Air Filter

May 18, 2020 [5,138 miles]

What's this?

What’s this?

What’s this?

Something from Fed Ex. For the bike. The bike has been mostly neglected these days. I’ve only riden 6 miles since April 24. I need to do something about that. Anyway, I was stocking up on things I’ll need for the next service. That service is still 4K miles away, but better to be prepared. I’ll need oil (✔︎), oil filter, and an air filter.

What? The stock paper air filter is $54. So how much does a re-usable air filter cost?

From Italy

From Italy

From Italy
Re-usable air filter for the KTM 790

Re-usable air filter for the KTM 790

Re-usable air filter for the KTM 790
Pre Oiled

Pre Oiled

Pre Oiled

This one from Italy gets good reviews and costs less than $80 delivered. It’s over kill for my needs. I don’t plan on any desert racing and/or deep water crossings. But paying once is better than paying as long as I own the bike.

Removing the stock filter

Removing the stock filter

Removing the stock filter
There it is

There it is

There it is
Airbox is clean

Airbox is clean

Airbox is clean

The stock filter doesn’t need replacing yet, but as long as I have the new filter why not. I’ll save the stock filter as an emergency spare. I was happy to see/feel no dust in the air box. Not surprising given where I usually ride the bike.

Ready to install the new filter

Ready to install the new filter

Ready to install the new filter
Installed

Installed

Installed
A reminder

A reminder

A reminder

The new filter is a slightly tighter fit. Good. That should make for a better seal around the airbox. The tacky oil that was pre-applied to the filter will help, too.

More about this filter: https://www.guglatech.com/en/guglatech-revolutionary-ultra-4-air-filters-for-motorcycles/

Tomorrow I must take a ride. Because.

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