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Many may have noticed this on the 11-15 style airbox ,the cage doesn't always fit easily inside the boot even with no airfilter ,so once you mount the airfilter ,it's easy to think it's snugly home ,but a corner can be lifted ,the bar will still go across and fit OK ,once you fitted your filter just push the filter in each corner and you can sometimes feel it pop deeper into the boot ,you soon get a feel for it and can easily tell If one corner isn't down

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I've honestly had the occurrence of a misfitted filter maybe two or three times out of hundreds of filter changes over the past several years on the outgoing generation of KTM's, all of which were corrected in seconds.  If you take your time and have done it once or twice, you should be able to set the filter correctly without issue.  

 

Routine Bike Maintenance 101: Always double check filter installation regardless of bike and save hassle by wearing disposable gloves.

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Many may have noticed this on the 11-15 style airbox ,the cage doesn't always fit easily inside the boot even with no airfilter ,so once you mount the airfilter ,it's easy to think it's snugly home ,but a corner can be lifted ,the bar will still go across and fit OK ,once you fitted your filter just push the filter in each corner and you can sometimes feel it pop deeper into the boot ,you soon get a feel for it and can easily tell If one corner isn't down

Just another reason why buying a used bike is so dicey. It's hard enough to get the average joe to understand the basics of how to clean the filter, how to oil it evenly. It's pretty easy for this to happen, especially if you're in a hurry during a race or a 15min enduro work period.

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Yeah the older eight through 10 models were worse for me, there is a way to install the filter that would convince you that is absolutely perfectly on the bike but if you reach up at 2 o'clock you will feel a huge gap....

Not good.

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A tip from a race team, install the air filter with the seat off. Allows you to push evenly on all sides of the filter. The method I use.

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