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Considering a K&N; replacement air filter 4 Years, 6 Months ago  
During this winters lay-up I'm considering replacing the OEM filter with a K&N.

Has anyone drilled their backing plate to increase flow into the airbox/filter?

All replies are appreciated. Thanx
 
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Re:Considering a K&N; replacement air filter 4 Years, 6 Months ago  
The gentleman I bought my 'Star from did install a K&N filter...threw in a new cleaning kit etc...but I will say this...be prepared to see your gas go fast when you get on it. I had to throttle up to pass a semi (damn things make me nervous) and you could actually see the needle go down...
 
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Re:Considering a K&N; replacement air filter 4 Years, 6 Months ago  
Got 'em in my stock box's and drilled a 1 1/2" hole above the stock air intake and pulled the rubber boot out also.
 
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Re:Considering a K&N; replacement air filter 4 Years, 6 Months ago  
Raindog wrote:
The gentleman I bought my 'Star from did install a K&N filter...threw in a new cleaning kit etc...but I will say this...be prepared to see your gas go fast when you get on it. I had to throttle up to pass a semi (damn things make me nervous) and you could actually see the needle go down...

Please explain...I actually got better gas mileage when I put mine in and also seemed to get better throttle response. Did your gas mileage actually go down?
 
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Re:Considering a K&N; replacement air filter 4 Years, 6 Months ago  
I have one too and it made my gas milage better with better responce. Ken
 
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Re:Considering a K&N; replacement air filter 4 Years, 6 Months ago  
Greysnake wrote:
Got 'em in my stock box's and drilled a 1 1/2" hole above the stock air intake and pulled the rubber boot out also.


^^^^^^^^ like he did.





Move your crankcase vent like this, and plug the hole in the filter when you do the swap.
http://weislake.com/sig/mucker/crankcase-filter/erbman.htm
 
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Re:Considering a K&N; replacement air filter 4 Years, 6 Months ago  
should you rejet after changing to the K&M
 
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Re:Considering a K&N; replacement air filter 4 Years, 6 Months ago  
Big david wrote:
should you rejet after changing to the K&M

You'd be right where I am. I used the barons kit, and ordered a different pilot. See my profile

You might be able to get a long without jetting, but hey! reap the benefits. If your still stock, your in for a nice surprise.
 
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Re:Considering a K&N; replacement air filter 4 Years, 6 Months ago  
sounds like another winter mod
 
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Re:Considering a K&N; replacement air filter 4 Years, 6 Months ago  
I did mine, no jet kit. Worse mileage.
 
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