K&N Air Filter TB-1005 - Triumph
Customer Product Reviews
Easy to fit as it is a direct replacement for the OEM filter. Made of a harder compound plastic than the original but it seals into place just the same. The filter has made a difference to the performance of the bike, revs seem to come on more smoothly and I seem to have more torque throughout the range. Induction sound has changed as well. MPG on the last 2 tanks of fuel have improved too. I have fitted K&N filters to my previous bikes and have always been pleased.
2nd time lucky - Poor moulding
Like one or two others, I received one that didn't fit, was quite a bit out - turns out to be a recurring issue on the Triumphrat forums. Returned for replacement from Sportsbikeshop and second one fitted better, though still not quite right. Had to keep in place then mantain even pressure on box cover to ensure it seated correctly. Its great when running, just not good mould tooling / tolerancing!
Pretty poor quality
Having had k&n filters before I figured this was the obvious choice. However the quality of the moulding is so poor that it is impossible to fit - it is about 5mm out so the screw does not line up and will not seal on the airbox. As the frame is rigid (other k&ns I have had have been ribber) it is not possible to persuade it to fit. Doing a quick google search this seem to be a common problem so returned and bought an alternative.
What a difference a K & N air filter makes
OK, so the old filter was a bit dirty, but installing this one (that fits perfectly) has totally transformed the bike. Breathing so much better and a great induction roar when you open the throttle. And the best bit is you can clean it to keep that performance going. Great product.
Perfect replacement & a good investment
A great investment that should last the life of the bike. K & N filters are a great product, well engineered and fit perfectly. I would recommend this product to everyone, the filter is only slightly more expensive than the Triumph OE part and will never need replacing - only cleaning.