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Old 01-21-2013, 10:40 PM   #4861
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Hmmm, interesting. Any actual comparisons across filters?...

I have no data. My comment was strictly based on personal experience (mine...and my buddies', that I have been witness to).

YMMV...


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Old 01-21-2013, 10:41 PM   #4862
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I have no data. My comment was strictly based on personal experience (mine...and my buddies', that I have been witness to).

YMMV...


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so... more dirt getting past the filter then?

So you are of the opinion that the UNI brand are better?
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Old 01-21-2013, 10:48 PM   #4863
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so... more dirt getting past the filter then?

So you are of the opinion that the UNI brand are better?

Me? I like the OEM filter.

However, as DD posted, there seems to be a lotta' folks who favor the UNI.


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Old 01-22-2013, 12:04 AM   #4864
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I admit it!

Okay, I admit it. I just bought a KLE. I promise it's just for use on the road. As a sort of penance ( and just for fun) I have a set of 606's coming for my 2005 KLR . "Different tools for different jobs." That's what I keep telling myself. How am I doing? Cheers
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Old 01-22-2013, 01:09 AM   #4865
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Okay, I admit it. I just bought a KLE. I promise it's just for use on the road. As a sort of penance ( and just for fun) I have a set of 606's coming for my 2005 KLR . "Different tools for different jobs." That's what I keep telling myself. How am I doing? Cheers
why would you buy a KLE just for the road.....???? ;)

I like the KLE... woulda bought one except for the small petrol tank and their relative rarity here so parts and farkles much less common than on the KLR..... enjoy the engine :)
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Old 01-22-2013, 06:04 AM   #4866
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Okay, I admit it. I just bought a KLE. I promise it's just for use on the road. As a sort of penance ( and just for fun) I have a set of 606's coming for my 2005 KLR . "Different tools for different jobs." That's what I keep telling myself. How am I doing? Cheers
What? No picture?
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Old 01-22-2013, 08:22 AM   #4867
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Stock flows better than k&n on this filter, and Uni flows better than stock. Both do a good job at cleaning the air. You will need to source a stock filter cage and wing nut to go with it.
I was successful in trading my K&N for a filter cage in the flea market. We both thought we got the better deal, as it should be.

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Old 01-22-2013, 08:48 AM   #4868
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Us long time desert folks learned long long time ago that K&N is not the way to go. If you contact K&N directly they will tell you to add their prefilter for dusty conditions. OEM or Uni work very well when properly oiled with filter oil. I like Maxima FFT brand.
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Old 01-22-2013, 09:34 AM   #4869
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What? No picture?


First attempt at doing this. Let's see what happens. Cheers
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Old 01-22-2013, 10:44 AM   #4870
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A lotta' the "performance" filters (not just K&N) are pretty notorious for not "filtering" a helluva' lot.

Probably not the best choice for a dualsport...


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I agree I am not a fan. Back in my ATV days I could see where a properly installed and oiled k&n would allow a fine layer of dust through. No I have no pictures or lab proof but I know what I saw. I also learned on my Bandit 1200 that k&n filters do not like the rain even with pre filters on..again YMMV but that is my humble opinion
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Old 01-22-2013, 01:52 PM   #4871
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what's wrong with the K&N air filter on the KLR????
It will clog in dusty conditions and not let your bike run at all.
I have seen it happen twice, and both times it was out in the desert, right where you need your bike to run!

Foam filters will let dirt through when they get saturated with dirt, but at least your bike will still run.

I live in the same town as K&N, I'm a big fan of their products for many other applications, I just prefer UNI for my KLR.
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Old 01-22-2013, 02:07 PM   #4872
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What is the "deep hole" thing you are talking about, and how can you tell about it from the VIN?

I have never liked or used K&N filters. They will stop bugs and gravel, and maybe coarse sand, but not dust. And more air flow leans out the air/fuel mixture. I use either stock or UNI filters on my XT225, and soak them in engine oil. After a days desert riding, so much dirt will have caked onto the outside that it soaks up the oil, and falls off in chunks. But I have never seen dirt make it all the way through. The oil is what stops and holds the dirt, not the foam. I remove the filter, wash it out in gas, resoak it with oil, and put it back.
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Old 01-22-2013, 03:32 PM   #4873
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We don't know if your bike gets regular rigorous maintenance or if it's overdue for everything. It may be OK with checking valve gap, change oil, and have chain and sprockets that are not totally shot. Have the swingarm and linkage bearings ever been serviced? Are the wheel bearings 11 years old? I usually deal with fork seals only when they leak, but if those are 11 years old you may want to just replace them before you go. I will assume that modifications for comfort have been taken care of.

There are entire threads on what may or may not need to be done to a bike from thermobob to larger or smaller sprockets. Some people need many of them and others need none.
Thanks. That's a good list. I honestly am not sure of the previous maintenance of the bike, but I do know that some crazy adventurer rode it to Belize. It's seen quite a few kilometers. I just recently put a new sprocket on and checked the other one for wear. I'll probably need to replace the wheel bearings. I'm also confident my fork seals are good to go.
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Old 01-22-2013, 06:23 PM   #4874
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Dual Star

Hey KLR guy's anyone know what happened to Dual Star adventure motorcycle parts from Washington, i was on their website and the phone order phone is disconnected?
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Old 01-22-2013, 06:29 PM   #4875
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Hey KLR guy's anyone know what happened to Dual Star adventure motorcycle parts from Washington, i was on their website and the phone order phone is disconnected?
I've never dealt with them, but their site hasn't been updated in over two years, and prior to that, they had a large number of complaints against them for orders that never shipped, or arrived MONTHS after being placed.
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