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Author Topic: K & N filter?  (Read 1651 times)

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Tfrank59

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    • This is most of the herd, Some got out of the corral
Re: K & N filter?
« Reply #25 on: March 03, 2017, 18:14:15 PM »

 Yep she's running great and thanks for all your help.
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Tom

'06 Drifter 800, '98 Valkyrie

"HD: The most efficient way to convert gasoline into noise without the pesky effects of horsepower."

Tfrank59

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    • This is most of the herd, Some got out of the corral
Re: K & N filter?
« Reply #26 on: May 20, 2017, 13:03:30 PM »

Well I'm resurrecting an old thread here but I just want to mention that this bike of mine is really peppy now. I didn't think the K&N Filter would make much difference I didn't think tuning the exhaust would make much difference but boy am I surprised. I was actually thinking yesterday is it just me that I'm finally learning how to ride the thing after 10K? It really has a lot of get up and go throughout the whole speed range of the motor.   I couldn't be happier with performance.
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Tom

'06 Drifter 800, '98 Valkyrie

"HD: The most efficient way to convert gasoline into noise without the pesky effects of horsepower."

CDNRatMan

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Re: K & N filter?
« Reply #27 on: May 20, 2017, 21:29:10 PM »

  When I bought my Drifter, the local mechanic, who is highly regarded in the trade in this area, he told me that the Drifter is not a H-D engine or bike, the rpm has to be at 1000 rpms to run correctly, and he said also that the engine runs better at higher rpms than being lugged around. I really wish I had had my digital rpm gauge prior to my sprocket swap and then afterwards so I could see the difference, but I will have to see where the bike sounds the best this summer.....and take notes.....
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Tfrank59

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  • Posts: 348
  • I ride a : Drifter 800
  • Plus a: Goldwing
  • Keep the rubber side down. USMC '78 to '84
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    • This is most of the herd, Some got out of the corral
Re: K & N filter?
« Reply #28 on: May 20, 2017, 23:09:01 PM »

So which digital RPM gauge did you end up getting?  Was it the one that I posted the tto
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Tom

'06 Drifter 800, '98 Valkyrie

"HD: The most efficient way to convert gasoline into noise without the pesky effects of horsepower."

CDNRatMan

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Re: K & N filter?
« Reply #29 on: May 21, 2017, 14:17:25 PM »

 yes it was.....
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Tfrank59

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  • Posts: 348
  • I ride a : Drifter 800
  • Plus a: Goldwing
  • Keep the rubber side down. USMC '78 to '84
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    • This is most of the herd, Some got out of the corral
Re: K & N filter?
« Reply #30 on: May 21, 2017, 20:07:13 PM »

Well I'm glad that's working out for you. I know it makes a huge difference for me to be able to see a tachometer while I'm riding pretty much essential equipment in my opinion.
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Tom

'06 Drifter 800, '98 Valkyrie

"HD: The most efficient way to convert gasoline into noise without the pesky effects of horsepower."

CDNRatMan

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Re: K & N filter?
« Reply #31 on: May 21, 2017, 23:01:41 PM »

  It works great, but I listen to the engine to shift by, at times I like to see where I can take it.......
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CARPE DIEM DRIFTER

Re: K & N filter?
« Reply #32 on: May 27, 2017, 10:00:49 AM »

Tfrank59, Glad to hear that your bike is running stronger now. I have done the same upgrades to my 800 with the same results. There is one more bolt on upgrade that will enhance your bikes performance to the next level. It is a performance ignition module. The Dana 3000 series ignition # ZZ38146. I purchased mine in 2012 from J&P Cycles. I don't know if this item is still available. It was listed for the 800 Drifter only. No dyno info., but seat of the pants performance was very noticeable. Happy Drifting, CDD
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CARPE DIEM DRIFTER

Re: K & N filter?
« Reply #33 on: May 27, 2017, 10:18:33 AM »

Tfrank59, I just dug a little deeper into my files and found this. Dynatek Dyna 3000 # D3K2-1. I found this item just now on e-b_y for sale.
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Tfrank59

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  • Posts: 348
  • I ride a : Drifter 800
  • Plus a: Goldwing
  • Keep the rubber side down. USMC '78 to '84
  • View Gallery
    • This is most of the herd, Some got out of the corral
Re: K & N filter?
« Reply #34 on: May 27, 2017, 16:06:12 PM »

That would be a nice upgrade but it looks to be too rich for my budget unfortunately
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Tom

'06 Drifter 800, '98 Valkyrie

"HD: The most efficient way to convert gasoline into noise without the pesky effects of horsepower."
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