If you’re aiming for extra power and acceleration, to have your bike tuned or easier and cheaper maintenance, then a K&N High-Flow airfilter is a must.
Particularly for tuning, you’ll want to add your K&N filter with any aftermarket exhaust system or performance modifications to ensure you get the best figures possible.
They also come with K&N’s Million Mile Warranty, meaning you don’t need to stress about ever replacing the airfilter, while they can be cleaned and washed to stay at peak performance. In fact you’ll probably be amazed when cleaning your filter for the first time, at just how much gunk they collect, all of which is prevented from reaching your engine.
All you’ll need is a K&N Cleaning Kit, which is a great investment.
The airfilters also only normally require cleaning each service and it’s a quick and easy job. We’ll leave a full explanation for another feature though.
This issue we are fitting a K&N High-Flow airfilter to my Triumph Daytona 675R, which is a relatively simple and straight forward job, needing minimal tools and less than an hour of your time. Some bikes are more difficult than others but as a general rule of thumb this is a great place to start spannering on your own motorcycle. It’s basic, doesn’t require professional tools and is a great gateway into further tinkering!
This is a simple job but you still want a clear working space to organise anything you remove from the bike, such as bolts or screws. Also take precautions to avoid damaging your tank or paintwork while working, use towels and rope to hold your tank up securely – if it comes down on your fingers or head you’ll know about it… If you unplug the fuel lines be careful of leaks, especially if you remove the tank entirely.
You will need to have your bike tuned to take full advantage of a performance filter, which is why it’s a good addition along with an aftermarket exhaust, prior to getting a proper tune done specifically for your bike!
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