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Air Filter

Postby Bikeriderz » Thu Jun 29, 2017 6:58 am

Howdy!
A buddy of mine just bought an '89 VTR250 for his girl, and I'm fixing it up for them.
I've been having all sorts of fun finding parts, but so far I've been successful.

But the Air filter is kicking my butt.
All I can seem to find is one on ebay out of Japan, for $50 plus $25 shipping.

Any chance any of you have a better source?

Yes, I searched this forum as well as I could before asking. The few posts that mentioned buying the Air Filter were made in 2013, and the links were of no help.

Thanks in advance, guys!
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Re: Air Filter

Postby John Hilmer » Thu Jun 29, 2017 10:25 am

None available locally.

Try Here, but at 48 euro it is expensive; https://www.cmsnl.com/honda-vtr250-inte ... ml#results

I recall someone tearing out the paper element and using a sheet of foam from another air filter.

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Re: Air Filter

Postby Bikeriderz » Thu Jun 29, 2017 1:29 pm

Maybe I'll give that a shot, thank you.
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Re: Air Filter

Postby ExTex77 » Thu Jun 29, 2017 3:36 pm

Here is the article about making a Honda car filter work:
http://vtr250.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=24&t=1785&p=8732&hilit=air+filter#p8732

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Re: Air Filter

Postby VTRamen » Thu Jun 29, 2017 7:08 pm

I can vouch for that Honda Civic filter conversion. It worked well for me and saved bundle$$!
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Re: Air Filter

Postby Bikeriderz » Fri Jun 30, 2017 7:46 am

Awesome! Thanks, guys!
My local NAPA had one in stock for $11, I'll have it delivered here in a few minutes and hack it up this weekend!

Thanks, guys!! I'll let you know how it goes....
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Re: Air Filter

Postby MarkinNam » Mon Aug 21, 2017 2:49 am

I went to the local Clarke rubber store where they have filter foam, cut out the paper from the frame, used that to give dimensions, + a few mm extra for tight fit then applied silicone to the plastic and inserted the foam. You can see the holes are fairly large so I use K&N filter oil and cleaner kit. Never buy another filter again.
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Re: Air Filter

Postby Barbie & Skipper » Mon Dec 31, 2018 7:28 pm

Years ago, I did a similar mod on Barbie, using the K&N 33-2050-1 air filter.

The K&N website has lots of info - sizes, applications, cross-references, etc. It's about $40 for this filter, and it fits perfectly after the appropriate cutting.
https://www.knfilters.com/air-filters/c ... air-filter

Even if you choose not to go with the K&N, the info is great for finding a filter that will work.
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Re: Air Filter

Postby Janovich » Thu Jan 31, 2019 2:51 am

That is cool man. Thanks for sharing
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Re: Air Filter

Postby spotthedogg » Tue Feb 05, 2019 9:35 am

MarkinNam wrote:I went to the local Clarke rubber store where they have filter foam, cut out the paper from the frame, used that to give dimensions, + a few mm extra for tight fit then applied silicone to the plastic and inserted the foam. You can see the holes are fairly large so I use K&N filter oil and cleaner kit. Never buy another filter again.
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K&N doesn't make foam filter oil, the make oil for gauze/fabric filters. Get some FOAM FILTER OIL
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