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Any video or instruction on how to install an air filter?

I have no idea how to but I would like to install it myself. Specifically a K&N filter. If it matters I have a 2011 Versys. Help?
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hmmmm

Last I heard , K&N did not make an air filter for the Versys. I just looked at their web site and none but oil filters are listed. I'd double check that you have a correct filter first before I'd try installing it. The shop manual posted here somewhere has how to do the stock filter change when you are sure of all the details.
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There are a couple after-market air filters. If you search here you will find threads on them. I believe the consensus is that the stocker just isn't that bad.

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The stock filter is not a replaceable paper filter that could benefit from a change to K&N. It is a cleanable oiled filter with a two layer foam/bristle fabric held in a plastic frame. There would be no advantage in spending money to buy another filter when all you have to do is clean and re-oil the stock item.

The instructions are in the workshop manual that is downloadable from several places, just google it.

When I did mine I found that they left out one important bit. That is the description of the filter so I could recognise it when I was looking at it. It is not what (or where) I expected it to be.

The filter is a flat panel that sits vertically under the tank. When you take the tank off (follow the manual, especially when undoing the fuel line clip as there is not much vision space), you then remove a short plastic hose from the top of the airbox (about a half inch diameter, five inches long, running fore/aft), and then a single screw. The filter sits across the bike and pulls straight up. It's about the dimensions of a thin paperback book.

Kawasaki says to use standard motor oil, so you don't have to get expensive filter oil. Standard oil is also much easier to handle when compared to those very sticky filter oils.

It's an easy task once you are familiar with the layout under the tank.

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As a side note, I don't trust the integrity of all the seams and slot on the airbox. I seal them all up w/duct tape. I also grease the foam perimeter on the element frame. Cheap and easy precautions.
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I noticed that Kaw recommends oiling the filter with motor oil.

I would think that most of the oil would be gone long before the next cleaning. I think I'll use the spray on Uni Filter oil on mine. It works great on my dirt bike.
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I noticed that Kaw recommends oiling the filter with motor oil.

I would think that most of the oil would be gone long before the next cleaning. I think I'll use the spray on Uni Filter oil on mine. It works great on my dirt bike.
Not sure, but I prefer somthing more tacky also.
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This spark plug changing write-up will help get you to the air box:

http://www.kawasakiversys.com/forums...ead.php?t=2571

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