K&n Oil Filters

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  1. Malcolm Woods

    Malcolm Woods Well-Known Member

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    #1 Malcolm Woods, Mar 3, 2020
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    Hello all, looking on E bay today to buy a genuine triumph oil filter for my 2011 Bonneville, no problems there, how ever I did see K&N oil filters for only another couple of pounds more. Ive been lead to believe that K&N filters are far superior than other filters. What do you all think??? only asking because I only like the best for my bike.
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    Mallywoods.

    OK just read through the previous threads on this matter, it would appear that K&N filters do have there flaws. I will stick to the Triumph genuine filter.
     
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  2. MadMrB

    MadMrB Elite Member
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    I seem to remember not too long ago that people had issues and K&N had to recall some of their oil filters :confused:

    I have always used Triumph oil filters, but I do use a K&N air filter on my Bonneville.
     
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  3. Gary Morgan

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  4. Wire-Wheels

    Wire-Wheels Noble Member

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    Only thing K&N has that is superior is an excellent marketing scheme. Stick with the original or a good filter supplier as found in a motorcycle shop. ...J.D.
     
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  5. Gary Morgan

    Gary Morgan Member

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    Oddly enough I have used K&N for years, both oil and air filters on a number of different bikes. Never had an issue. That said, I went with the Triumph filter.
     
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  6. Dozers Dad

    Dozers Dad Bushmills Chief Quality Controller
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    Cheers Gary,

    So it's only the KN-204 then (Triumph/Honda fitment)
    I have a big stock of KN-138 (Suzuki fitment)
    I'll continue to use them after double checking with K&N.
     
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  7. Gary Morgan

    Gary Morgan Member

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    My question to their Tech was specifically about the KN-204 and compatibility with my '20 Street Triple. They only replied with the recall information. It felt like it was an automated reply because they didn't address any other questions and they currently sell a KN-204-1 on their website. The batch of filters under recall were produced in 2016 and have a specific code on them. Best to submit your question to K&N to be sure about your KN-138 filters. You can email them at [email protected]
     
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  8. Wire-Wheels

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    Did not mean to start a brand discussion. Buy what you want. ...J.D.
     
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