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post #1 of 15 Old 05-15-2007, 07:42 AM Thread Starter
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BMC Race vs. BMC Street

Does anyone have pics of the BMC race filter vs. their street filter. The reason I ask is I think I may have gotten ripped off.
I previously ordered a BMC Street and installed it. I have since started grooming the bike for the track and ordered the BMC Race. It looks like the exact same filter.

I didn't keep the old Street box, but it looks exactly like the new Race box. There is a sticker on the side of the new one with the model number + the word "race". There is no word "race" on the red plastic of the filter itself.

I am trying to figure out one of three possibilities:
a. The street and race versions are extremely similar in appearance.

b. I am the owner of two Street versions of the BMC

c. I am the owner of two Race versions of the BMC.

I wanted to see a side-by-side comparison. I asked a couple of dealers if they have both Race and Street versions of the BMC for the same bike in stock (for any make and model), but nobody has both. I just get the stock schtick "The race is a lot thinner and needs to be cleaned more frequently."

Anyone seen both filters for the same bike, and can describe the difference?

Like a pleat count, or thickness measurement?

Better yet, can anyone post pics of the two filters? Damn, I hate the feeling of being taken.

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post #2 of 15 Old 05-15-2007, 02:41 PM
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hmm wish i could help you there. i have the race and its thin and small as hell.

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probably look the same but they have different density of foam to allow more or less air in.

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You can hold them up side by side and the race filter is less dense. I just compared and bought the race. there is no part number difference on the filter.
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You see, because they both look the same...
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Because they both look the same, I don't know which ones I have.

Either two street, or two race.

I mean, obviously, if the two were different I could tell which one had less substrate and it would be the race filter.

Sorry to sound caustic, but sheesh, give a guy a little credit. Thank you for confirming BMC doesn't stamp a part number on the filter itself, though.

Also does "small as hell" mean you can see daylight through it? Can you read a newspaper through it? Use it on your girl like a dental dam?

Is the race filter pleated like the street? How many pleats?

Everyone has always been so helpful with other issues, and been so forthcoming with technical info. I didn't think this would be a forum stumper.

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hold both up in front of a light source...the race element will allow nuch more light through than the steet filter
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My useless 2 cents.. Been hearing that if you ride mainly street do not use the race version. The race allows more air in obviously, and also more debris. I would not want to take the chance of letting something through the filter and fricking up the engine. Anyway, just sharing, this has been said on this site also.. Peace,

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For the track just use the stock air filter with the paper element cut out
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Got 300 street miles on the Race, no problems so far.

But then again, I'm not making it a habit of driving behind dump trucks full of sand.

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i have put 20k miles on bmc race filters on my gixxer 1k and 10r and never had a problem
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