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Old 03-27-2011, 08:14 PM
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I have yet to actually check the brand (most likely stock knowing the P.O.) or condition of my filter (I've been 330 miles away from it for 95% of the time I've owned it), but I plan on getting a K&N or maybe some other brand of filter (if anyone has good experience with another brand?). That's the first basic thing I want to take care of once I get to spend some quality time with my bike. But what brand do you go with when it comes to air filters?
 
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Old 03-27-2011, 08:19 PM
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K&N on all my vehicles
 
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i have a k&n but i have heard that the bmc air filter is better.. $$40-$60 k&n or $70-$80 bmc..i don't know much about the bmc but the k&n is a lifetime filter, when it gets dirty clean it with the k&n cleaning and recharge kit...pretty sure bmc is the same but not 100%
 
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Old 03-27-2011, 08:47 PM
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It looks like if I simply install a new filter without a Power commander I could actually lose power, true or false?
 
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not true, you wont gain or loose HP with a filter. the bike will be tuned better with a PC III with a map for the filter and exhaust
 
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Old 03-27-2011, 09:18 PM
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Okay, I've been planning on getting a filter, full exhaust (there is an Akrapovic slip on the bike now...not sure if I should sell it and buy a full system or try to find headers) and a PC3...I would probably be better off saving up and getting everything at once and taking it to a dyno.
 
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What kind of bike is it? if its not a track bike i dont see the point of getting a tune. An air filter and a slip on dosent require one and wont really mess with the tuning using the stock ecu. A PC III will help tune it better but there are thousands running aftermarket stuff without a tune or PC and there bikes work great. I would just get the PC III and put the map you need on it
 
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what backyard said unless your racing and trying to get every pony you can out of it . i would just load a map for power comander. you wont notice the few hp tq you get for spending a few hundred on a the tune. unless you want to i am funny like that with my car ..lol to be honest i would not worry about a full system get a filter and a pc than save up and after all that i would get header back than a tune. but thats just me .. it all comes down to its you bike and what works for you ..
 
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I don't like K&N's in the f4i, they don't have the "air dams" built in like the stock one does. I doubt the BMC does either, and since this is mostly a street bike, I always use the stock filter.
 
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