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Author Topic: K & n air filter  (Read 7318 times)

rangersfc65

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K & n air filter
« on: May 02, 2015, 08:16:33 AM »
I recently bought a honda xl varadero 125  2012 model. I was wondering if I could get a k & n air filter for it and would this make much of a difference.

Taught2BeCautious

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Re: K & n air filter
« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2015, 10:07:03 AM »
K&N don't do one specifically for the Vara, but I modified mine to take a K&N Filter for a VW Polo - Part No. 33-2092

It also makes a difference if you remove the restrictor bung from the airbox intake as well.

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Re: K & n air filter
« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2015, 12:21:03 PM »
ive always had a Kand N put in mine they seem to last  8)
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rangersfc65

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Re: K & n air filter
« Reply #3 on: May 02, 2015, 08:02:05 PM »
K&N don't do one specifically for the Vara, but I modified mine to take a K&N Filter for a VW Polo - Part No. 33-2092

It also makes a difference if you remove the restrictor bung from the airbox intake as well.


So is this modification easy to do? Also  what is the procedure? I dnt really know that much about bikes and will get someone I know to do it for me.

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Re: K & n air filter
« Reply #4 on: May 03, 2015, 12:53:22 PM »
K&N do an air filter for the Vara 1000, but not the 125.

Remove the seat and fuel tank, take the top off the air box and remove the restrictor bung (Part No. 8 below).



Remove the air filter plate (Part No. 2 above), and cut out the old filter element and enough of the surrounding plastic to take the K&N 33-2092, so it looks like this...



Make sure the new filter doesn't foul anything in the lower part of the air box before fixing the K&N in place with silicone sealant or Araldite.

Put it all back together, not forgetting the breather tube that fits under the front of the fuel tank.
« Last Edit: May 03, 2015, 12:57:48 PM by Taught2BeCautious »

rangersfc65

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Re: K & n air filter
« Reply #5 on: May 03, 2015, 04:16:42 PM »
Ok pal thanks for your help .I will hopefully get this done soo . Cheers.

Mihai

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Re: K & n air filter
« Reply #6 on: May 04, 2015, 11:32:46 AM »
Will change mine this weekend  ;D
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Re: K & n air filter
« Reply #7 on: May 11, 2015, 07:33:18 PM »
Just changed the air filter today and when I removed it I had a pleasant surprise. The air filter that was installed was the same as the one that I bought.
The filter that was installed looked ok and I could just wash it and use it but it seemed a shame to keep the new K&N filter under the stairs for a few thousand miles more, so I replaced it with the new one.

Removing the tank was a piece of cake, I'm glad I did not lost half a day doing that.
57 plate Baby Varadero
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Givi Tall Screen - Centre Stand - H&P Top Box
K&N Air Filter - SP Engineering Silencer

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Re: K & n air filter
« Reply #8 on: May 12, 2015, 12:57:56 PM »
You will never need to change the K&N, it will outlast the bike!

Hope you remembered to re-fit the breather tube under the front of the tank :)

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Re: K & n air filter
« Reply #9 on: May 12, 2015, 05:36:58 PM »
You will never need to change the K&N, it will outlast the bike!

Hope you remembered to re-fit the breather tube under the front of the tank :)
The breather tube was off when I took the tank off and it looked like it stayed like that a long time. I fitted the tube back when finished and I am not sure if it is the tube or the air filter but the bike seems more responsive and I think it makes a nicer noise when running.
57 plate Baby Varadero
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Givi Tall Screen - Centre Stand - H&P Top Box
K&N Air Filter - SP Engineering Silencer

alan4298

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Re: K & n air filter
« Reply #10 on: May 13, 2015, 01:46:08 PM »
don't bother - it won't make the slightest bit of difference, cost you money and you could end up pulling your hair out for no increase in performance. Buy a pint.
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Re: K & n air filter
« Reply #11 on: May 15, 2015, 07:55:23 AM »
Just removing the restrictor bung from the air intake makes a noticeable difference, so the increased surface area you get with the K&N filter should make a big improvement to acceleration and low-end torque.

To get the most from this, try fitting a 15 tooth front sprocket as well - this will lower the engine revs at higher speeds, and help you reach a higher top speed before the rev limiter kicks in to spoil the fun :)

The cost savings are down to never having to replace the air filter element again, and that adds up over time - so since fitting mine in 2009, I reckon I've saved ?120 just in parts.

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Re: K & n air filter
« Reply #12 on: September 09, 2019, 01:20:56 PM »
Amazon appears to have two options for 33-2092

https://www.amazon.co.uk/33-2092-Replacement-Air-Filter/dp/B000E5Q5Q4/ref=sr_1_4?keywords=33-2092&qid=1568031479&s=automotive&sr=1-4

And

https://www.amazon.co.uk/33-2092-Replacement-Filter-Increased-Performance/dp/B07CSTMC2H/ref=sr_1_5?keywords=33-2092&qid=1568031527&s=automotive&sr=1-5

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