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post #1 of 20 Old 02-22-2017, 12:55 PM Thread Starter
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919 Air Filters

Going to replace my air filter this spring, I found this one on the interweb "HiFloFiltro Air Filter for Honda CB900F 919 02-07 HFA1916" what kind does everyone use. Not looking to spend over $50 on a K&N these go for around $20-$25 ONLINE

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OEM or K&N. Both are trusted and proven. Drop the cash on a K&N and never replace another air filter.


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Oh CRAP, I don't remember the last time I checked the air filter, guess I should do that

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Get a OEM. Tried a K&N filter and it make my low speed crappy. As soon as I put a OEM filter in bike immediately ran a lot smoother. I noticed the difference in low speed, low revs. I looked at the Hi flow because they are cheaper than OEM, but I wasn't too sure if they are built identical? In the end I paided a little more for a OEM filter that will last for years.

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When i changed mine there was rat s*** in it!!

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That is why you need this..."ACME Rat Excluder".
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You might consider BMC filters as well. They are not as well known as K&N, but from the few reviews on here they seem to do OK. For me though, I'll stick with OEM unless I do a pipe and PC3.

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Get a OEM. Tried a K&N filter and it make my low speed crappy. As soon as I put a OEM filter in bike immediately ran a lot smoother. I noticed the difference in low speed, low revs. I looked at the Hi flow because they are cheaper than OEM, but I wasn't too sure if they are built identical? In the end I paided a little more for a OEM filter that will last for years.
I had my buddy order hi flow $20 isn't bad I'll let all know how it works once the weather gets nicer and I put it in. It looks very similar to stock so I am expecting the same performance.

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Dano. When your Hi flow filter turns up would you mind posting a few pics of it? Thanks mate.

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You have any more of those?

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Dano. When your Hi flow filter turns up would you mind posting a few pics of it? Thanks mate.
I will take some pics for you tonight. My buddy that I got it from says he sells tons of Hi Flows with no bad feedback. FYI he sells mainly on ebay about $30k volume per month US.

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Get a OEM. Tried a K&N filter and it make my low speed crappy. As soon as I put a OEM filter in bike immediately ran a lot smoother. I noticed the difference in low speed, low revs. I looked at the Hi flow because they are cheaper than OEM, but I wasn't too sure if they are built identical? In the end I paided a little more for a OEM filter that will last for years.
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This guy just gave all of you the golden information and yet you completely ignore him and just proceed on... He is also not the first to determine that the aftermarket filters are a source of low-speed and steady state fueling issues on the 919 (among other bikes as well). I have even mentioned it in my older articles on air filter tuning http://www.rc51.org/airfilt.htm

Some people claim this is not a problem on their bike and they have never felt any problems at all and I will not refute that possibility in that they have experienced no ill effects whatsoever, but I have personally rode more than one 919 with Aftermarket Air Filters that had fueling problems and the real truth was the owners were completely oblivious to the problem. They either were not astute enough to recognize the problem or maybe bought the bike that way and just didn't know any better, but there was definitely an issue that they were putting up with needlessly.

Additionally I have on many other bikes witnessed Aftermarket Air Filters cause dips in the performance in all or part of the rev range and because the problem did not manifest itself as a hesitation or stumble etc the owner was again oblivious to the fact they had actually lost performance.

In the end I really don't care what air filter you use or if you gain or lose horsepower etc. Not my bike so it makes no difference to me, but I do want people to be aware that there is more to these products than is traditionally mentioned in a forum setting.

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This guy just gave all of you the golden information and yet you completely ignore him and just proceed on... He is also not the first to determine that the aftermarket filters are a source of low-speed and steady state fueling issues on the 919 (among other bikes as well). I have even mentioned it in my older articles on air filter tuning ROGUE Aftermarket High Flow Airfilter questions page

Some people claim this is not a problem on their bike and they have never felt any problems at all and I will not refute that possibility in that they have experienced no ill effects whatsoever, but I have personally rode more than one 919 with Aftermarket Air Filters that had fueling problems and the real truth was the owners were completely oblivious to the problem. They either were not astute enough to recognize the problem or maybe bought the bike that way and just didn't know any better, but there was definitely an issue that they were putting up with needlessly.

Additionally I have on many other bikes witnessed Aftermarket Air Filters cause dips in the performance in all or part of the rev range and because the problem did not manifest itself as a hesitation or stumble etc the owner was again oblivious to the fact they had actually lost performance.

In the end I really don't care what air filter you use or if you gain or lose horsepower etc. Not my bike so it makes no difference to me, but I do want people to be aware that there is more to these products than is traditionally mentioned in a forum setting.
I will see if there is a difference once I install it and ride it. I have had K&N Filters in other bikes of mine, UNI Filters also and they worked good. The Hi Flow construction looks good, for $20 I will give it a try and if it is crap I will let everyone know.

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I will see if there is a difference once I install it and ride it. I have had K&N Filters in other bikes of mine, UNI Filters also and they worked good. The Hi Flow construction looks good, for $20 I will give it a try and if it is crap I will let everyone know.
Sure go ahead. Meanwhile I'll just trust an accurately measured a/f ratio via dyno over your butt dyno (or any one else's). It's been proven time and again. Oem is best for this particular application.
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I just resurrected a thread that deals with BMC vs OEM air filters in a 919 based on dyno runs.

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I just resurrected a thread that deals with BMC vs OEM air filters in a 919 based on dyno runs.

Where is that thread??

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