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  1. #171
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    K&N quality control has gone to shit.

    There's a well-documented recall on those filters. I happen to have a K&N on my bike, but it's not subject to the recall. It'll be the last K&N oil filter I ever buy.

    A number of track and race organizations have banned them due to failures that ruined people's whole day.

    Just go with OEM and a hose clamp and save yourself the hassle.
    Kwicherbichen. I'm old and I'm slow and I don't care. Get off my lawn, ya punk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sean724 View Post
    I thought TTD required securing the oil filter, no? Well, it's not a bad idea to do it anyways. Getting a K&N oil filter makes it easy as it has a bolt attached on top with a hole for safety wire, or you can use a hose clamp.
    Clamp isn't required anymore, but it is recommended for TTD.

    If not using a clamp it is recommended that you at least ride the bike a little bit to make sure it isn't going to fail after changing the oil.
    -Christian LRRS/CCS #856 ECK RacingGMD Computrack Boston | Pine Motorparts/PBE Specialists | Woodcraft | Street & Competition | OnTrack Media

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    Damn, had no idea about the K&N failures. I'm going to replace the one on my bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sean724 View Post
    Damn, had no idea about the K&N failures. I'm going to replace the one on my bike.
    https://www.knfilters.com/recallkn204

    Unrelated issue is that people think the nut is there for tightening the filter. It's not.

    It's a neat idea on paper but the execution is dreadful.
    Kwicherbichen. I'm old and I'm slow and I don't care. Get off my lawn, ya punk.

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    Well I just got back from 8 says and 2117 miles in the west so little burnt but will get back to it soon enough. Supposed to go to Canada end of the month
    USA doom sealed Dec. 2, 1970

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