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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-04-2016, 10:18 AM Thread Starter
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UNI Oil work on a BMC Filter?

Hi All,

I'm going to be changing my filter on the Versys for my 24K mile service. I have some (a lot) of UNI spray oil left over from my old bike with a foam filter. I'm wondering if I can use it on the BMC filter. To my understanding it must be treated before installing? The UNI oil is an aerosol spray type with a tacky quality.

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Hi All,

I'm going to be changing my filter on the Versys for my 24K mile service. I have some (a lot) of UNI spray oil left over from my old bike with a foam filter. I'm wondering if I can use it on the BMC filter. To my understanding it must be treated before installing? The UNI oil is an aerosol spray type with a tacky quality.

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Are you talking a 2015 bike?? Air Filter on 2015 has changed to throw away style.

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Good question. Just to be sure, you ARE talking about air filter and not oil filter, right? Sounds silly I know, but I know the others will chime in as I am one of those that has the shop do all the work beyond my oil changes.

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I had a BMC Filter on my 09 Versys. They use the same material as the K&N Filter. The Uni Filter is a different material. Not sure i would chance it without knowing some one else has done it. Heres what i used....https://www.amazon.com/99-5000-Aeros...26n+air+filter

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@onewizard @cjcintucson I should have clarified -- 2009 Bike, Air Filter change.

@weljo2001 I see.. I wonder if they're the same quality. The UNI spray is a light spray oil, kinda has the consistency of 5w and also very tacky to catch dirt. Is the KN spray anything like that?
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K&N's is also pretty thin... The UNI foam filter oil is much better than nothing or just engine oil, but Maxima's synthetic FAB 1 is most excellent and made for fabric or foam air filter elements:

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FWIW - I ALWAYS used K&N air-filter oil on my '09 V's OEM air filter. Worked GREAT!

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