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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 09-09-2010, 08:27 AM Thread Starter
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Pipercross are looking for help

Hi

Any guys in the UK with a 2009/10 Versys

We have developed a new filter but need to test fit in a bike..

Free filter and fuel paid for anyone that can come to Northampton and have a filter fitted..

Let me know

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Hello James,

There are many more Versys riders from UK on the UK forum:

http://www.versys.co.uk/index.php?op..._smf&Itemid=45

Maybe you'll have better luck there.


To be honest, I was ready to buy your previous filter but after reading a few not so happy reports I gave up. I don't remember what was the gripe but it may have been to thick or something like that.

What can you tell us about this new one?
Good to have you here.

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Thanks for your help...

regarding the MPX113 it was a little thick, but looking at it, it really had to be, our filter offered the best seal of all NON OE filters, and although a little bit more tricky to take our and re-install, it offered very good protection and still imporved air flow over stock...

The new one for the later models is th esame design, just different dimensions, this time we have the frame platic moulded, rather than rubber/pu, this gives the fram more strengh, also we do not use the mesh on the dirty side now, as the plastic frame and lattice frame installed offering less restriction... should be good to go as soon as we have test fitted...

Many thanks

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I've had the MPX113 for a while now on my 2007 Versys. I had seen pictures of ridiculous 'attempts' at installing it by pushing and forcing it in, thus wrecking the seal beyond recognition... I just greased the seal and carefully worked it in, pulling and pushing it in properly. I love its great sealing ability, as well as its superior fine dust protection with reduced restriction when used with proper air filter oil.
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Ivan

Thanks for your help...

regarding the MPX113 it was a little thick, but looking at it, it really had to be, our filter offered the best seal of all NON OE filters, ...
I really have to add this: the MPX113 is not a "little" thick, but VERY thick.
I thought it was hard enough to put it in my V's airbox, but I was
wrong; it was even harder when I tried to pull it out. And the framing
plastic material was very fragile, which cracked a little while I was
trying very hard to pull it out to service it. I am now on OE sponge again,
because I don't have the time to go through the super stiff filter-airbox
routine again. It's pretty dissapointing to get aftermarket stuff like this.

I hope you people at Pipercross will do a better job
designing the new one. Otherwise I just can't imagine why that piece of sponge is that much THICKER than the slot in the airbox.
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I stopped selling Piper Cross due to it being such a PIA to
install and remove. Making the cage out of plastic should be the ticket.
Also, take a look at DNA Filters.
They seal just fine, we have been running them in our race bikes for years
with no problems.

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Another thing, the Versys {all years} use the same filter as 1st gen {05-08}
ER-N/F
Hopefully you guys are planning on making a plastic cage filter for the 2nd gen
ER-N/F
I have both 1st and 2nd gen air boxes that I would be willing to ship to you for fitting.
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Thanks for the info...

the gen 2 filter for the ER6 is a plastic frame,simmialr to OE...

I have fitted the Gen1 filter in the Versys and agree with the fitting... its a pig!

We will be making changes to this unit in the future...

Many thanks for the help and comments..

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I've had the MPX113 for a while now on my 2007 Versys. I had seen pictures of ridiculous 'attempts' at installing it by pushing and forcing it in, thus wrecking the seal beyond recognition... I just greased the seal and carefully worked it in, pulling and pushing it in properly. I love its great sealing ability, as well as its superior fine dust protection with reduced restriction when used with proper air filter oil.
Hi Invader.

Is using K & N oil meant for car filter Ok for the V. I just did my filter service and used my car K & N filter oil.


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So will my MPX113 pig be recalled and replaced free of charge for the new improved design?

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Hi Invader.

Is using K & N oil meant for car filter Ok for the V. I just did my filter service and used my car K & N filter oil.


It's better than nothing, but pretty thin compared to Maxima's excellent tacky and water-proof synthetic Fab-1 air filter oil.

http://www.maximausa.com/shopping/in...products_id=31
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It's better than nothing, but pretty thin compared to Maxima's excellent tacky and water-proof synthetic Fab-1 air filter oil.

http://www.maximausa.com/shopping/in...products_id=31



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