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Alright, I picked up a new K&N filter on Egay....

mostly because I can clean it and re-oil so after about 3 cleanings it's paid for itself.

but then you hear the claims of more air, better flow, more Bhp...

am I going to notice anything, or should I just be happy to have a reusable filter?
 

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I noticed better throttle response...it seemed snappier
 

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...mainly its cleanable and re-usable...Pipercross would be the best way to go for the R but they are damn hard to get in the USA and much more expensive...
 

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I got a 3 hp gain with the k&n. not really worth the money if you ask me, but it is reusable.
 

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My Pipercross cost ¥16,500 incl. shipping. A BNC would have cost ¥14,000 & a K&N ¥12,000 - without shipping. I think it was worth the money.
 

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Kamikuza said:
... a K&N ¥12,000 - without shipping. I think it was worth the money.
...you know you could have gotten a K&N cheaper than that:laugh...stop tryin to justify that pipercross price:laugh...
 

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I noticed a little better throttle response :devious .and the reusable thing = good deal I think:thumbup
 

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Using BMC myself, and made a differnce to responce alot when i had it installed, but then again i did get a full service when i had it fitted, but still feels good now thou.
 

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The pipercross gave double the gains over the K&N filter on the dyno. Oh and it saved nearly 0.5kg of weight from all the plastic you have to remove .... :devious

Oh yea ... The K&N is 'plug & play' where the piper really needs to be dyno'ed / yosh boxed as it will lean the bike out too much.

:hail TLR's
 

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used both K&N and BMC.. never noticed a lick of difference over stock
 

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Iv'e been putting K&N filters in my bikes for a long time. In truth on their own I don't think they make a lot of difference to performance at all, if at all. It's a cumulative thing - i.e. combined with open performance pipes, modified air intakes/boxes, rejetting or remapping, etc., etc., it will make a difference. Just flowing more air (which is what they do) alone might even lean out the motor making it perform less well. (this does depend of the bike, of course)
 
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