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View Poll Results: Did your Victory stage 1 performance air filter fail prematurely
Yes mine failed and I took it out 2 20.00%
No, I still run it because it works well for my bike 8 80.00%
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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 08-28-2017, 11:01 PM Thread Starter
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Let's play consumer reports.
Wife and I both bought stage 1 downloads and Victory performance air filters when we first bought our X bikes. ( cross country, cross roads)
The filters failed shortly, less than a year.
I'm wondering how many others had the same experience. If you owned one please take a moment to pick which of the two choices sums up your experience with it.

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I don't know how to answer as I had a Vic HP air filter for a while, but replaced it with a Lloydz before there was any sign of a failure. You need to add a question relative to that scenario.

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And steel frame cruisers
Ditched my stock filter first for Ness Ram then upped the ante to Lloydz Torque Tubes.
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Can't vote cos neither option is relevant to me.

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I don't know how to answer as I had a Vic HP air filter for a while, but replaced it with a Lloydz before there was any sign of a failure. You need to add a question relative to that scenario.
Can't get back into the poll to edit it. I tried.

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Are the Victory stage 1 air filter made by K&N? On my KP I run a K&N and it's going strong as far as I know.
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Are the Victory stage 1 air filter made by K&N? On my KP I run a K&N and it's going strong as far as I know.
No, wish they were. They are a extremely poor copy. At least the two I bought. Someone completely blew it when they picked the gauze for the filter and the rubber for the gasket. The gauze on ours pulled away and perferated at any sharp bends. Both ours looked like swiss cheese when held to the light in 6000 miles. They were letting dirt to the size of the screen right through at all those holes. I was not impressed especially since I was running the bikes on dirt roads in WA and the dusty desert in AZ.

Rubber gaskets swelled and softened when you used K&N filter oil on them. They look good coming out of the box but were Chinese junk. Maybe I got the only bad batch? That's what I am trying to find out with the poll.

Everyone lets some junk get through sometimes. I'm curious how others faired with theirs.









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My Polaris K&N knock off is fine but I oiled it up with Air Filter oil before installing it.

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No, wish they were. They are a extremely poor copy. At least the two I bought. Someone completely blew it when they picked the gauze for the filter and the rubber for the gasket. The gauze on ours pulled away and perferated at any sharp bends. Both ours looked like swiss cheese when held to the light in 6000 miles. They were letting dirt to the size of the screen right through at all those holes. I was not impressed especially since I was running the bikes on dirt roads in WA and the dusty desert in AZ.

Rubber gaskets swelled and softened when you used K&N filter oil on them. They look good coming out of the box but were Chinese junk. Maybe I got the only bad batch? That's what I am trying to find out with the poll.

Everyone lets some junk get through sometimes. I'm curious how others faired with theirs.









My dream is that someday all Chinese auto industry workers will someday own cars.....


Then maybe they will understand what those parts they are making are for and throw the bad ones in the scrap barrel and only ship the good ones to us here.
They actually build to order and to a price.
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" " 495 cams
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" " Primary plate
" " IAV
RPW Slash pipes
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Progressive 465 rear shock
Kingpin USD Forks
18" XC front wheel
1 3/4" 'Burleigh Bars'
Stebel air horn
12.106 @110.90mph
114/123

Victory Cross Country 2010 (106)
Lloyds air filter
" " VM1 Cams
Home gutted exhaust
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I ran the OEM filter for about 8500 miles before I did the Stage I with with Vic performance air filter and TriOval exhaust. I don't have the literature at my finger tips, but based on memory the performance filter still required cleaning at regular intervals (5000 miles??) I didn't want to screw around with cleaning the filter on such short service intervals. After reading about "Joe's" history with Vic's performance filters I, after only 850 miles, opted to go with Lloydz air filter, along with a PCV fuel controller and dyno tune. Theory has it that Vic's performance filter will filter more effectively the dirtier it gets. Once I compared the performance filter to the OEM it left me scratching my head. And the performance filter requires more frequent service intervals. The Lloydz air filter combined with the dyno tune cost me two mpg, but the engine runs noticeably cooler. I noticed a seat of the pants difference in engine temp after only a few short miles after the dyno tune.

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on the right - OEM filter after 8500 miles.
on the left - Performance filter after 850 miles.
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maybe i am wrong but isnt the fliter on the left to open.

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