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Air Filter Questions? - machz54 - 03-31-2009

I thought I would check my air filter as the 86 aspy is new to me and I have never checked it.The filter appeared to be reasonably clean but my question is does the OEM filter have oil impregnated in the paper ? Mine does,the Honda dealer quoted me $45 for a replacement .Just thinking that the oil might be restricting my air flow some what and decreasing my fuel mileage Thanks Dave


Re: Air Filter Questions? - Keener - 03-31-2009

The stock Honda air filter is dry. As far as I understand, if there is oil involved, it's an aftermarket item. I used a K&N for a year or so and went back to the Honda unit after reading numerous posts advising how the K&N let in more gunk than the dry items. Non-Honda dry air filters can be bought online from several sources at considerably less than what Mother Honda wants.


Re: Air Filter Questions? - machz54 - 04-01-2009

Thanks Ian Will check out some suppliers Dave


Re: Air Filter Questions? - B.Bolding - 04-02-2009

I think the next time I buy anything for this bike I will try to find somewhere other than the dealer. I just bought an air filter, fuel filter,oil filter, and a quart of fork oil @ $79.71. Then they gave me the wrong fuel filter and went back to exchange, $5.31 more for the correct filter, total $85.02. I priced Mother Honda oil @ $5.+ per qt. I will stick to Castrol oil that has done a good job so far. I was going to get fuel line also but they wanted $4.00 per foot. Granted you don't need much, but it's just the idea at the auto parts store you can buy for .30 per ft. So hopefully I can find somewhere else to shop. Take Care Brian