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I have an Arlen Ness Big ****** air filter on my 07 FLSTC, I cleaned the air filter, do I have to oil the air filter and if so what should I use?

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  • Anonymous Mar 25, 2014

    Put Arlen Ness Big ****** slip on pipes. Had the bike re-mapped using Victory calibration card. Not running 100%. Should I have used yhe Ness Big Shot calibration?

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It is best to oil the filter on most of the after market air filters to catch the finer particles of dirt that might otherwise get through the filter. As to what to use, since I'm not familiar with that particular filter, it depends on what the filter is made of.

If the filter is made of foam rubber, you can purchase both the foam air filter cleaner and the foam air filter oil with which to keep the filter clean and ready for use. Most any place that sells off road motorcycle accessories should have this stuff. If your filter is a cloth type filter, like a K&N, filter, K&N sells both a cleaner and an oil. Personally, on these filters I use a cleaner like Dawn dishwashing liquid. Wash and dry the fillter well and then LIGHTLY spray the filter with the K&N oil. A little goes a long way.

Do not under any circumstances use automatic transmission fluid to oil your filters. It is a petroleum product and will damage the expensive filters.

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