Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Dandridge (Near Knoxville), TN, USA
Re: Debunking the High-Flow Air Filter
The stock filters keep out the dust. K&N and the like keep out the rocks.
I helped a friend do a 12K service on his K1200RS, and he pulled the K&N, washed it with water and detergent, waited for it to dry, oiled it, and put it back in. A hell of a lot of messy work, for basically nothing or worse. If one values their time, it costs more to service a K&N than the purchase price of a BMW stock filter.
I don't want to achieve immortality through my work...I want to achieve it through not dying.
EX: '01 Black LT, BAT BYKE (Totaled at 110,000 miles)
IBA SS, BB, BBG, 10/10ths.
No bike now, but maybe in the future.