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Post by adam728 » 03:27 pm Dec 06 2013

Nice write up!


Was your UNI filter just a single layer? From the pics it just looks like the outer coarse layer of the two-filter system. I've ran Uni filters on my YZ for about 6 years with no noticable dirt past it. Inner foam seemed the same the stock filtet and No-toil filters I also had.

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Post by Tedh98 » 03:32 pm Dec 06 2013

Thanks.

The UNI was a 2 piece.

If anyone wants it, they can have it for just shipping. Only 2 rides on it and 3 tests.

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Post by Tedh98 » 04:38 pm Dec 06 2013

adam728 wrote:I've ran Uni filters on my YZ for about 6 years with no noticable dirt past it. Inner foam seemed the same the stock filtet and No-toil filters I also had.

I read a lot of posts from people swearing by UNI and Twin Air. When I was seeing the dirt passing through, I questioned my oiling technique. But after watching several videos of pro's mechanics oiling filters and one done by UNI, I realized I definitely wasn't under-oiling my filters.

The light test was quite telling. If light was shining directly through, then that represents a straight shot for a piece of dust/dirt. Not very likely that a particle of dirt would go straight through, but when you have tens of thousands of fine dust particles swirling around in a bucket, I guess some will find that straight path.

Out of curiosity, does your YZ use that rubber grommet where the bolt passes through?

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Post by 6 Riders » 04:56 pm Dec 06 2013

Great job! :great:
I wold love to see you test the No-Toil filters, both the "quick filter" and the premium one.
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Post by adam728 » 06:44 pm Dec 06 2013

No rubber grommet on the yz, just a big cupped washer that compresses the foam to a shoulder on the plastic cage.

To be fair, twin airs are my preference. The slightly smaller size makes getting the filter in and out much easier, without scraping half the dirt into the box.

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Post by KDXGarage » 10:26 pm Dec 06 2013

WOW! Thank you for your excellent write up! :prayer:

It is quite interesting!
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Post by diymirage » 11:34 pm Dec 06 2013

im starting to fear you have too much time on your hands my friend...should have gone riding :lol:
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Post by Tedh98 » 05:57 am Dec 07 2013

diymirage wrote:im starting to fear you have too much time on your hands my friend...should have gone riding :lol:


Tell me about it!

But in this case I had to find out where the dirt was coming from before I did any more damage to the engine.

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Post by rbates9 » 10:11 pm Dec 12 2013

Nice work!

I would also like to see what the No-Toil filters did in the same test.

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Post by Tedh98 » 07:18 am Dec 13 2013

I will see if I can find a notoil at a good price to test out.

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Post by adam728 » 02:50 pm Dec 15 2013

PM me an address and I'll send you a no toil for a YZ250. It is a different shape buts looks like it will fit the kdx cage well enough to seal.

Funny. My sand fill kdx purchase has a uni filter. Stone dry, and inner layer is not installed all the way down on the cage.

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Post by adam728 » 04:24 pm Dec 15 2013

Whoops. Apparently I am not "authorised" to send or read private messages. Let's try again at amcgilto@gmail.com .

And yes, authorized is misspelled in the notification.

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Post by elusive » 07:42 pm Dec 15 2013

Thanks for the write-up, nice website too!

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Post by Tedh98 » 04:28 pm Dec 30 2013

Thanks to Adam728 for sending me the NoToil. I've added my results to the bottom of the page: Update - My air filter test

While on the topic of NoToil, for those that have used the original and the Evolution, does the Evolution do a better job of staying in the filter and not settling out over time?

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