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post #1 of 11 Old 05-23-2020, 04:30 AM Thread Starter
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Hello from Wisconsin - '02 919 Owner

Just bought an '02 919 yesterday and kind of excited about getting back into riding after not owning a bike for a few years (decades). My youngest son is an avid rider and helped me check over this bike and rode it to my house after the purchase. I haven't rode it yet and won't until I go through some maintenance and minor repairs. I removed the seat and side panels to find some wires with mouse chewings. Then I opened up the air filter box and found the mouse home. Let the TLC begin.
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post #2 of 11 Old 05-23-2020, 06:13 AM
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Welcome! Sucks about of the mouse chewings, but a good sign that you could ride it. Hope not too much was damaged. It's a great bike.

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post #3 of 11 Old 05-23-2020, 06:23 AM
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Was his name Ralph? 😆 Welcome!

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post #4 of 11 Old 05-23-2020, 08:00 AM
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Hah! The mice sure make themselves comfy in that 02. Thank you for rescuing that poor bike, and good luck.

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post #5 of 11 Old 05-23-2020, 04:23 PM
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Welcome. I'm surprised that the bike even ran with that air filter like that. Good bike.
It will clean up fine.
I modified the air intake on my bike. No filthy rodent is going to live in my bikes air filter.
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post #6 of 11 Old 05-24-2020, 04:55 AM Thread Starter
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I modified the air intake on my bike. No filthy rodent is going to live in my bikes air filter.
Interesting. Is that a common mod? I also tend to replace air filters with the wet K&N variant.

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post #7 of 11 Old 05-24-2020, 05:17 AM
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No its not a common mod.
It does fuck all but look cool. Removes flapper valve and make some noise. And rodents don't live in it.
Do the flapper mod. Because the flapper valve is bad for performance.
Keep your OEM air filter cause the K&N filter is shit for performance.
Just saying.

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post #8 of 11 Old 05-24-2020, 11:40 AM Thread Starter
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The K&N filter really isn't for performance in my view. It's to save money in the long run. But if you're saying it'll decrease performance, then I'll have to look into that.

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post #9 of 11 Old 05-24-2020, 12:47 PM
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Keep your OEM air filter cause the K&N filter is shit for performance.
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Well, experience varies - I put a second-hand one in recently and noticed no change at all...Like you, I'm interested in being able to clean and re-use it.

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post #10 of 11 Old 05-24-2020, 02:51 PM
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I should expand on my K&N filter comment.
I noticed a negative impact at low revs, low speed. Especially at steady throttle. Like when your crawling through traffic.
The revs were hard to maintain at a steady and throttle felt very abrupt.
Once the revs and speed were increased I didn't notice much difference between the K&N and OEM.

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post #11 of 11 Old 05-25-2020, 08:38 PM
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MICE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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