Air Filter and Plugs / XC / 11,600 Miles
Cross Country with the Vic Stage 1, and have about 11,600 miles on the bike.
Replaced the Air filter and plugs yesterday.
Book calls for an air filter at 10,000 miles, so I was a little over. It looked like it had 50,000 miles on it!!! It had bugs and bits of all kinds of stuff stuck in it and was so black that I wasnít sure it was a cloth filter (versus paper) until it was clean. Is this normal? Is there a different clean interval (versus change) for the Stage 1 filter that no one told me about?
I used some Dawn and hot water in a pan to clean the filter, and after a few cycles of that it came good and clean. I put it in front of a box fan to dry. Once clean and dry I could see the green of the grass through it. The holes in the filter media look pretty big, and in several places the holes are as big as the diameter of a standard sewing needle. Is this normal? Doesnít seem right to me. I think Iím going to get the Loydz filter when available anyway. The holes on the OEM one are just too big for the engineer in me.
I used standard K&N oil on the filterÖ is this OK?
Book calls for 30,000 miles before the first plug change. They looked pretty black for 11,600í. There was no way I was sticking those things back in. $10.70 and now there is fresh electrodes in there. Again, is this normal?
2013 Cross Country Tour: Custom paint, stage 1 exhaust, Lloydz Hi-Flow air filter, cams (HOH-VM1-DR), timing gear (HOH-PTS), Power Commander V, Auto Tune module, Gustafson flip shield, OEM passenger backrest with Cycle Ops luggage rack, Vic HID, heel shifter, Rockford amp, Infinity speakers all around.
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