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post #1 of 7 Old 06-23-2010, 12:47 AM Thread Starter
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Where to get OEM air filter?

I looked at a few different places. Want to get some more Emgo air filters, too. Who is my best bet online?




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Never mind. Went with the Uni from BikeBandit.




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A UNI isn't an OEM, those you get from the dealer.

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Never mind. Went with the Uni from BikeBandit.
Hey L.J., let us know what your take is on switching over to the Uni filter. I have stayed with the stock set up and filter simply because I have not found enough conclusive information to justify the change. It seems that anytime you alter the air intake, you also alter the air /fuel ratio. Performance wise, I am happy with the set up I have. Stock air intake, "22 cent mod" and stock exhaust. I rarely operate over 5000 RPM's for any sustained periods. I'm more interested in longevity and reliability than I am peak performance. Fuel efficiency and lean condition generated heat are big issues I watch for, too. Please keep us posted on how this works out for ya.
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klr4evr, yeah, I decided to get the Uni because it was the same price as the cheapest OEM I could find online and going to the dealership fills me with rage.

vatrader, I'll definitely keep everybody posted. I like the stock filter fine, but I've heard good things about the Uni. We'll see.




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Hey L.J., let us know what your take is on switching over to the Uni filter. I have stayed with the stock set up and filter simply because I have not found enough conclusive information to justify the change. It seems that anytime you alter the air intake, you also alter the air /fuel ratio. Performance wise, I am happy with the set up I have. Stock air intake, "22 cent mod" and stock exhaust. I rarely operate over 5000 RPM's for any sustained periods. I'm more interested in longevity and reliability than I am peak performance. Fuel efficiency and lean condition generated heat are big issues I watch for, too. Please keep us posted on how this works out for ya.

They're both just foam filters. The Uni is better quality than the OEM. There won't be a noticeable difference flow wise. If you're that concerned you should go to a dyno and look at the air fuel ratio with a sensor because you're just guessing without a measurement.
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I'm with Spec on this one.. I have a Stock and a Uni that I switch back and forth and I can't tell a nickle's worth of difference when it comes to how the bike runs with them in..

The Uni's a much better quality filter with dual foam.. Outside coarse stuff to catch meteors and pixies, and a finer interior filter to catch dirt (and dirty pixies).
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