Air Filter Talk

Discussion in 'Parallel World (790/890)' started by truckergemi, Dec 10, 2019.

  1. truckergemi

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    Guys, I need air filter advice. I’ve put 400 miles on my new R and really should be switching to a better filter already. What does everyone here use?
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  2. Radzz

    Radzz Been here awhile

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    Guglatech... works perfectly . I´ve been using now for 10,000kms in plenty of dusty conditions. Catches everything and it´s easy to clean :-)
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  3. truckergemi

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  5. Bluetonguejak

    Bluetonguejak Pretend racer

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    If going into dusty conditions with a Unifilter filter(Not the Aussie one),then liberally oil the (pre-oiled)element and grease the sealing faces as fine dust WILL get through otherwise:nod:deal
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  6. chain

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    Thanks! I’ve been hunting for a serviceable air filter for this little monster. Ordered.
    Someone in the US needs to stock these
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  7. truckergemi

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    What kind of grease?
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  8. ramirin

    ramirin Ready to push

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    Is there something proven wrong with Ktm 'offroad' filter (63506915000) or why you guys are looking for alternatives?
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  9. AdvRonski

    AdvRonski They call me......Ronski

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    Apparently, the KTM PP filter has the filter foam encased behind screen on both sides, making it hard to service, where the Uni-Australia filter allows the foam to be removed for easier cleaning. The problem I've found with the Aus-Uni is that when it does get very dirty, it will allow dirt to pass around the edges of the foam elements, and right on into the engine intake valves. This is why I'm waiting for 4 new intake valves for my 790 right now, as they seem to be on backorder. I'm switching to the Guglatech air filter for now, but with the air intake snorkels in the dirtiest area of the bike, and the small filter size, I'm really hoping Triple Clamp Moto comes up with a better solution.
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  10. truckergemi

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    I think I’m going to give the Uni Australia filter a try. Wish me luck!
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  11. AdvRonski

    AdvRonski They call me......Ronski

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    Well, OK, but you might want to reconsider.
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    Here's where the dirt made it around the edge of the filter foam.

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    The evidence of dirt infiltration is spread pretty evenly around the filter frame, making me wonder how much dirt makes it right through the middle of these relatively thin foam elements.
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  12. Radzz

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  13. truckergemi

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    Well you just freaked me out enough to email about cancelling my order.
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  14. truckergemi

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    Is there an American supplier for the guglatech?
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  15. Toddv

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    What was wrong with the valves? Definitely looks like some oil was coming down the guides on a few.
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  16. Bluetonguejak

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    Similar to @AdvRonski experience with the Oz Uni Filter, the PP Unifilter can allow dust (and fine grit) past the seal and through the element itself.

    The Oz Uni filter foam element is easily carried and replaced/cleaned on an off-road trip (daily when necessary in dry conditions).
    MUST be super cautious when oiling and installing the filters to get a good seal.

    The position of the intake draws-in copious amounts of dust/sand generated by the bike itself.
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  17. AdvRonski

    AdvRonski They call me......Ronski

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    The intake valves had zero clearance when I checked them, the faces were worn pretty badly. The exhaust valves are fine, and the seats are OK as well.
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  18. ShaftEd

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    I haven't had the issue with the Uni Oz filter that AdvRonski had, but I haven't subjected it to that heavy of an off road dusting. It's of course easy to pull and I check it regularly that no dirt is getting in the airbox past the filter that I can visually see. However, you can imagine that if the foam inserts got completely clogged, that the air will find someway pass the foam elements.
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