Monster Big air Kit question

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    The filters on the Gen 2 Monster big air kit.... Are the filters dry or do they need to be oiled like a K&N?

    I bought my bike with the kit already on it but never gave the filters a second thought since I was only putting about 1000 miles a year on the bike. Now that its my ONLY bike :( I wondered if they need to be serviced/cleaned or what. I noticed mine appear white and dry but dont know what filters this mod comes with. Are they oiled and mine dried out over the years, or are they dry mesh filters and just need to be blown out occaisionally. AFAIK its no longer sold, and All the info on it was wrapped up on the old star vmax site which is were most if not all info here sends you. So.. ?

    Thanks in advance for any info you all can provide
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    The original MBA kit had 4 K&N filters I believe (I had one on my bike but it was a long time ago).
    There was a second build of kits done by someone else and that kit may have used different filters.
    The K&Ns are light red and definitely need to be oiled. If yours are white they may be a different brand and like you said a paper element that just needs to be blown out or replaced.
     
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    Here are two photos I found. The original kit came with the cylindrical shaped filters, one photo here shows cone-shaped filters I believe both images are K&N's.
    I would pull a filter off there may be a part number on it.
    vmax_011.jpg full.jpg
     
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    In this video in the beginning you can clearly see these are K&N's.... This is the original kit. if yours are K$N it's most likely right on the top of the filter.

     
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    mine is def the 2nd pic and the same cylinders as the video. didnt see any K&N on the tops though. I'll have to dig in and pull them out. Thanks for the help
     

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