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Recommend me a DRZ air filter..

so many conflicting reports of what's good and what's not good.

I'm riding through central asia, so fairly dusty, and don't want to carry a maintainance kit.

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For the best protection, you can't beat an oiled foam filter such as Twinair.
You could lengthen the time between cleaning / changing by fitting a filter skin. This would catch a lot of dust before it clogs the filter and are pretty easy to whip off and shake out or rinse.
If you had a spare filter (I keep mine in an plastic tupperware-type container) and a few skins, you'd do loads of miles before you had to sit down with a bucket of paraffin and do the "washing up".
I'd rather put up with a bit of faffing around than risk a buggered engine.
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I have only used genuine foam filter, it is of good quality and you can clean/rinse it with gasoline several times and the foam is still as new. I have read that some aftermarket ones can't be cleaned with gasoline, foam melts somewhat. I also have 1 new TwinAir and it looks much cheaper than genuine (it IS a lot cheaper ). Oil filter and air filter are something that I prefer genuine parts.
Had no problem with genuine filter in Central Asia and did not carry spare (it is quite big and not foldable). I oiled it with motor oil after cleaning.


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Same here..

Just cheaper foam filters. Think mine were twinair. Not expensive.

Carry a clean one in a sandwich bag as a spare. Really easy to clean with hot soapy water or better , petrol..

Let it dry in the hot Asian sun then just soak it in clean engine oil. That's actually what the genuine DRZ workshop manual says to do.
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Don't get a K&N, whatever you do, for a long dusty ride. They don't do well after a lot of dust-sucking, unless you bring the special K&N cleaner. Like the other guys said, an oiled foam filter like Twin Air is your best bet. Good luck!
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