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Old Oct 17th, 2007, 11:32 am   #1 (permalink)
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New Airfilters, Performance Increase?

Will putting new airfilters on my bike contribute to any kind of noticible performance difference?

I took these out a little while back and noticed that they were no longer the golden factor colour, but a tuff black colour instead...
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Old Oct 17th, 2007, 11:39 am   #2 (permalink)
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the xx9 motors have cleanable filters. Just use a K&N Cleaning kit and you're golden. I personally don't notice a difference with cleaned filters but i think it would depend on how dirty it is in the first place.
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Old Oct 17th, 2007, 3:13 pm   #3 (permalink)
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I would think it will make a big difference when you are revving the engine at high speed cos of the air not getting sucked in as RAM effect....but then again...you would have to be on the track ....
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Old Oct 17th, 2007, 3:29 pm   #4 (permalink)
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the xx9 motors have cleanable filters. Just use a K&N Cleaning kit and you're golden. I personally don't notice a difference with cleaned filters but i think it would depend on how dirty it is in the first place.
Really? You are referring to the stock air filter? Interesting. Do you also use the K&N oil as a final treatment?

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Old Oct 17th, 2007, 3:38 pm   #5 (permalink)
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clean your filters..
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Old Oct 17th, 2007, 4:43 pm   #6 (permalink)
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I did not know that one is able to clean the stock filter... is K&N air filter cleaner the thing to be using? is there not some kind of special oil that has to go on these airfilters before they are fitted back into the airbox?

Obvious one has to has to allow these filters to dry before re-installing them back into the motor.

it is about time Ducati made something that I can re-use on my bike!

Wooooot!

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Really? You are referring to the stock air filter? Interesting. Do you also use the K&N oil as a final treatment?

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Old Oct 17th, 2007, 6:47 pm   #8 (permalink)
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you re-oil it to the same directions that K&N uses. The filter stock is white b/c the oil is clear/yellowish. IT will be pink/red when you're done with it now

I just recently cleaned mine. Now i can tell people i put a k&N filter on my duc...haha
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