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I had my bud Scotty Hanes do my 4,000 mile service for me. He used to wrench for pro supercross teams and now he just does his own thing. I take him my dirtbike, 4-wheeler, and now my Stryker. He’s always very fair and super thorough so I really can’t say enough about the guy. He spent 5 hours working on my bike. Anywho…he took care of everything on the 4k checklist plus some other stuff like lubing all the pivot points on the hand levers...just little things here and there that he’s picked up throughout the years that your dealer will not do for you. He also checked the valves *even though the manual doesn’t call for it until 16k* just to be safe and everything looked great. Just a heads up to all of you guys to be sure to check your air filter elements regularly. I was surprised to learn that my air filter was very dirty and will need replacement soon. This was surprising to hear because I don’t live in a dusty area and the manual says it doesn’t need to be replaced until 24k.
 

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Sounds like you have a good thing there skwerlee, I also hear ya on the filter. Changed to the Cobra PowerFlo at about 1,500 miles and my old filter looked a bit dirty to me. I usually clean my filter either at the end of the riding season or at the beginning of the next, Once a year. So now with the K&N I have to look up here shortly on how to service this filter since it is suppose to last a lifetime. Might need to start cleaning filters twice a year since more air to it mean more dirt to it also.
 

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clar2001 said:
You can buy a kit at your local auto store to service your filter about $12 you wash it spray with oil let dry and reinstall
The kit should last for several cleanings
this works for the OEM filter?
 

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Aren't K&N filters guaranteed for life? I had one on my last Silverado and was told I only needed to service it once every 50k miles.
 

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StrykenShane said:
Aren't K&N filters guaranteed for life? I had one on my last Silverado and was told I only needed to service it once every 50k miles.
I have 250K miles on the K&N filter on my 99 Suburban. I clean mine yearly but if you live in a dusty area you may need to clean it more often.
 
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