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leo19

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leo19 says:

How much difference does upgrading your air filter from Stock to K&N make

I am running a  kawasaki ER6n - fully stock - would changing my air filter to a K&N or pipercross ake much difference to performance?

 

would i need to change anything else? e.g fuelling??

 

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eatcs01

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eatcs01 says:

K&N

Don't waste your money. If you're after any performance increase, you'd be better off cleaning and re-oiling your OE filter.

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preunit

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preunit says:

K&N

Unlikely to see a performance enhancement from just changing the filter tbh, so no adjustment necessary.

Saying that, you now have a re-usable filter :smile add a aftermarket pipe, remap, then you should notice a performance increase.

Good luck with the upgrades
unit.



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MarcusMarsh

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MarcusMarsh says:

Aftermarket filter

An aftermarket filter will make little or no difference to performance although it will lean the mixture a little as most are more free flowing than standard.  They need to be used in conjunction with other tuning mods for any real performance increase.  I have one on my FZS1000 and it runs fine with it.  The only real advantage is the cost saving over disposable filters as they can be cleaned and re-oiled.  I think my K&N is supposed to last for 1,000,000 miles or something silly like that.     

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eatcs01

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eatcs01 says:

ER6

The ER6 has a re-useable foam air filter as standard.

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eitematt

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eitematt says:

k and n

Won't need to change anything else although some advise it to notice a small performance boost.

On my zx6r with a k n n filter to be honest i noticed LITTLE to no difference. But i would still recommend them for simplicity of servicing/cleaning, particularly if you like to be thorough and clean more regularly than the service intervals.

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fogie

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fogie says:

K&N filter

I put one in my ZZR1200, noticed no difference in performance, but the bike should never need a new filter again. Just a wash and re-oil, and job done. Apparently, genuine K&N cleaning/re-oiling kit is expensive.......

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viaciofano

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viaciofano says:

right for fueling

you are right in that there is no gain in power unless you have more fuel. if you fit a filter which puts more air in, then more fuel is needed. i always weigh up the cost of upgrade against buying another bike. it is best to keep your bike standard. upgrade to another bike after some experience.
the normal mods if you want to go are exhaust jetting and carburation.
i would also say that the most important cost and most cost efficient is you. i have tackled bigger bikes and won through ability to handle my bike. when you are confident in handling your bike. in the corners, in stopping and accelerating. this is another way that money can be spent. it is far more effective spending money on you rather than another bike. you will be more confident in your every day ride.
there was a good video link from rossi explaining the lines to take on the track. explaining the lines, the times to accelerate, the times to brake. this helped me to understand more about my bike on the road and how to handle the bike with the conditions.


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eatcs01

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eatcs01 says:

k n

The bike ALREADY has a re-useable filter, that you should wash in petrol, then re-oil it at every service. There is NO money saving by buying a K&N.

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