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post #16171 of 16178 (permalink) Old 08-13-2019, 06:49 PM
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Changed oil filter from original to K&N.
Removed the airbox baffle and snorkle.
Ordered a K&N air filter.
Those K&N oil filters are known to fail at the removal bolt. Search the forum for details and beware. OEM filter flows as much as K&N and keeps the fine grit out better. You'll find tests on here of that too if you dig. FWIW...

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put those motone big fin exhaust clamps on. they were a PIAA to get on, as i'm sure time has warped the headers a bit, but man do they look the part
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Those K&N oil filters are known to fail at the removal bolt. Search the forum for details and beware. OEM filter flows as much as K&N and keeps the fine grit out better. You'll find tests on here of that too if you dig. FWIW...
Dam it! will keep an eye on it. thanks Iambroving. I imagine that people may be tightening them too much. I didn't even use the bolt, hand tighten half a turn after the rubber touches for the win.

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I have been using K&N filters on my bike, hand tighten is what I do, had no problem with the last three filter changes but it is a bit of a worry.
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Dam it! will keep an eye on it. thanks Iambroving. I imagine that people may be tightening them too much. I didn't even use the bolt, hand tighten half a turn after the rubber touches for the win.
Many threads like this: The AMA has banned them from racing. Production was moved offshore for these 204's a few years ago. The BIG K&N on two of my cars is still made in the USA. Caveat Emptor. https://www.triumphrat.net/air-coole...post2003944756

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Many threads like this: The AMA has banned them from racing. Production was moved offshore for these 204's a few years ago. The BIG K&N on two of my cars is still made in the USA. Caveat Emptor. https://www.triumphrat.net/air-coole...post2003944756
This is very annoying coming from a company that you thought you could trust.

It looks like it may be specifically with the ones produced in 2016:
https://www.knfilters.com/recallkn204

Luckily mine is 7J which i assume if they use one letter per year is a 2018 production part.
Really don't want to have to change it.

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Dam it! will keep an eye on it. thanks Iambroving. I imagine that people may be tightening them too much. I didn't even use the bolt, hand tighten half a turn after the rubber touches for the win.

You're not supposed to use the nut to tighten the filter, its only there to take it off, the way you put it on is the correct way.


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This is very annoying coming from a company that you thought you could trust.

It looks like it may be specifically with the ones produced in 2016:
https://www.knfilters.com/recallkn204

Luckily mine is 7J which i assume if they use one letter per year is a 2018 production part.
Really don't want to have to change it.
there has been reports of filters other then the ones that you mentioned from 2016 that have failed, if you search on this site you'll find more then you care to read regarding them.
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I fitted a Wemoto cushdrive rubber.Only 40 and looks good quality but how tight?Bloody tight and a pain to fit.I will see how it lasts on the Isle Of Man next weekend.
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