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finally got my 22 KLKR650 its first service. With a full Yoshimura exhaust, the progressive springs, and breaking in the bike up to 987km when it got serviced. Now at 1237. for the last 250km, I am averaging 4.2lt per 100km. Once K&N air filters come to Australia for the Gen 3, I will grab one and put on the bike too. In the mean time happy with the fuel economy. I run 98 in mine.
 

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IT is the same (air) filter that KLR650's have used since 1987!
But most people involved with KLR's for a Long Time will advise Against using the K&N air filters on KLR's. The metal end cap on the K&N KLR650 air filter will actually Reduce air flow by the time the fabric is only 1/2 dirty as compared to a properly oiled OEM or Uni-Filter foam filter.

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IT is the same filter that KLR650's have used since 1987!
But most people involved with KLR's for a Long Time will advise Against using the K&N air filters on a KLR's. The metal end cap on the K&N KLR650 air filter will actually Reduce air flow by the time the fabric is only 1/2 dirty as compared to a properly oiled OEM or Uni-Filter foam filter.

Click on the green hi-lited 'Where Used' to the right of Add,
I was told by several older kawasaki mechanics who said the K&N filters are good. They are expensive but can be reused, also with the slip on need a better air filter fir air flow. I have found there is an Aussie made Tarantula brand air filter. Same size as OEM, but it has more surface area.
 

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I was told by several older kawasaki mechanics who said the K&N filters are good. They are expensive but can be reused, also with the slip on need a better air filter fir air flow. I have found there is an Aussie made Tarantula brand air filter. Same size as OEM, but it has more surface area.
K&N air filters are a pain in the ass to re-service in the garage, imo & even worse in the bush/outback.
The OEM foam air filter or other foam brands can more easily be re-serviced in the bush or one could carry one or two pre-oiled spares in a zip-lock baggie or screw top can. Won't take up much more space than clean undershorts, imo.

Better air flow is only accomplished by Enlarging the air INLET Area of the Dirty Side of the KLR air filter boxes. The OEM oiled foam air filter is not the main problem.
 

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K&N air filters are a pain in the ass to re-service in the garage, imo & even worse in the bush/outback.
The OEM foam air filter or other foam brands can more easily be re-serviced in the bush or one could carry one or two pre-oiled spares in a zip-lock baggie or screw top can. Won't take up much more space than clean undershorts, imo.

Better air flow is only accomplished by Enlarging the air INLET Area of the Dirty Side of the KLR air filter boxes. The OEM oiled foam air filter is not the main problem.
Thanks for that. There isnt a great deal of dirt roads where I am. So not super worried around dust. Mostly is bumpy old back roads and highways out here
 

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Yup thats the one. They look good and reviews say there good.
Use the Uni Filter. It does flow a bit better than the OEM filter and it does a great job of filtering regardless of where you ride. It too is reusable. If you want improved performance without compromise, the Uni Filter plus Air Box Snorkel delete is the best option. Actually you'll get more performance with Snorkel delete regardless of what filter you use.
 

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The specification likely is different with fuel injection versus carburation. Higher pressure
Since 2005/2006 Kawasaki sells bikes with EFI with which there were pumps to choose from without having to invent the wheel, it is not a question of high pressure, the pump of my ZX6r feeds two injection rails of 4 injectors each (if I said ok, that's 8 injectors) with which in any case the problem would be to lower the flow to feed 1 Injector ((not the pressure) but that must be solved before in some single-cylinder EFI model.
 

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Going back to OP thread, my Gen3 is a very early example…serial is under 900 and no fuel pump issues. It might be helpful to note serial numbers of the affected bikes to narrow down the bad pump batches if it’s indeed the case.
A great idea indeed! How does one tell his number? Is it the last 5 of the vin?
 

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Going back to OP thread, my Gen3 is a very early example…serial is under 900 and no fuel pump issues. It might be helpful to note serial numbers of the affected bikes to narrow down the bad pump batches if it’s indeed the case.
To update mine, its in the 8600 # range. Issues with pump at 2600miles. Replaced under warranty.
 

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To update mine, its in the 8600 # range. Issues with pump at 2600miles. Replaced under warranty.
Perhaps there’s a way to have a database here, populated with two/three fields? Username, last five of serial number, and a yes or no regarding fuel pump issues. Would the polling feature accomplish that?
 
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