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Aftermarket air filter element

I'm doing some pre-planning for my 7600 mile service (2015 650 LT) and was looking for a good re-usable air filter (K&N, BMC, OMI, etc) and have not been able to find one specifically for the 650 Versys. Does anyone know of one or will a Ninja filter fit (found lots of those)?

It is my understanding that older model Versys already have the re-usable filter but that the 2015 + uses a paper filter that has to be replaced.
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These guys have one.......https://www.e-dnafilters.com/product...ter-P-K6N15-01 .... So i sure K&N BMC and others should also...

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That's too bad Kawi went back to a paper filter. I really like that my 2011 has a clean & reuse one.
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Cheap Option for cleanable air cleaner for the 15+ versys 650
Bike master sold through Tucker rocky
Part number 457142

place to purchase
your local dealer or parts house
BikeMaster Air Filter | 904-524 | J&P Cycles

https://www.2wheel.com/bikemaster-air-filter.html
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Cheap Option for cleanable air cleaner for the 15+ versys 650
Bike master sold through Tucker rocky
Part number 457142

place to purchase
your local dealer or parts house
BikeMaster Air Filter | 904-524 | J&P Cycles

https://www.2wheel.com/bikemaster-air-filter.html
That's not a bad price but their web site says a re-map may be required. Didn't see any mention of that with the DNA filter. It's pretty pricey though.
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Cheap Option for cleanable air cleaner for the 15+ versys 650
Bike master sold through Tucker rocky
Part number 457142

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your local dealer or parts house
BikeMaster Air Filter | 904-524 | J&P Cycles

https://www.2wheel.com/bikemaster-air-filter.html
Thanks for the link - just ordered the "bikemaster" filter from J&P.

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Thanks for the link - just ordered the "bikemaster" filter from J&P.
Let us know how the bike runs after, and if a remap is actually required. I don't know much about fuel injected bikes, I just remember the days of having to change jets for certain filters and exhausts.

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Let us know how the bike runs after, and if a remap is actually required. I don't know much about fuel injected bikes, I just remember the days of having to change jets for certain filters and exhausts.
I'm expecting that it won't be required, as the Gen 3s have 'closed-loop' FI, so it should 'self-trim'.

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I'm expecting that it won't be required, as the Gen 3s have 'closed-loop' FI, so it should 'self-trim'.
I forgot about that............it does have an o2 sensor and should compensate just like an automobile.
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Just checked fitment for my 2010, it does not fit. If you want a freer flowing K&N type filter, Bikemaster is your only choice for a 2015+ 650 model, for earlier models (2007-2014) BMC is your only choice.
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Hay Eddie let us know if it fits and how if it works OK when you get it installed. Thanks
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hay eddie let us know if it fits and how if it works ok when you get it installed. Thanks
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I just installed it and went on a 1600 mile ride over the memorial day weekend Did not notice any big differences. Will be pulling it out this week end to see how it looks. Power felt the same. Fuel Mileage did not change much have to crunch the numbers when I get the chance. May Have improved Hard to say as I was on the throttle all weekend . Only thing is you will need a shorter screw to hold down the filter. the stock filter uses a hard plastic frame and the bike master is rubber. I used a screw I had laying around with the same dimensions and thread pitch. Will be looking into a way of safety wiring this though as the factory air filter has a screw capture built into it and the Bike master does not. I Dont want a screw going down into the throttle bodies.
Fitment was spot on.
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Just checked fitment for my 2010, it does not fit. If you want a freer flowing K&N type filter, Bikemaster is your only choice for a 2015+ 650 model, for earlier models (2007-2014) BMC is your only choice.
These use all the same filter
ER-6n 2006, 2007, 2008

Ninja 650R 2006, 2007, 2008

Versys 650 2006–2013

For the 2010 Look at the filter for the er6f Ninja 650 06-08 uses the same filter as the early 08-10 versys factory part Number

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bikemaster 11029-0008
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https://www.amazon.com/Bikemaster-Fi.../dp/B005G5EAWS

https://www.ridersdiscount.com/bikem...r-06-08-151567

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https://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/...ersys-650-er6n
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Just checked fitment for my 2010, it does not fit. If you want a freer flowing K&N type filter, Bikemaster is your only choice for a 2015+ 650 model, for earlier models (2007-2014) BMC is your only choice.
These use all the same filter
ER-6n 2006, 2007, 2008

Ninja 650R 2006, 2007, 2008

Versys 650 2006–2013

For the 2010 Look at the filter for the er6f Ninja 650 06-08 uses the same filter as the early 08-10 versys factory part Number

Tucker rocky Part Number
bikemaster 11029-0008
links for the filter
https://www.amazon.com/Bikemaster-Fi.../dp/B005G5EAWS

https://www.ridersdiscount.com/bikem...r-06-08-151567

other options
https://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/...ersys-650-er6n
If you go to PartZilla or another site with parts diagrams online you will see the filter assembly is different in 2015+ models of the Versys 650 from earlier versions. They changed the airbox.

Kawasaki Part: 11010-0153 for cleanable foam filter for 2007-2014 Versys 650
Kawasaki Part: 11010-0841 for air filter for 2015+ Versys 650

As stated by previous poster all Kawasaki 650 twin model equipped bikes use the same filter for a given year, at least for most years. Best to confirm with an online parts diagram though.

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