Sprint Air Filter Vs K&n . My Video Tests





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Now you have done it lol I agree it takes a long time to properly clean and lube a oil type air filter what I do is I alternate between a OEM and oil type filter on my wing that way I have plenty of time to clean and dry and lube the filter some people have 2 oil type air filters a clean one ready to put in there was a member here who tried the sprint and for some reason he did not like it and went back to OEM thanks for the VID
 

Mythos

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Interesting test. Both seem to respod very similarly. You could try a garbage bag and see how many seconds each filter takes to fill the bag loosely.

I've always heard any race filter will only add a couple hp in the peak rpms so it's not really worth the risk of poor filtration for a street bike. I just stick to OEM and change regularly. I still have my BMC sitting in the box. Never tried it.
 

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Buying two filters of brand X for model XYZ is defeating the purpose of saving $ by not buying a new OEM filter every xXxX miles . Personally for me its not about peak h.p. , but saving money .
I live in a environment that makes for frequent filter changes or cleaning . Two OEM filters = one reusable aftermarket filter .
The trash bag idea I had , but would be harder to do due to timing it / video / air compressor kicking on.
The graphs show Sprint is not much better than cotton . Where it is better for me is ease of service.
 

VIPER

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Its been debated for a long time. Proven time and time again on dyno..stock filter actually beats em.
 

c10

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Its been debated for a long time. Proven time and time again on dyno..stock filter actually beats em.
Like I said above its not about H.P. for myself @ 38.95 per OEM Suzuki filter it takes no time to pay for a Sprint . If I was after Peak hp it would of been a 1441 or Turbo busa by now .

Now stated OEM beats them VIPER please provide some data , as On other models ZX 11 , 12 , 14 , ZRX 1100 / 1200 that is not the case .
the 1st three bikes listed have similar air box / filter arrangement . Of course back to bcak runs would be needed , but even then there is always a 1 hp difference + or - . I have pages of runs back to back on bikes that read 154 then next 155 then 153 while nothing was changed on the bike .
 
#7
Interesting video, thanks for taking time in posting. The visual difference between the Sprint and K & N is remarkable, as in how much light each lets through.

The debate around OEM air filter and any brand of aftermarket filter will continue of course. I've run K & N on my bikes for past 2 decades, mostly because I like to clean air filter at same time as each oil change.
 

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