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I was thinking of buying the replacement K&N fiter for the Griz, but I have read that the filter does not fit vary well and my best bet is to buy the Pro Flow setup with the alum bolt in plate.

Does anyone have any expericence with just the drop in filter? Does it work good or would I be better off buying the Pro Flow version with the clamp on K&N?
 

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I'm not familiar with the Pro-Flo setup, but I do have the regular K&N. It fits okay, but the problem is the little gasket they include with it... the gasket is of poor quality and it only takes one or two installs of the filter before the gasket tears.

K&N already sent me a new gasket (at no charge) but it tore the first time I used it. I'm now using glue to glue the thing back together after each cleaning, until I can find a better material to make the gasket out of.

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Try the proflow kit- I will have the kit installed in about one month.

If you go onto the ATV-Time forum, this is the only kit they recommend with the outterwear. I have not heard of anyone ripping any of the parts (i.e. small filter gasket they include).

Regards - Real Tree Griz 2002
 

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Realtreegriz..

Where did you purchase your kit from?
 

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I got the kit from Highlifter.com but could not find the same parts to give you the link that was currently on-line (you could call them though).

I did however, do an exhausting search and found the K&N Airfilter with Proflow adapter at http://www.chaparral-racing.com/. The partno. for the grizzly is W49 PD219 and lists for 114.99.

Make sure you can order an outerwear pre-filter and pick the color you want. If Chaparral does not have the pre-filter wrap there are many companies that sell the color and specific size outerwear you need for the K&N and Grizzly.

Also, ensure the K&N filter with aluminum Proflow adapter are included in the package from Chaparral as there were not any pictures listed as what was in the kit. I looked everything up in the "March 2004 Dirtwheels Magazine," as the google search was maddening.

All the best (I actually live in Thailand and will be here only one more month and will go back to the states for good). This is why I did not put on my K&N yet as I will have all the mods done in Spokane at Westside Racing.


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Wow is all I can say and thanks Realtreegriz. I will have to check that out at Chaaparral. Thanks again, I think that is the route I am going to go for the filter. I know I had the Proflow on my Banshee and really liked the ease pf changing it.
 

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Sorry on the picture as I wanted to load this on the avatar...

If you want you can delete it...

All the best - Real tree Griz 2002
 

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Hey realtree nice pic I like it.
 

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I like it too, but thought the grizzly website host would not as it is a fairly large file. I could not get my avatar picture looking decent, as the 30 K limitation does not allow for a very clear image. I guess I will have to keep trying though maybe with a side profile picture.

All the best and how far are you from Chicago Xtremegriz?? I lived in Naperville for over 8 years and had some really good times there in the early to late 1970s.

Real tree griz 2002
 

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Which picture did you want for your avatar? The one you posted in this thread?

If so, I'll take a shot at resizing it for you. If I can't get it to fit under 30k, I'll up the file size limit.

How's that? :)

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Thanks Rob G,

Yes, the photo above included as the big picture is the same picture as the avatar photo (this is the file I wanted included with my signature). There was no way to get any resolution in the picture. I think a 75k file size limit would be great.

Thanks and appreciate the great support - Realtree Griz 2002

P.S. what does it take to be a moderator on this website?? i.e. how am I able to delete a posting if I want to take something back I posted. Tnxs - RTG02
 

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That is really nice of you Rob to do that. Realtree I am about 2 1/2 hrs east of Chi. Out by the Byron IL area if you heard of it. It is the one with the nuclar plant.

Some good times..lol I think anyone from the area has had a few times in Chi town.
 

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I think I went there once when I was in 7th Grade. My friends dad I believe, was an Architect there.

Is the plant kind of North of Aurora, IL?

Regards - Realtree Griz 2002
 

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OK Realtree I should have thought of this the first time but if you lived in Chicago you know were Rockford IL is? I'm just outside of Rockford in the country, about 20 miles from Rockford IL.
 

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Now its my turn I want to try...lol Best pic I have so far.
 

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Nice ride....

I like the C-series rims you put on. I want the C-series black rims. Nothing too flashy on my machine.

Yep, I thought you lived in Rockford. RobG changed my avatar photo and it looks great!!!

All the best from Sunny, Hot (99 Deg F) Bangkok

35 days until we go home to the US...

Real tree griz 2002
 

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99 deg wish it was a little warmer here. 54 deg for a high and raining outside. We have hit 85 for a couple of days a week or so back but not again.

BTW the avatar looks good. I know I had a different pic I was going to use but just did not look that good when resized. The pic I used for my avatar ended up being a picture I took with my cell.

Nice bumper I am looking at the one from Yamaha with the lights in the middle. Need to buy the filter first though, a little more important at the moment instead of bumper. Oh well all in the fun of doing modifications..lol
 

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RE: front bumper: I Believe there is a Kimplex front bumper that somehow hooks to the lower part of the frame (not hooked at the stinky, front stock bumper).

BTW - A nice shot of the air filter (when you get it installed) would be great.

I was thinking of an idea in which you could make your own front bumper and side protectors come together and form one protective system (a 360 Deg bumper system) that I suggested on the ATV Time web site. Here it goes: Concept : I believe there is a land rover model that has side bars to prevent the Land Rover from sustaining damage if it rolls over on its side. If you could weld up some hefty stock pipe about the diameter of the Rhino Roll cage, you could use a front and rear kimplex bumpers to weld the large diameter stock to. This way if you side swipped a tree, you would be protected all the way around

(Where I got the idea from):We went riding in New Zealand last month and used a Honda 400 with galvanized side protectors. The protectors started at the front and went around the tires, connected to the footboard and finally reconnected at the rear rack. A nice system but galvanized metal and my griz will never happen.

Does the idea sound crazy??? I was thinking ultimately that some states will require roll cages and the side protectors have never been installed (that I have seen) on a Grizzly yet.

Just an idea and I will work on it and get back to all (if I get someone to weld it up for me).

All the best and less than 4 weeks left here...

Real tree griz 2002
 

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Realtree:

Not to bad of a idea on the bumper, I know I have been kicking around the idea in my head of making a bumper just like the stock because I do like the looks of it but out of a thicker wall tubing.

I have also been thinking the same idea but made out of alum. or even stainless.

Just by chance I am a welder and fabricator by trade and have acccess to all the materal and parts any time. So I guess sky is the limit as long as time permits..lol But time seems to be the bigest problem. Wish I lived closer to you, I would be more than happy to work on a idea with you and see what we could build.

Maybe sometime I will get to making something but for now I think I will just enjoy riding it.
 

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Xtreme Griz,

The next e-mail I send will have a picture of a Honda 400 at the ATV place in New Zealand. On their front cover brochure, they show a farm vehicle. Again, I would never put galvanzied metal on my machine, but this is the Kiwi's idea.

RE: living closer - I'll let you know how my idea comes out.

Also, I will be rolling through central Illinois somewhere around the 24th of June on my way to Virginia.

All the best - Real Tree Griz 2002

P.S. all I can do is design for one more month - After that, watch out ATV World... DEH
 
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