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Author Topic: Pod filter oiling  (Read 4079 times)

Offline Baffle

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Pod filter oiling
« on: Apr 13, 2012, 13:31:39 »
I just got a pod in for my cb 250 and was wondering what people did as far as oiling the filter. Is that something I should do? What is the best way to do it? Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

Offline VonYinzer

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Re: Pod filter oiling
« Reply #1 on: Apr 13, 2012, 14:01:01 »
What brand of filters did you buy? Not all of them can or should be oiled. If you did get the right kind, buy this...

http://www.knfilters.com/clningacc.htm
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Offline Baffle

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Re: Pod filter oiling
« Reply #2 on: Apr 13, 2012, 14:42:21 »
I got an Emgo Tapered air filter, universal clamp-on type, 48mm.

Offline VonYinzer

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Re: Pod filter oiling
« Reply #3 on: Apr 13, 2012, 14:48:16 »
Honestly, buy the K&N filters. the Emgos will fall apart, and dont really filter all that well.
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Offline Jacob Agaetis

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Re: Pod filter oiling
« Reply #4 on: Apr 13, 2012, 14:55:18 »
I actually feel dumb asking this. I'm had VM30's with K&N's but haven't oiled them since I got them (about 500 miles ago. The carbs run great and are jetted perfectly. Will oiling them effect performance at all?

Offline Baffle

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Re: Pod filter oiling
« Reply #5 on: Apr 13, 2012, 14:56:24 »
Darn. I figured an $11 filter wouldn't last too long. I'm going to look into getting a K&N filter. I think I was having trouble finding one in the size I needed or something, which is why I went with Emgo. Thanks!

Offline AlphaDogCustoms

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Re: Pod filter oiling
« Reply #6 on: Apr 13, 2012, 15:12:33 »
I actually feel dumb asking this. I'm had VM30's with K&N's but haven't oiled them since I got them (about 500 miles ago. The carbs run great and are jetted perfectly. Will oiling them effect performance at all?

The K&N's come pre-oiled.

They don't require frequent service. K&N says clean them every 50,000 miles. The dirt that accumulates on them actually improves their filtering ability.

The correct amount of oil will not affect jetting. If over-oiled, they will drip.
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Offline Jacob Agaetis

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Re: Pod filter oiling
« Reply #7 on: Apr 13, 2012, 16:51:32 »
That's some really good info Alpha, the dirt was actually a concern of mine and I was about to pull them off and wash and oil them.


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Re: Pod filter oiling
« Reply #8 on: Apr 13, 2012, 16:57:58 »
Alpha, I don't think all K&N's come oiled. It has been a while since I bought a new one though.......


My advice? When in doubt, pull the filter off, clean and oil it.

Offline AlphaDogCustoms

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Re: Pod filter oiling
« Reply #9 on: Apr 13, 2012, 17:06:09 »
I'm looking at his avatar, and it shows pod filters that are red. K&N filters are white, but the oil is red. <G>

It wouldn't surprise me if some come un-oiled, but any that I have bought in the last couple years were pre-oiled.
...every dump I take is original too, and it doesn't smell any better because of it's originality.

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