Air Filter Mod? - Page 4 - Honda Pioneer Forum
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #31 of 34 Old 12-23-2013, 06:31 PM
Senior Member
rich450es's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: tooele ut
Posts: 684
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 12 Post(s)
nothing is wrong with them (filter dirt and dust great) but don't let the motor breath (making more HP) so people trade the stock ones for a free flowing air filter like a K&N or UNI to gain as much HP as they can
rich450es is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #32 of 34 Old 12-23-2013, 06:56 PM
Super Moderator
Dick's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: N.B. Canada
Posts: 1,602
Mentioned: 31 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 198 Post(s)
I did a lot of racing and could never really notice much difference in air filter brands. I could however notice a difference between a clean and a dirty filter. For $10 I am a firm believer in replacing the air filter element with normal maintenance, it is one of the most neglected maintenance items.

The placement of the motors in these things cause it to run in very dusty conditions, a lot of dust comes up between the seats. I am thinking on adding a snorkel just to get cleaner air to the motor.
Rancher Guy likes this.

Don't feed the bears no matter what they tell you!
Dick is offline  
post #33 of 34 Old 12-23-2013, 07:28 PM
Senior Member
Moose's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 1,395
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
Originally Posted by Duwop View Post
Humor a dumb newbie, what is wrong with OEM filters. Am I missing something?
There isn't anything" wrong" with stock air filtration. But there isn't really anything right with it either. It just does its job. Day in and day out. Think of a stock air cleaner like mixing a cake by hand. Now a K&N mixes that cake too, but instead with an electric mixer. You can get more air to the motor faster is all.

Does it add power. Yes. Will you notice the gain? Starting at mid 30's horsepower, I'd guess no. But it will still be there, and you might see a little better fuel economy from it.

The real benefit is found when you add a power commander and a exhaust system. Those with a new air cleaner are the most frequent engine performance mods of the shade tree mechanic.

Farmer likes this.


Why do people call you Moose? Cause calling me Elk sounded funny

The Convoy

2014 Honda 700-4 (Optimus)
2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk
2013 Polaris Outlaw 90 (Smokescreen) (kids)
2009 Suzuki King Quad 750 axi (Bulkhead)
2008 Kawasaki Ninja ZX14R
2008 Harley Davidson 1200 Nightster (hers)
2007 Dodge Charger Daytona R/T Sublime 781 of 1500
2006 Harley Davidson Night Train
Moose is offline  
post #34 of 34 Old 11-04-2016, 07:04 PM
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Montana
Posts: 88
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 8 Post(s)
Originally Posted by Moose View Post
My K & N and pre charger came in. I will be installing those this weekend.
Moose, what prefilter did you use, link or part number, please.
solrus is offline  

User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome