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BMC Air Filter Veloc - PDX The best you can get. "The main draws of aftermarket filters, are their reusability, and their better-than-stock air flow. Where they differ, and where it counts, is in how well they hold up to repeated cleanings, and how well they still manage to filter, while retaining those higher flow numbers. Some other brands (even the biggest brands around) just can't handle the repeated in-and-out process required for maintenance, as well as the repeated cleanings. I've seen big brands have their glue fail, elements puncture, and gaskets just stop sealing. I've also seen the "t-shirt test" results for those other filters, and it made me cringe to see how much debris made it past the filter that I'm relying on to protect my engine. OEM filters are fantastic at stopping dirt, dust, and even ash from getting into your cylinders. Some major brands of aftermarket "high-performance" filters get their improved airflow by *not* filtering these fine particles. With BMC, I have not had a single gasket fail to seal the box. I've never had the glue fail after repeated washings, because most BMC filters are not glued - they are moulded into a single piece. I've also seen the "t-shirt test" results that show BMC filtering equally-well to the OEM filters, while still offering much higher airflow than stock. BMC is in every bike I've got, and will remain so until I see a reason to change."
Looking to get more out of your bike?
Have you already installed a aftermarket motorcycle exhaust on your bike, only to find that the gain in power just made you want more? Well, the next steps are located here at Motosport. First off, why not replace your air filter with a high-flow unit? They're serviceable, which means you can clean and oil them yourself rather than throwing them away like the stock units, plus a whole lot more air can pass through them which, coupled with a nice free-flowing exhaust, can give you a noticeable improvement in power. Oh, and there's a healthy increase in sound, too. The industry leader in air filters is undeniably K&N, who makes filters for just about everything you can think of. BMC has upped their game with a BMC Race Air Filter, which they claim flows 25% more air than their regular filters, and they're available for a good selection of bikes. They're easy to install, easy to maintain and well worth the investment!
So you've done the filter, what now?
If you'd like to get that last bit of power possible out of your bike without resorting to taking the motor apart, it's time to take a look at the fuel injection and ignition controlled by your ECU, which is your bike's computer. In our 'Fuel Management ' section, we have a range of piggyback ECUs that plug in-line with your stock computer, the result being that you can now change your fuel map to eke that last bit of power out of your bike, dial it in for race gas, optimize it for the current weather conditions, and much more. With the Dynojet Power Commander 5 as well as the Bazzaz Z-FI system, that's only the beginning. An impressive array of add-ons let you upgrade your bike to include Traction Control, Quick Shifters and even an Auto-Tune system that automatically tunes your bike's fueling for optimum performance. Even if you don't pick up any extras, the ease of use that these systems have is legendary, even allowing you to try out different maps from the company that made your exhaust or even just your buddy down the street that has the same bike, by just uploading the map to the ECU via a USB cable. These systems are not for the faint of heart, not just to install but to actually tune it, so do a little research before you buy one. However, once you have it, you'll never need to change a chip again. Whenever you get an upgrade, even if you build an all-out race motor, you'll be able to dial it in perfectly.