Stage1 Air Filter Service

Discussion in 'Other Service and Maintenance' started by Bikergeek, Mar 8, 2011.

  1. Bikergeek

    Bikergeek Active Member

    I purchased a used 2008 150th Anniversary FLSTC with 4600 miles and it appears to have the Stage 1 upgrade kit. The filter looks to be a K&N type filter and I want to know;

    1. If it is a K&N filter
    2. Does it require the same cleaning and oiling like standard K&N filters.
    3. Where is the best place to get the K&N filter kit?

    Your help and any suggestions is greatly appreciated.
  2. Duane53

    Duane53 Active Member

    I have the screaming a/c and I use k&n cleaning kit from my local auto parts store.
  3. Bud White

    Bud White Well-Known Member Retired Moderators

    pic of it as there were 2 different styles in 08
  4. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Guest

    Advanced Auto Parts carries them, I have found Harley to be cheaper on the cleaner kits:s
  5. Bikergeek

    Bikergeek Active Member

    Since you asked for pics, I have included several. I spray painted the metal orange since it was showing some signs of rust and orange was the only color I had laying around.

    I cleaned it the best I can and then painted it. But if you look closely at the macro pic of the wording on the air filter, it obviously is not a K&N filter. This filter is a "dry type filter element. Do not oil".

    So, is this filter washable or just disposable?

    Anyway I washed it and now I have it air drying installed on the bike sitting in the garage. No oil was used. I will see if the filter survives the washing when I am ready to roll.

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  6. glider

    glider Veteran Member

    That looks to be the cleanable filter but it doesn't get any oil like the K&N as it suggests in the pic.

    Generally if they were oiled at some point, they will have a red/brownish color to them.