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Has anybody clean and re-oil the stock air filter? i'v search the forum but didn't see any.
 

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No that's what you do to a K&N.

Stock you can blow off with compressed air but no oil, it's paper not gauze.

Buy a new one once you've done the work to get to it.
 

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there is oil on there. i'll be getting an oil kit give it a try. seems kind of waste even for $30 new one. getting to it is not a problem at all for me.
 

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If you use a K&N kit and use the cleaner with water on the stock filter you will have a bad day, and what Pongo said.
 

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if there is oil on your stock filter you may want to set-up an appointment at the local kawasaki dealer...you have a problem.. :mrgreen:
 

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okok.. i dont mean the engine oil. i did buy a new filter and it has oil on it, dont konw what kind. i figure i could use whatever oil kit for air filter available in store to re-oil after cleaning. i'll need more info.
 

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busaforhire said:
if there is oil on your stock filter you may want to set-up an appointment at the local kawasaki dealer...you have a problem.. :mrgreen:
:crackup: :mrgreen:
 

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It's probably not a good idea to blow out the stock filter with compressed air. You can clean the big stuff out a little by hitting it against something solid. Inertia will cause the big stuff to fall out.
 

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Kuzco is correct about the stock filter being oiled. It even comes sealed in a plastic bag to keep the oil in place. As far as cleaning it is concerned don't wash it. Maybe try hitting it with some compressed air and a small brush to get some of the more stubborn debris. After the compressed air the filter will probably be dry as a bone so there is where the filter oil will come in handy. My mechanic said that he normally does this when a bike comes in for routine service and the filter is just slightly dirty. If it is really trashed get a new one. 30 bucks is cheap.
 

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The oil on the stock filter is not on the paper it is on the foam sealing strips that surround the paper.
i took a look again, touch it, feel it. it's on the paper. the original is dirty but not out of shape or trash. just seems like a waste to toss it.
 

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I just had mine out. Had about 3,000 miles on it so it was in pretty good shape. Mine had no oil on the paper only oil on the foam sealing strips.
 

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If the stock filter is 30 bucks than splurge the extra 10 for the K&N and you can oil it all you want.
 

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If the stock filter is 30 bucks than splurge the extra 10 for the K&N and you can oil it all you want.
I heard using a K&N robs some of those pretty little ponys in there.
 

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Seems people have dynoed this bike and found stock filter is better than BMC or K&N.
Hard to believe but they've shown the graphs.
I've always had good luck with K&N but will probably just use stock on this bike. At least you don't have to clean, dry and oil when you just replace stock.
 

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swjohnsey said:
The oil on the stock filter is not on the paper it is on the foam sealing strips that surround the paper.

My stock OEM filter is deffinately oil soaked. Just like a K&N. I doubt you could wash it like a K&N though.
 

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Seems people have dynoed this bike and found stock filter is better than BMC or K&N.
Hard to believe but they've shown the graphs.
I've always had good luck with K&N but will probably just use stock on this bike. At least you don't have to clean, dry and oil when you just replace stock.

Yeah but the point is you still have to replace it... I buy K&N just for the fact I can reuse it
 

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Yeah but the point is you still have to replace it... I buy K&N just for the fact I can reuse it
I hear ya- my 900rr has a K&N now.

Almost every other dirt or streetbike I've owned has gotten one too.

I may get tired of replacing and go K&N on the ZX for that reason, but I was just looking at the bright side of paying to replace stock.
 
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