Motorcycle Club » Star 1100 Classic & Custom

K&N Air Filter

12 posts from 7 voices
About This Topic
  1. TotW
    #

    Hello,

    I am replacing my stock air filter on my 2003 VStar 1100 with a K&N air filter. I noticed when I removed the air filter cover, inside of the cover was a "gob" of oil.
    Does anyone know if I have to oil anything on this K&N air filter. The instructions say nothing about oil?

    Any help is appreciated.
    Todd

  2. quicgmicg
    #

    Most K&N filters I've ever seen require you to use their special oil. Check on line by part number to be sure.

  3. Mondj
    #

    Some of the filters come pre oiled and some have to be oiled. Don't overdo as it doesn't take a lot. Don't understand why they didn't send you instructions. Who did you order it from?

  4. yajare
    #

    I don't have a Vstar, but I have had a K&N filter on my Roadstar for ~4 riding seasons now.
    I purchase a Recharging kit, comes with a filter cleaning agent & filter oil. Do not overfill/spray the oil filter, as the excess oil will get sucked in into the intake, potentially causing you some issues. As you are riding, the excess oil can get all over your pipes & clothes as well. A little oil goes a long way.
    In the summer I clean the filter about once a month. More often if I ride through high dusty areas.

  5. zhatovofzelf
    #

    Was the oil on air cleaner before the K&N? If you overfill your 1100, the oil will end up there. if thats it, just clean it up and the K&N should have come preoiled.

    Dan

  6. RetLekRiter
    #

    It's engine blow by. You will always get a little oil inside the cover.
    Buy the K&N filter cleaner-recharger kit. It comes with cleaner and yes it has a red spray type oil you coat the filter with before installation. It helps trap dirt particles. The kit comes with instructions for cleaning and oiling the filter. You can get one at just about any parts store or Wal-Mart.

  7. quicgmicg
    #

    It's engine blow by. You will always get a little oil inside the cover.Buy the K&N filter cleaner-recharger kit. It comes with cleaner and yes it has a red spray type oil you coat the filter with before installation. It helps trap dirt particles. The kit comes with instructions for cleaning and oiling the filter. You can get one at just about any parts store or Wal-Mart.
    Jon.... wassss up??? you had better be buying your stuff at NAPA or I'm coming up there....LOL

  8. RetLekRiter
    #

    Hey Mick! I actually buy a lot of stuff from my local NAPA.

  9. SukarBear
    #

    Was the oil on air cleaner before the K&N? If you overfill your 1100, the oil will end up there. if thats it, just clean it up and the K&N should have come preoiled. Dan
    True, if you overfill the crankcase a bit, you will have that, you are better off filling a wee bit under the full mark.

  10. TotW
    #

    Thanks for all the advice. I cleaned out the air filter cover and installed the K&N air filter (which i found out comes pre oiled) and that should do it.

    Now, with more air entering, do I need to re-jet the bike (for more gas to enter)?

    Thanks,
    Todd

  11. RetLekRiter
    #

    You will still want to buy the cleaner/recharger kit for cleaning and re-oiling the new filter after it gets dirty.

    If you are running stock pipes, there will be no need to rejet.

  12. quicgmicg
    #

    Hey Mick! I actually buy a lot of stuff from my local NAPA.

    Good comeback!!....LOL...good to see ya brother!

Reply

You must log in to post.