Air filter avability in EU - Harley Davidson Street Forum - Street 500 and 750
User Tag List

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 12 Old 10-16-2019, 02:14 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
autko's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2017
Posts: 33
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 8 Post(s)
(Thread Starter)
Air filter avability in EU

Hi everyone,


as I need to do my 16kkm service I wanted to change my air filer and... it turned out that here in Poland it is as rare as a white crow.... Air filter is a basic thing that people change frequently so I though it should be widely available but it seems that the only source is the dealer...



Is it only here a problem with such a simple parts?
autko is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 12 Old 10-16-2019, 02:50 PM
Senior Member
 
Botty's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2018
Location: UK.
Posts: 243
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 30 Post(s)
Garage
Why would you want to change it so soon? They can usually be cleaned if dirty.


You will likely find that the dealer will be the only place you can get a 'stock' filter but there are quite a few available made by other companies.

Botty
Botty is online now  
post #3 of 12 Old 10-17-2019, 01:27 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2017
Posts: 76
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Hello autko,

I have the V&H filter. I just cleaned it and oiled it with the K&N squeeze oil. Thanks Botty! It will prolly outlast me.
I have the same trouble finding R&G racing products from the UK. Seems like we could just ring them up and have them send something out but its not the case. Big honka ocean gets in the way I guess.

Weshicatwelo!
Clavinavi is offline  
 
post #4 of 12 Old 10-17-2019, 05:59 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
autko's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2017
Posts: 33
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 8 Post(s)
(Thread Starter)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Botty View Post
Why would you want to change it so soon? They can usually be cleaned if dirty.

As I'm riding in all weather conditions the paper type filter is rather useless after a year of usage



Quote:
Originally Posted by Botty View Post
You will likely find that the dealer will be the only place you can get a 'stock' filter but there are quite a few available made by other companies.

I was looking for ANY third party filters bu the only ones that are available (apart from the HD dealers) are the K&Ns....


BTW- my dealer told me that I might change the filter for K&N without re-flashing the engine maps... Is it true?!
autko is offline  
post #5 of 12 Old 10-17-2019, 06:01 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
autko's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2017
Posts: 33
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 8 Post(s)
(Thread Starter)
Have you changed the engine maps for the V&H filter?
autko is offline  
post #6 of 12 Old 10-17-2019, 07:00 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2019
Posts: 56
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by autko View Post
Have you changed the engine maps for the V&H filter?
I recently installed S&S Stealth intake on my 2017 XG750A Street Rod with stock ECM. Bike also has Rinehart muffler and runs great during closed-loop and also runs great during big throttle inputs from idle to high-mid. WOT inputs are also fine from idle to mid but past that I am pretty sure the AFR is too high (lean). It just seems a little bit flat in that area.

For the way I ride it all works just fine but I will buy V&H Fuelpak FP3 if somebody will verify the maps available for XG750A Street Rod. Hopefully I will have some verification on that tomorrow...

Here are some very good reads on late-model HD ECM and changes to intake and/or exhaust:

https://www.aimag.com/1-reader-question

IED FAQ's
VortecCPI is online now  
post #7 of 12 Old 10-18-2019, 03:01 AM
Senior Member
 
Botty's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2018
Location: UK.
Posts: 243
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 30 Post(s)
Garage
I installed a screamin eagle high input filter on mine - at the same time I put a Firebrand GP exhaust on so I opted for an FP3 at the time. . I personally would not like to say if you could change the filter to one of those without a remap as I did one when I put eveything on but other people have told me that it would have run fine as the ecm sensors would compensate for the filter.


I guess if you start changing things then yes, you have to be prepared to either have your bike retuned by a dealer or do it yourself with a tuner - the cost of buying one though is quite high so if all you intend to do is change a filter I would check around and get one that doesn't need a re-tune - the manufacturers should be able to tell - just drop them an email.





Have to say that my bike really does run lovely though and is noticeably better than a stock set up.

Botty
Botty is online now  
post #8 of 12 Old 10-18-2019, 08:27 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2019
Posts: 56
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Botty View Post
I installed a screamin eagle high input filter on mine - at the same time I put a Firebrand GP exhaust on so I opted for an FP3 at the time. . I personally would not like to say if you could change the filter to one of those without a remap as I did one when I put eveything on but other people have told me that it would have run fine as the ecm sensors would compensate for the filter.

Have to say that my bike really does run lovely though and is noticeably better than a stock set up.
My S&S Stealth makes a LOT of intake noise under heavy throttle - How about yours?
VortecCPI is online now  
post #9 of 12 Old 10-18-2019, 10:53 AM
Senior Member
 
Botty's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2018
Location: UK.
Posts: 243
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 30 Post(s)
Garage
LOL, can't say I can hear it really as my exhaust makes a **** of a noise so I wear ear plugs to protect my hearing

Botty
Botty is online now  
post #10 of 12 Old 10-18-2019, 11:27 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2019
Posts: 56
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Botty View Post
LOL, can't say I can hear it really as my exhaust makes a **** of a noise so I wear ear plugs to protect my hearing
HA! That's funny! I have a Rinehart pipe on mine and it sounds good but not obnoxious. Intake makes all sorts of odd sounds - Squeaking/Squealing/Chuffing/Fluttering/Rattling/Sucking/Whistling and so on. The loudest and oddest intake I have every heard on a bike...
VortecCPI is online now  
Reply

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