Yes, you are correct about the holes in the material.number1nole said:I started a thread last year on that fine product
I replaced my 2nd se filter with a K&N Friday.The gasket on mine was much worse than yours but was 9 months old.There were also some holes starting to develop in the filter material itself just like before but not nearly as bad,about the size of a sharp pencil tip.We shall see how the K&N fairs.I've always used them on my mustangs and have no complaints with automotive applications.
Might want to recheck your figures. The $150 is for the entire S/E kit which includes the back plate and filter and whatever else is needed to install it. A replacement filter is in the neighborhood of $40.Dirty Jim said:What breaks my balls is they charge $150 for this POS, come on MOCO defenders voice your opinions on this, where are you.
Yea a plate and three studs, big deal 5 bucks, its still a A$$rape.aztriker said:Might want to recheck your figures. The $150 is for the entire S/E kit which includes the back plate and filter and whatever else is needed to install it. A replacement filter is in the neighborhood of $40.
I agree about them being a rip off. I was only clarifying that the filter was $40, not $150. My first one started going to pieces plus the center pulled out of the pot metal when tightening the bolt that holds the cover on, after about 5 or 6 months (don't remember the mileage but wasn't much). I puchased a second one as K&N hadn't released the HD-0800 yet as they were still tied into a licensing agreement with HD. As soon as I found out about them releasing it, I purchased the K&N and tossed the HD junk. Good filter.berserker said:Not sure if I want to get involved in this. But I do agree the kit seems pricey. Especially when you think how many they sell, its not some odd ball special made item. I bet around 25% of bikes got them.
I can see the filter being a wear item though.
There are several versions of the HD SE element still at the dealerships. As already mentioned, stay away from the one with the blue rubber ring and the paper filtering media. K&N sells a direct replacement for the cone style SE element I believe their part# is HD 0800, this is the time tested washable element.PitBull said:Help me out here, when I had the dealer do my stage 1 they did the new filter set-up and used a K&N filter, per the work order. Does HD sell two stage 1 filters? An HD and a K&N??? I figured I would change the airfilter for a new one every 5K miles as regular maintance?
BB06FLHX said:Ok let me get this straight.
The air filter with the blue rubber outer ring and white paper media is bad RIGHT?
What is the part number for the replacement K&N? I have always used K&N in my autos and trust them so I would like to use it in my bike (which is more important to me then my POS Chevy Cobalt).
Sold through various retail channels.........K&N sells a direct replacement for the cone style SE element I believe their part# is HD 0800, this is the time tested washable element.