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K&N Airfilters - How do you clean them?!

I just checked my K&N and is BEYOND dirty. Last time I rode it was so dusty, i should have been wearing a respirator! That made the filter FULL of dirt/dust so that it turns into mud and doesn't seem to get any cleaner. Anyone know how to get it super clean!?


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I have never had a problem getting a K&N clean, no matter how dirty. Just soak it with the K&N cleaner and let it sit for 20-30 mins. Then wash it out with a garden hose from the inside out.
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I use the Modquad setup that has the filter bag that goes over the K&N. It seems to work very well at keeping the bigstuff out of the K&N. I got it at Rocky Mountain ATV and I think it was about a 100 dollars for the whole setup but I'm sure you can order the filter bag seperate. I have the same filter setup on my wifes 400EX.
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Get an Outerwears pre-filter. You should be able to find one at Rocky Mtn pretty cheap. If you are using a gauze type filter, I highly recommend a pre-filter when you ride in dusty conditions.
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I use the Modquad setup that has the filter bag that goes over the K&N. It seems to work very well at keeping the bigstuff out of the K&N. I got it at Rocky Mountain ATV and I think it was about a 100 dollars for the whole setup but I'm sure you can order the filter bag seperate. I have the same filter setup on my wifes 400EX.
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Get an Outerwears pre-filter. You should be able to find one at Rocky Mtn pretty cheap. If you are using a gauze type filter, I highly recommend a pre-filter when you ride in dusty conditions.

Thats the thing... I even had that on there too!


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Well, at lest you know the K&N is working. If you were running some cheap filter all that dirt might have made it into your motor.
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Well, at lest you know the K&N is working. If you were running some cheap filter all that dirt might have made it into your motor.
I'm actually going to take the filter off and look at the throttle body blade after seeing Gary's (scuzz) posts about other K&Ns


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While we're talking about filters and stuff I found something funny the other day.

After each ride I clean and oil my air filter and change my oil. Prior to this past ride I put a new plug in my quad, fired it up and checked it to make sure that it wasn't running rich. When I pulled the plug out it was covered in oil!

Turns out it wasn't my rings but that I hadn't got all the oil out of the air filter when I cleaned and re-oiled it.

D'oh!



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While we're talking about filters and stuff I found something funny the other day.

After each ride I clean and oil my air filter and change my oil. Prior to this past ride I put a new plug in my quad, fired it up and checked it to make sure that it wasn't running rich. When I pulled the plug out it was covered in oil!

Turns out it wasn't my rings but that I hadn't got all the oil out of the air filter when I cleaned and re-oiled it.

D'oh!
Think you might be using too much oil?


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