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Offline jj le roux

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Air filter
« on: August 23, 2014, 07:46:28 pm »
Anybody fitted a aftermarket airfilter to their LC and if so what type?
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Re: Air filter
« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2014, 09:27:23 pm »
Yip,BMC after  1000km service
Nice tight fit,better than original
 

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« Reply #2 on: August 23, 2014, 09:32:55 pm »
How does that affect warranty? How does it handle dirt?

Do you really get any noticeable benefit?
 

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Re: Air filter
« Reply #3 on: August 23, 2014, 09:38:54 pm »
Yes, any benefit?
 

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« Reply #4 on: August 23, 2014, 09:41:08 pm »
Exactly, I ask since the bike is setup for the paper filter, changing to BMC without tuning the bike accordingly may result is the engine running lean and cause long term damage. But I'm no expert.
 

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Re: Air filter
« Reply #5 on: August 24, 2014, 10:39:56 am »
I've had a BMC filter in mine for about 14 months now.
It gives a small increase in power, pickup and ability to rev freely at high rpm is better. Inspected after a few dusty rides and seems to do its job just fine.

One downside: the induction noise just below your chin is a problem at certain revs and load conditions. I solved it by taking a patch of high density foam on top of the air box.

I'm not too concerned, the sensors will adjust fuelling to match increased airflow and I don't think the difference is enough to out of range. Remapping must surely help some, but I've not done it.
 

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Re: Air filter
« Reply #6 on: August 24, 2014, 11:22:16 am »
Warranty ? Had no problems with my local OE shop,my previous 3 had non paper filters on and they even charged me for oilling them at sevice time
Induction noise ? I hear only the Remus ;D
Set- up ? My last GSA did 75000 km with non paper and shop manager complimented me on overall condition after trade- in.I only had to supply a better condition rear tyre.I did notice new bike engine's noise is up from previous one.I believe the electronics wil do whats needed
Dirt ? Have done around 300 km on gravel and checked...skoon,clean
Comparing mine to one I test drove ,vast diffeerence although test bikes go through hard kilos from the start,I suppose test riders dont adhere to "running in" :ricky:
 

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« Reply #7 on: August 24, 2014, 06:04:04 pm »
Thx for the input, I may fit one too.
 

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Re: Air filter
« Reply #8 on: August 25, 2014, 08:33:28 pm »
Had my bike in for 30000 service today. Spoke to Donford about the warranty and aftermarket filters/parts and they are adamant that should something happen it will void your warranty.

I must say and ask the question is a DNA, Uni or similar really that much better then a BMW stock filter? Other then the obvious like reusing it there is also the price. DNA from KingTek cost over a R1100 excl cleaning kit and oil and the bmw filter just over R300. That means by the time you have it all together its worth about 4.5 bmw filters. Thats more then just a couple of services and even if you do a bad dusty trip its worth a ride to your dealer for a new stock filter. The BMW filter must be worth something right? Surely they wouldn't risk their product using bad parts

Something to think about or convince me to take a ride to KingTek tomorrow


 
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« Reply #9 on: August 25, 2014, 09:02:44 pm »
Had my bike in for 30000 service today. Spoke to Donford about the warranty and aftermarket filters/parts and they are adamant that should something happen it will void your warranty.

This confirms what I thought. Will avoid this for now, cannot see any definitive and worthwhile benefit.
 

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« Reply #10 on: August 25, 2014, 09:09:37 pm »
If you want more power buy a more powerful bike. On a DS bike I will stick to paper filters as per OEM.

On a road bike I'll run after market oiled filters.

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Re: Air filter
« Reply #11 on: August 26, 2014, 01:55:05 pm »
P.S just incase you didn't know the air filter only gets replaced every 20000. I didn't know!
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« Reply #12 on: August 26, 2014, 02:14:29 pm »
P.S just incase you didn't know the air filter only gets replaced every 20000. I didn't know!
Wow. But you can ask them to replace it at earlier intervals, I'm sure? Or simply replace it yourself more frequently, if you offroad.