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What is the life-span on the OEM engine air filter? Are there currently any aftermarket Grom/125 engine air filters that would be "better" than the OEM filter?
 

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Depends on where you ride? The region would usually have an affect on the filter. On the Honda ruckus my brother changed the air filter every 2000miles.
 

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What is the life-span on the OEM engine air filter? Are there currently any aftermarket Grom/125 engine air filters that would be "better" than the OEM filter?
i'd say every 2000 miles or so.. maybe a little more depending on the quality. which filters were you thinking of using?

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I agree the region of riding and how much riding you do. I would suggest check the air filter every so often to make sure that the air box is clear of debris.

The best filter and best bang for your buck I think would be the K&N filter. Simple replacement, wash and reusable. has a good warranty too forgot the exact number of miles.
 

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Yes! K&N these are oiled filters right? Is that what makes them last long? How do these compare to the B&S filters?
 

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About the region i ride in, it will mainly be suburban area's, busy city, and if i run into them which are a few, construction sites which will definitely kill the life of my filter.

I don't think it would be fair to base the Grom air filter life off of the Ruckus, they seem totally different to me, 2000 miles also seems too little, i was guessing at least 5000 miles
 

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To my knowledge the K&N filters do use oil to repel water and protect the filter element from harmful contaminants. The oil is a layer that divides the element and the debris and dirt so it can be easily rinsed off.

Changing to an aftermarket filter for the Grom / MSX125 might lead to some better performance gains since the filter element has changed, the velocity flow of air to the intake chamber increases horsepower from the density of air.
 

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filter provide reliable and quiet airflow; the filter itself has a life of 16,000km
^ that is from a total motorcycling review of the Thailand Market MSX125.
For Americans that go by miles, 160000KM's works out to be just under 10000 miles.
 

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About the region i ride in, it will mainly be suburban area's, busy city, and if i run into them which are a few, construction sites which will definitely kill the life of my filter.

I don't think it would be fair to base the Grom air filter life off of the Ruckus, they seem totally different to me, 2000 miles also seems too little, i was guessing at least 5000 miles
It was just a rough guess referring back to the ruckus mileage. But there are quite a few variables to consider on individual bikes.
 

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^ that is from a total motorcycling review of the Thailand Market MSX125.
For Americans that go by miles, 160000KM's works out to be just under 10000 miles.
I guess they are just riding till the filter is completely covered up and up to its life span.

But to keep the bike flowing properly a reusable filter would be best since you could just rinse re oil and reuse.

You don't want your filter to look like this
 

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Wow that is dirty!

Having a filter like that would block the flow of air I am guessing so fuel economy is compromised too since it can get the proper amount of air.
 

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I guess they are just riding till the filter is completely covered up and up to its life span.

But to keep the bike flowing properly a reusable filter would be best since you could just rinse re oil and reuse.

You don't want your filter to look like this
that's right, 16000 km's just doesn't mean you can ride for 16k and not touch the filter once but giving it a cleaning and even a bit of filter oil to do a better job at catching the debris will go a long way.
 

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that's right, 16000 km's just doesn't mean you can ride for 16k and not touch the filter once but giving it a cleaning and even a bit of filter oil to do a better job at catching the debris will go a long way.
i remember my mechanic showing me my filter after 1300 miles.. it looked like this, i was horrified!

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It's not hard to check it often so that is what I'd do. Check it and replace it when it gets dirty. There is no specified time or mileage because there are variables involved.
 

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I guess they are just riding till the filter is completely covered up and up to its life span.

But to keep the bike flowing properly a reusable filter would be best since you could just rinse re oil and reuse.

You don't want your filter to look like this
when your filter is this dirty you'd be surprise how the bike would feel after words. All the power will come back. That is one filthy filter though. I think once a few members start to get there Groms they should show every one on here how easy it is to remove and check the filter.
 

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In this case I will be checking my filter VERY often I would hate for this to happen to mine. It would rob from the performance like one had mentioned on here.

Would you guys get a reuseable filter for your Grom or just stay with the OEM filter?
 

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In this case I will be checking my filter VERY often I would hate for this to happen to mine. It would rob from the performance like one had mentioned on here.

Would you guys get a reuseable filter for your Grom or just stay with the OEM filter?
i'd go with the oem filters.. i've found the performance on some of the reusable ones i've used to be sub-par.

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