Sooo... since you won't be needing yer fipk element(s) any longer...
can I have one ?
I had 10 years on my original fipk element...
and then I found it had dry rotted some on the underside.
Likely due to leaving it in the same mounting position all the time.
With specific pleated material at the underside.
I learned... that's not a good idea...
and that anytime I might clean it now...
I change it so the lower side pleats would be turned up from the bottom
and give it a better chance of allowing any accumulated moisture
to dry out.
I now rotate it on occasion... even if no maintenance is required.
K&N sent me a new element free and no charge for shipping.
Sooo... I'm sure I'm good for at least another 10 years.
But it sure would be nice to have a spare
for the end of the weekend's trail dust and the ride home
What say you Chris ?
BTW... I think these fipk elements work purdy damn good...
If'n you know how to use them correctly...
and realize they filter better when left on the dirty side.
I think most folk over maintain them and over oil them...
and that's where they go wrong.
The drop in K&N's are another story...
as the pleat holes on those are larger... and there are less of them
Not the same beast as the fipk's element by any means.
Another drawback is that the filter pleat surface is too close in line
with the maf... and any over oiling there...
And the maf and intake tube are coated with the crap.
My fipk and it's element have always kept the maf and intake tube
just as clean (or cleaner) then when I used the stock air box and the oem fuzzy.
I checked that myself while testing real world conditions
swapping between the AB/DPM and the fipk.
To the nekid eye... the fuzzy allowed more talc into the intake...
then did my properly oiled fipk element.
So... fark the hater's and the sheeple with their paranoid science...
Change oil more frequently... and quit yer whining