872
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That's impressive!
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Old 11-07-2012, 12:55 PM   #14873
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It seems strange to me that different manufacturers have different ideas.
Or, even within the same manufacturer.
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Old 11-07-2012, 01:44 PM   #14874
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I have the abs version of that filter went on easy enough, but it is a much narrower filter than the non+abs version pictured above. I suspect that it actually restricting the airflow too much. I am not ready to make a full accusation right now, but I thought I would share my suspicions. I hope to test my hypothesis when I get some time.

I hope I am wrong, its am slick setup.

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Old 11-07-2012, 01:59 PM   #14875
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I have the abs version of that filter went on easy enough, but it is a much narrower filter than the non+abs version pictured above. I suspect that it actually restricting the airflow too much. I am not ready to make a full accusation right now, but I thought I would share my suspicions. I hope to test my hypothesis when I get some time.

I hope I am wrong, its am slick setup.

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Did the gas mileage go south when you put it on. I have one on the shelf waiting
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Old 11-08-2012, 04:15 AM   #14876
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Did the gas mileage go south when you put it on. I have one on the shelf waiting
I didn't notice any difference in anything after installing the pre-filter. Even with it filthy like that it was returning mid 50s UKmpg throughout my tour to Sardinia. But, as you can see in the photos, I have a LESS restrictive DNA airfilter in the box. Maybe one compensates for the other.
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Old 11-08-2012, 06:34 AM   #14877
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Did the gas mileage go south when you put it on. I have one on the shelf waiting
mine didnt change
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Old 11-08-2012, 07:06 AM   #14878
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My gas mileage didn't change noticeably after installing the prefilter either. Still, I'm thinking that since it works so well, I might abandon the OEM paper filters in the future and go with an easier-breathing K&N filter in the airbox. I had been avoiding using one because they let more dust through than paper does, but the prefilter is so effective that the combination of the two should work great while allowing the engine to breathe a little more easily.

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Old 11-08-2012, 08:05 AM   #14879
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So my pre-filter has been on for 6000 miles and I felt it was too dirty and I needed to clean it.


+ I'll have to do something about it sitting on wires and a lug on the frame as it'll wear through in time....

Now, to prevent (hopefully) those cables wearing through the pre-filter.....

I knocked up a cover out of modelling plastic sheet.
Hinge by Duct Tape.


As it'll sit in the hole....


It also blocks all the gaps around the frame and should stop the filter being contaminated with fling off the chain.
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Old 11-09-2012, 02:50 PM   #14880
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Pre filter

I am looking for a pre filter that will fit on a tiger 800 road with ABS.
Anyone have a part number or someone that makes them?
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