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I'll be doing the air box removal mod soon to the Thrux and wanted to see if anyone had opinions on the Uni filters. I have pleanty of experience with the K&N's and have no problems with them other than I don't want to pay $75 for the filters. From what I understand, the Uni filters also use an oil to help catch particles. There's a couple different styles available and it'd be about $35 for two. I'd like to set the bike up so the filters can be seen but all of the wires, brake resivoir, and such won't be, and I think some of the styles Uni's look a little better than the K&N.





So, if you have any experience w/ Uni's, opinions, pics, let me know. I'd of course want a filter that flowed the best but I can't imagine the Uni's and K&N's would be much different. One thing I like very much about the first Uni pictured is the top isn't covered by metal thus air could could go through the top.

If someone has pics of a bike w/ some kind of side covers on with the filters showing, or a set up with the side covers off but all the wires and such hidden, please post them.
 

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This is just my opinion and not a fact. so take it for what it's worth. But i don't believe there would be any difference in the K&N and the UNI because i believe they both will allow much more air flow than the twins would ever require unless maybe they were highly modded....big bore and all that stuff. Even then i doubt it tho. I have a UNI with the airbox drilled so i have double the intake area. I tried running it around the block one day with no filter and there was no difference. So i can't imagine that there is any restriction to speak of with our motors. If people use them on bikes that run 12k RPM redlines and develop double or triple our power, i gotta assume our twins can't even make use of the amount of air either filter is capable of flowing. Could be wrong, but thats what i believe is the likely case. I really like the foam UNI's tho and that would be my pick. I like the look more too, which when using pods is another consideration. Those black/chrome in the pic look great.
 

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Thanks for the reply Dazco. Your logic makes much sense and I'd have to agree with you.

Price is one of the biggest determining factors for me. Found the red ones pictured $25 for two.
 

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I did the air box cut up and have a pair of K&N pods installed. I originally bought a pair of the UNI pods like you show in the lower pic. They were half the price of the K&N's and probably provide the same air flow and cleaning ability as the K&N's. I went with the K&N's mainly because they just look like they are built better and would last longer. Both are reusable, meant to be cleaned and re oiled, so while they cost more initially, I thought they would hold up better in the long run. Appearance didn't matter since the side covers hide all of mine anyway.
 

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The only difference I know performance wise, is that the Unifilters still flow air when wet and the K&Ns' block up when they get soaked and outer wears are needed to stop this.
 

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I like my Unipods just fine. They were on the shelf and cheaper than K&N. They are aeasy to clean and look sharp. I've only had them for a short while and only cleaned and re oiled once.
I have a DIY cut up airbox, Sprint mufflers, and these pods with Bellacorse clamps. The original clamps don't tighten enough. Bellacorse clamps are tighter and a better fit.
 
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