Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Newcastle, Australia
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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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