Your engine needs air to fire up just as much as you need air to breathe. Clogged, dirty or damaged air filters will prevent your machine from performing properly, or even firing up at all. Luckily, changing or cleaning an air filter is such a simple process that it can be done by any rider, regardless of mechanical skill.
Most street bikes come stock with a paper filter. These cannot be cleaned, only replaced, as any form of cleaning will just damage the filter. You can find these replacement filters in the OEM section of our website. Foam and fiber/cloth filters are easy to clean and maintain, and tend to have a much longer life than paper filters as long as they are properly cleaned and oiled. Just be sure to buy the proper cleaner and oil for the type of filter you have, as using chemicals on a filter they are not intended for can cause deterioration or damage.
At Rocky Mountain ATV/MC we carry everything you will need from the top brands such as K&N, No Toil, Uni, Klotz and more to make your filter cleaning experience easy and painless, along with a how-to video for cleaning and oiling a K&N filter. Give that machine some clean air so you can get back on the road and ride!