|As for the
air-filter, there is
no need to shell out $50 to $100 for
a K&N or Unifilter "race" filter as you can make one out of your
probably very overdue for replacement] genuine filter. The genuine
filter is a crappy cardboard airfilter and would be an ideal filter for
a vehicle travelling along dusty roads however as I rarely take the
2-fiddy cross country I went to a rubber outlet [Clarke Rubber, etc...]
and asked for some "Automotive Polyeurethane" as that is what most race
filters are made from. I removed the cardboard fins from the filter
then cut some foam to fit. This material does need to be oiled though.
2-stroke oil is what they use to oil them, don't go buy "air-filter
oil" as it's just over priced 2-stroke oil. Make sure you remove any
excess oil. I cannot stress this enough. I did some research on the
correct oiling techniques from K&N and they said, "Saturate the
filter but dont wring it out. Dab the excess away with a rag."
DO NOT FOLLOW THAT ADVICE IF MAKING OUR OWN FILTER!!!