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PostAuthor: Chaos_Spear » Mon Oct 01, 2018 9:47 pm

Hey everyone. Long-time lurker, first-time poster.

I'm in the process of stripping down my '85 XV700 and am going to select a new air filter fairly soon. My plan was to go with one of the tapered-shape filters (like in https://www.knfilters.com/images/img/la ... r_hero.jpg) and had a few questions.

First off, is this a good direction to go in terms of performance? Does the correct-diameter model of this shape give good results compared to stock?

Second off, how big of an issue is the whole "water getting into an uncovered air filter" thing? I know that getting water into the carbs and cylinders isn't great, but the consensus seems to also be that it's a lesser issue when you select a filter from a reputable brand like K&N. What are some personal experiences with this?

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Re: Modding Air Filter

PostAuthor: mark75 » Mon Oct 29, 2018 4:54 pm

Howdy.

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apologies for over-looking your post and the late reply.

Hmmm... depends on how much riding you plan to do in the rain, or if you only get caught by weather-chance, also parking or storage in rain-free area?

had one similarly cone-shaped on my single-carb KJS and it functioned ok, but stuck out in my way, so I went with a 'flat-oval' shape.

similar to this ---> https://www.jcwhitney.com/details/EMPI/ ... l#plpslot2

FWIW: with either, getting caught riding in the rain will get little water sucked in, but storing with it uncovered is not recommended.
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