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Just wondering . . . has anybody dropped in a K&N air filter? Is it hard to get to the air filter? Any noticeable changes? Is it worth doing or does the OEM part give good service life?
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I have a K&N in mine with the airbox mod. The filter did make a noticeable improvement and then the airbox mod really opened it up "very noticeable improvement"!!!
 

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Same here !! Did the mod and the filter....Better air flow and picked up fuel mileage by about 20% Was easy to install...just lift the tank and support it pull 2 screws and the top comes off the airbox....the airbox mod is pretty simple if you are at all mechanically inclined
 

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most 2010's are using bcm's probably because the K&N's weren't available. i have a bcm and PCv no noticible hp gain but it did smooth out my glitch. lost about 6mpg. not going to fine tune it til i get my muzzy. still waiting.:(:(:(
 

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most 2010's are using bcm's probably because the K&N's weren't available. i have a bcm and PCv no noticible hp gain but it did smooth out my glitch. lost about 6mpg. not going to fine tune it til i get my muzzy. still waiting.:(:(:(
why did you go with muzzy. To me it dont go with the look of the bike:confused:
 

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going to get a k&n for my 2010Z anyone have a stock map plus K&N filter for TBR Juice Box Pro?
 

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they're supposed to send me a map for the bcm filter and stock pipe. i think they put the map for the muzzy in mine by mistake. when it comes i'll try to figure out how to send it to you.:confused::confused::confused:
 

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i try to use an air filter, and actually there's also some provider of an air filter. actually i just bought my new air filter from JC Whitney and found out that there are several air filter. so try to check out for another air filter. thanks! hope this would help1
 

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You'll get conflicting reports everywhere when it comes to filters and exhausts. The general consensus is that a K&N filter theoretically should improve airflow and therefore improve performance. How much an air filter can improve performance is another question all together. 1%? 3%? Nobody knows.

But the fact remains that the K&N is re-usable, so that's a plus, and it just sounds more impressive to say "I've got a K&N filter, PCIII blah blah blah".

I'd say that if it is possible to get even a 1% increase in hp for a drop in part that only costs $20-$30 it's a no brainer. that's 1-2 hp and an essentially immortal air filter for cheap compared to other mods.

And for the record, I've got a titanium muzzy 4 into 1 on my '03. Some places will tell you you can expect 10-15 hp from an exhaust, some will tell you that with the way bikes are designed now days, a full system is likely to get you no more than 2-3 hp if not make you lose some. I bought it because with the stock pipes on it, it sounded like a massive weed whacker. Now it sounds like a formula one car, and it's gloriously loud. :D It's maybe 12lbs for the entire system compared to my stock 30-40 lb system, and because I weigh 215lbs myself shaving weight is a premium for me.;)
 

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Thanks. Just wanted to see what everyone else is doing since I haven't had my 06 for long. It had 2 Brothers slip-ons and it sounds FINE. I know what you mean about saving weight! I weigh about 255. 6'5" so still getting used to riding position. Likely won't get a PC (I did put one in my Vulcan 1600) as this thing already has more than I need, and then some.
 

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Thanks Ramir. I appreciate the lead on Whitney. You're right, we ALWAYS want to run an air filter. Much cheaper than an engine rebuild.
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The PCIII did make a perceptible difference to me though. It's super easy to install on your '06, like 10 minutes. It smoothed out throttle response on mine and seemed to make it more powerful, but I installed it the same time I put the exhaust system on so who knows which part did what. Tuning the fuel to match your pipes is important, but the stock system will compensate by itself some so you might not need it.

Again, you may get more satisfaction by telling people about it and listing your mods than you will actually get by twisting the throttle and actually feeling the effect of the part.;)

I did notice a drop in fuel economy though.

Check out motorcyclesuperstore.com and denniskirk.com to find some decent deals. I always search for the part I'm looking for till I find it at at least three different places nd buy it from the cheapest authorized dealer. My $1,300 muzzy system cost me under $600 from muzzy's ebay store because it was a never installed "demo" model.
 

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tomohawk, glad you got yours, mine(2010) has been on backorder since september.:(:(:(
That sucks man. It's surprisingly hard to get parts for the Z compared to other bikes. I'm looking at re-valving and rebuilding the forks and replacing the shock and the selection is pretty thin. Penske, Ohlins and Race Tech seem to be the only options. And don't get me started on steering dampners, what a pain in the rear those are to find.

I wonder if the problem getting yours is because the bike was redesigned and it's not extremely popular. A company that has the option of designing a part for a bike that sold 1500 units or one that sold 15,000 units will probably put the less common bike on the back burner.

Oh well, that's the price we pay to have bikes that nobody else has. Good luck with your stuff, I might call them and ask for an ETA and possibly search for an alternative if I were in your shoes. Just got 6 inches of sticky snow here, so the bike will sit for the next 4-5 months at least now.:(:(:(
 
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