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Old 02-11-2018, 12:42 PM   #16
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I thought the K&N was made by HiFlo.
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Old 02-11-2018, 12:49 PM   #17
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K&N used to be made by HI-Flo, but not for some time now.
What I heard is K&N wanted to go with a lower priced supplier.
HI-Flo also makes many of the OEM oil filters.
Stock is safest bet, Hi-Flo a good choice as well.
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Old 02-11-2018, 01:31 PM   #18
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Where do those who are using the HiFlo filters with the nut (RC) buy them?
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Old 02-11-2018, 03:47 PM   #19
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I experienced this issue on my 2002 VFR. It oiled the rear tire while I was riding. I got lucky and was able to finish the ride without crashing.

I contacted K&N about the issue and they sent me a couple free replacement filters. This was a couple of years before this recall. I would say it is definitely a known issue. I am wondering what caused them to finally issue a recall.
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Old 02-11-2018, 03:57 PM   #20
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Where do those who are using the HiFlo filters with the nut (RC) buy them?
Bought mine off Amazon
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Old 02-11-2018, 04:12 PM   #21
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like Hi-flo when I can get them but often use auto filters.

http://motorcycleinfo.calsci.com/FilterXRef.html

I usually choose wix or bosch
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Old 02-11-2018, 06:35 PM   #22
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I ALWAYS use OEM oil filters on all cars and bikes.
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K&N is garbage, plain and simple.
Aaaand this.




Iíve changed a lot of oil filters in my career. Just about every K&N Iíve seen is usually leaking from the seal. And that nut? They mustíve really gotten shitty for them to actually recall it. Because Iíve seen those things break off every so often for decades now.
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Old 02-11-2018, 07:00 PM   #23
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Aaaand this.
No stick? I guess everyone can't "feel" the perfect torque, when it comes to 10lbs or less of pressure. Whoops, wrong thread.
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Old 02-11-2018, 07:57 PM   #24
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like Hi-flo when I can get them but often use auto filters.
http://motorcycleinfo.calsci.com/FilterXRef.html
Any idea where to get the Bales filter adapters that are mentioned ath calsci? http://www.balestech.com/filter.htm seems to be down...
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Old 02-11-2018, 11:19 PM   #25
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No stick? I guess everyone can't "feel" the perfect torque, when it comes to 10lbs or less of pressure. Whoops, wrong thread.
Nope. Everyone sure canít. Thatís why everyone doesnít win ASE Master Technician of the Year awards either.
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Old 02-12-2018, 05:33 AM   #26
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So, those that have never had a issue with K&N filters, myself included, the exception or is the ones that have had issues the exception?

What's is the actual failure rate? Out of how many sold, how many failed?

Shop where I worked used K&N filters....never saw the failures mentioned here in three years I was there.

If Yamaha issues a recall on a bike......are all yamaha now pieces of shit?
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Old 02-13-2018, 05:16 PM   #27
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Put a few hundred thousand mi on K&Ns between the dynas and the 10r. Never had an issue w/ the nut or leaks but this thread got my attention.
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Old 02-13-2018, 06:34 PM   #28
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I never had an issue with k&n on my fz09 but Iíve heard enough of these stories to never use one again. Oem filter is like $3 more. Thatís worth the peace of mind of not getting oil on my tire mid corner.
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Old 02-13-2018, 06:56 PM   #29
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If you go off stories on the Internet you'd never buy:

Any motorcycle, any accessory, any oil, filter, tires or anything else because they are all a POS.

The most common experience is "I heard...", " I know someone who..." or the super reliable "over on...".

Then, if you really dig you'll always find the one or few who actually had something happen and then posted it on every forum on the web to make it look like for every 10 of something bought, 30 failed.

If everyone who used K&N filter and had a good experience posted on the Internet you wouldn't be able to find a bad experience unless Google created to find a special search tool to find it.

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Old 02-13-2018, 08:53 PM   #30
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If you go off stories on the Internet you'd never buy:

Any motorcycle, any accessory, any oil, filter, tires or anything else because they are all a POS.

The most common experience is "I heard...", " I know someone who..." or the super reliable "over on...".

Then, if you really dig you'll always find the one or few who actually had something happen and then posted it on every forum on the web to make it look like for every 10 of something bought, 30 failed.

If everyone who used K&N filter and had a good experience posted on the Internet you wouldn't be able to find a bad experience unless Google created to find a special search tool to find it.
But any failure for something that could cause your death is unacceptable when so many other suppliers donít have the problems. (Or we would have heard about them on the internet.)
And on the track it could and has caused others to crash with injury and totaled bikes. I understand thatís why they are banned by racing organizations.

If you are riding on public streets with other riders or on the track - donít add known risk to their ride.
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