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Old 05-04-2006, 07:53 PM   #1
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I need (2) air filters... Where is the best (read: cheapest) place to buy them, and which ones are best without major changes to my bikes?
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two air filters? The Kat normally only takes one stock.

Cheapest place to buy the OEM version is normally RonAyers or BikeBandit, although you may want to check your local dealer's price over the phone before you pay shipping...

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He must have pod filters.......yeah?
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He must have pod filters.......yeah?
Maybe she's got two bikes or is going in with a friend who has a kat...

If she does have pods, then the situation (and answers) change.

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Old 05-04-2006, 09:40 PM   #5
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As far as what works best without major changes , I guess that'd depend on what's on there NOW . I think SHE might be better off with a stock one if SHE'S got an airbox still ( I'm PRETTY sure she's a she ).
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As far as what works best without major changes , I guess that'd depend on what's on there NOW . I think SHE might be better off with a stock one if SHE'S got an airbox still ( I'm PRETTY sure she's a she ).
Well THANK YOU md86... At least somebody remembers me!!! I am a SHE d@mn it!!! OK... I feel better now... Anyway, I own more than one bike (what? a girl needs variety!! ) I have a '95 Kat AND a 2003 Marauder that I need air filters for... And oil filters, and I just ordered plugs from NGK so I'll have them if I ever figure out how to get my old ones out; I tried asking really nicely to see if they would come out on their own, but that didn't work, so I guess I'm stuck with going to the stealership to buy the proper tool for this...
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I have the UniFlo filter in my bike, It is reusebale and is suppose to give the same air flow as the OEM filter. I haven't had any problem from it yet.
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You just need a particular socket for the plugs , but they CAN be tough to find . Best bet , look for a cheapy deep-well . The cheapy ones are usually thinner , and that's what you want in this case .
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I bought a cheap metric set for my bike at Target. Its a brand called "built-rite". I think mine was an 18mm socket to get the plugs out. Not a craftsman set, but also not bad for $10.99. Thats a 12 pc. with 3/8 ratchet and extension. Neat, ehh?
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I bought a cheap metric set for my bike at Target. Its a brand called "built-rite". I think mine was an 18mm socket to get the plugs out. Not a craftsman set, but also not bad for $10.99. Thats a 12 pc. with 3/8 ratchet and extension. Neat, ehh?
Whatever works, works. Cool beans

The reason many of us use Craftsman is the gaurantee -- lifetime and exchangable at any sears. I've send craftsman tools back to Sears here in Florida from Europe when I was stationed there and received replacements... Screwdriver tip not sharp anymore? Drop it off and grab a new one for free, etc....
I just they wouldn't keep limiting what they cover with their lifetime warrantees (used to be DieHard batteries had a lifetime gaurantee for a vehicle, and craftsman power tools also had a lifetime warrantee -- now it's just their hand tools). SnapOn has the same type of quality & lifetime warrantee, but they're about 3 times as expensive (the price for the guy coming to you AND have a revolving charge account available for your tool purchases without a cap on the total spent). Kobalt (Home Depot or Lowes) also has the same basic gaurantee, but after Builder's Square went down, you can't be sure if HomeDepot or Lowe's will still be around in 20 years... Sears has been around for over 100 years...

The reality is that most north-American made tools of a particular type come out of only one of a handful of companies and are comparable in quality (whether Snap-On, Craftsman, Kobalt, etc), and it's the cheap Chinese-build crud that tends to break down after a bit of abuse...

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