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air filter help !.

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Scotch, Apr 11, 2013.

  1. Scotch

    Scotch Fly fisher

    hi guys , new to the forum and need some help sourcing air filters .
    just got my first xs400 for £450 off ebay , she`s a sweet little thing but having problem with her idling on one cylinder only ( she has no air filters ) but responds well to throttle .
    the air box will not take the standard air filters for a sohc modle , so i`m looking for help to id my bike and source the correct one`s .
    VIN no :4G5013737
    ENG no: 4G5015154

    any help wecome thanks .

  2. Scotch

    Scotch Fly fisher

    hi tried that sight but i don`t have a 17 digit vin number ? help.
  3. xschris

    xschris XS400 Guru Top Contributor

    Your vin says it is a 1980-83 sohc model the pic is what your bike should take. Could you post a pic of your bike so we can see what you have.

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  4. Scotch

    Scotch Fly fisher

    thanks but that wont fit ! my air box has a side panel , to be remove for filter install , and wont take a filter that size .
    is it possible that it has the dohc air box ? sorry can`t up load pic as im @ work .
  5. Scotch

    Scotch Fly fisher

    hi found a photo of some air filters that might fit ,and here`s a photo of my air box , photo`s from ebay germany. can anyone supply info on these .

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    Last edited: Apr 11, 2013
  6. xschris

    xschris XS400 Guru Top Contributor

    It must be a european thing never seen that setup here in the states.
  7. Scorpio1963

    Scorpio1963 XS400 Guru Top Contributor

    Although it looks like a pain in the but to remove I kinda like the setup.It does away with airbox tubes
  8. Scotch

    Scotch Fly fisher

    Hi guy's , must be limited to the market over here and really quite rare , can't find any info or part numbers in any manual . Will just need to keep looking or convert to pods ..
  9. markjs

    markjs XS400 owner, bike lover

    Sounds to me like someone might have used one from Maxim or Seca on it. They take a rectangular paper filter thgat retains with a metal spring clip and then has three screws on the side to change it.
  10. Scotch

    Scotch Fly fisher

    Yeah, thought it might be from a seca / maxim but the filters they use are more square ! These are very slim , think they are for the german market only .
    The search goes on .
  11. Pork Chop

    Pork Chop XS400 Junkie

    You could always throw all that crap away and get an ru-2970 by K&N.
  12. Scotch

    Scotch Fly fisher

    Hi pork chop , looks like k&n's is the way forward as the correct one's are £70 from Germany . Will need to cut the air box to get it out .
  13. Jpvg

    Jpvg XS400 Member

    I know it's late. But I recently got my airfilters of my bike. And I have exactly the same as yours. My replacement that I ordered doesn't fit..
    so probably have to go for another solution as well..

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