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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old May 13th, 2007, 8:44 am Thread Starter
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Left side air filter install using BMW S parts

I chose to open the left side of airbox and use K1200S parts to complete it. Initial cost was reduced over the EVO kit, but will be made up later with air filter replacement costs.
I chose this route because I wanted to use OEM filters and wanted to just do it myself

Parts needed for my 2006 K1200R installation:

13717703583 Air Filter element (qty 1) $19.50
13717675519 inlet manifold left (qty 1) $92.00 (part number is for left side K1200S)
13717672549 latch striker (qty 2) $2.00 each.
(total $115.50)

Step 1, prepare the new S inlet manifold to fit the KR. I did not take a pre-cut photo, but this is close, just minus a blade width. I used the blue painters tape which is 3/4 inch to get a straight line and as a guide to cut on.



I put the tape along the bottom, and cut it with a saws-all, this was the final result.



Here was a simple fit check, and to see how the filter fit into the base.



Step 2 was to remove all the front bodywork.
Step 3 Disconnect your battery
Step 4 was to remove the right side air filter.
...Through the now open right side, I used a set of bilge fingers (not sure what they are really called, but they look like this)



I used that tool to place a lint free rag on top of all the velocity stacks to keep debris out.

Step 5 was to open the airbox.
... I was all set with a heat knife, but I found it did not work well for me. It melted the plastic, but was hard to control and was leaving an uneven (melted) edge. I wound up using the heat knift to just score the plastic and used a dremel tool to make the final cut through the plastic. Here is an image before I cleaned up the edges.



The lint free rag helped to keep things out of the velocity stacks, but there was still a little bit of debris in the airbox. It settled down to the front of the airbox. I tried using another lint free rag to get it out, and that was hard to do. The easiest was just using my fingers. Slide them around the front bottom of the airbox and the debris will stick to your fingers coming out easily.

Step 6 install the new unit along with the retaining clips



Step 7 re-install the bodywork
Step 8 connect the battery and preform a TPS calibration
(key on, throttle end stop to end stop 3 times, key off)
Step 9 go for a ride and enjoy.
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Nice job!

I like the stock filters as well. Just peace of mind.

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Thanks for a great write up and pictures, Coastie! What are your impressions of noise levels? Others have said that the EVO mod makes a wicked sound.

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What are your impressions of noise levels? Others have said that the EVO mod makes a wicked sound.
I doubt realistically the EVO makes a 'wicked' sound, and as others have said with EVO's there is not much difference in noise. I do think there is slightly more noise from the front end. It does appear to make my Remus pipe breath better. I'll need to put some more miles on it before I make a definitive judgment. I have not had much chance to ride since completing the install yesterday.

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How refreshing to hear a real answer. The "wicked" noise was probably the result of auto suggestion which of course makes the aftermarket world go round. I am interested to hear your long term impressions of this mod.

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I doubt realistically the EVO makes a 'wicked' sound, and as others have said with EVO's there is not much difference in noise. I do think there is slightly more noise from the front end. It does appear to make my Remus pipe breath better. I'll need to put some more miles on it before I make a definitive judgment. I have not had much chance to ride since completing the install yesterday.

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The Evo filters do make a "wicked" sound, but whether that's due to the actual filters used or the removal of the snorkels or the fact that there's now two filters is difficult to say. But the combination does make a difference... and the sound is WICKED!!

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I doubt realistically the EVO makes a 'wicked' sound, and as others have said with EVO's there is not much difference in noise. I do think there is slightly more noise from the front end. .
Dude, you have no idea what you are talking about. Have you been on an S with the EVO filters?
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Dude, you have no idea what you are talking about. Have you been on an S with the EVO filters?
please elaborate . . .
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I doubt realistically the EVO makes a 'wicked' sound, and as others have said with EVO's there is not much difference in noise. I do think there is slightly more noise from the front end. It does appear to make my Remus pipe breath better. I'll need to put some more miles on it before I make a definitive judgment. I have not had much chance to ride since completing the install yesterday.
I added the EVO filters and already had a Remus exhaust, granted the term "wicked" is subjective, but Joker is right, when I added the EVO's it does make a "wicked" sound at high RPM'S no doubt about it, not ear bleeding mind you just "wicked"...............
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