i do need new tires and an oil/filter change. besides the recommended stuff what else should be done at this time.
The bike runs lean from the factory to pass EPA requirements. Adding a more free flowing air filter by itself will make the bike run even more lean, which is not a good idea.i am getting a loyds highflo filter put on, will it need a reflash of any kind.
I've had a couple of the Vic Stage 1 filters and they are prone to getting holes in the felt that let dirt pass through. They are a poor clone of the K&N. They look good enough when you put them in, but failed sometime almost immediately after they were put in. You could hold them to the light and see holes that had appeared near the folds in the support screen where the felt had opened up and pulled back allowing dirt through. Cheep materials. I've never seen that t on a real K&N and I have owned several on road bikes as I live on a dirt road.I thought the Stage 1 air filter was able to be cleaned like a K&N or the Lloyds. Not sure about that however.
No doubt, but his issue is will the more free flowing Lloyds filter make his bike run even more lean and perhaps damage the engine.LLoydz is a much better filter. That is what I am using now.
Maybe so...only the OP can make the decision. I just wanted him to go into it with his eyes wide open and know the possible issues with going with the Lloyds without adjusting the fuel.Judging by what I went through I don't doubt that his mechanic is doing him a favor by putting in either the stock OEM filter, or the LLoydz.
Maybe, maybe not. Your safest/cheapest bet is to see if you can find a new-never used Stage 1 filter from someone here.so simply unplugging the o2 sensors could be good enough to not need a fuel controler.
Another option is that you can just throw a stock filter in it. You won't notice the difference, at least I didn't. The little extra fuel that a stage one download puts in will not make a noticeable amount of difference. This is the option I took with my wifes bike which has a PCV, partly debaffled mufflers in it. When her Vic stage 1 filter bit the dust I put a stock filter back in and I couldn't tell the difference over the vic performance filter. The factory throw away filter at least doesn't let dirt in the motor.well then does anybody out there have never used stage 1 filter for a cross country for a reasonable price.