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Old 06-26-2006, 07:31 AM
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I have taken part in rebuilding my beast as a part time project that has become an obsession. My superhawk has just shy of 60k and i am noticing that my K&N air filters are not lasting as long. Has anyone had any really good luck with any other brands out there?

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Old 06-26-2006, 10:32 AM
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Help

I dont have an issue regarding engine dirt and grime in the filter...it almost seems like it is constantly picking up stones and debris off the road...i sucked in a leaf on my way to work...HELP
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Old 06-26-2006, 01:49 PM
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I run a K&N without any problems. I've gone so far as to cut out the plastic piece that is directly in front of the airbox intake snorkel to help bring in fresh air. The only thing I've seen is a little (read two or three small pieces) of rubber from CSS days I've run. Of course, there is always your typical assortment of bugs in there too.

How in the world did you suck in a leaf?
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Old 06-26-2006, 02:03 PM
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Leaf!

no clue about the leaf. Found it and freaked out...dont really have time to check right now but maybe i have a hole or something stuck in the snorkle. thanks for your help
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By "not lasting so long", do you mean getting dirty quickly?
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Old 06-26-2006, 03:19 PM
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Air Flow

It looks like i keep sucking up a cotton ball. It makes a huge white fluffy mess all over the darn filter...
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Do you live in an area with a very high pollen to air ratio? Near farmland?
How long does it take to grow the "cotton"?
Are you riding in the wet a lot, (mold mentioned) damp filter?
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air flow

about a month or so...give or take the amount of hours actually riding. Seems to get worse when i do alot of city riding. No corn fields here....just busy city life.

Did find, however, that i had a decent sized hole on the underside of the air box itself. Seems to be sucking in the flame-retardant underside padding of the gas tank. Just replaced it today so we will see how things go from here.

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