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Anyone ever run EMGO filters?

I've had their mirrors in the past, with no complaints and im sort of a cheap bastard. So luckily i came across these EMGO filters at ronayers for under 15 bucks a pop - http://www.ronayers.com/ProductDetai...139/SKU/105236 any input?
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Ran them before...never had an issue.



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I've used their oil filters on other bikes without issues.




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Re: Anyone ever run EMGO filters?

Thanks for the replies fellas, I figured as much. But hell, two for the price of one oem, im all in...

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Really,great place to save a buck why would 5 dollars matter on a lubrication system that determines engine life
Besides compared to magical racing mirrors you can get fifteen sets of emgo's.
Btw the k&n 203 ? is $12.50 @ Ducati Mpls and has a 17 mm hex for proper torqe and also has a safeteywire hole !!!

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Re: Anyone ever run EMGO filters?

...cant...tell....if sarcasm....but hell if the k&m's are three bucks cheaper, by that logic im at least a small percentile better off with the emgos....

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How is it that you're paying $30 apiece for factory filters in Los Angeles? even full retail at the dealer, they only cost about $12-15...

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OEM filters have a properly spec'd bypass spring if required and higher quality components like stamped caps, silicone seals, fine filter media with ample pleating & length for flow & filtration to maintain the engine in a manner consistent with the designers requirements.

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Aftermarket filters are made with cheap components like this FRAM filter with glued cardboard endcaps on a course filter media that is not only shorter, but has less pleats as well. In my experiences I have seen more than one crappy aftermarket filter come apart and clog cam journals starving a top end for oil
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Re: Anyone ever run EMGO filters?

Idk, bout that.. I am talking air filters/cleaners here. Closest dealer asked for some 35 bucks, cheapest ive found locally is around 28.....

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My bad I assumed we were talking about oil filters.

I would definitely not be using any other brand of air filter in the RC51 either as we have proven years ago that K&N filters actually hurt performance versus the OEM air filters.

The airbox is basically a musical instrument tuned to a specific resonance to aid in reducing turbulence inside the box which helps to atomize fuel properly as it enters the cylinders. Screwing around with that on any production bike made in the last 20 years usually proves to be an exercise in futility at least where stock engines are concerned.
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