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Bold 2014 Yamaha Star XVS950 Bolt Gains Performance from K&N Reusable Air Filter

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There has been a shift in the motorcycle cruiser market over the last few years. Motorcycle manufacturers, like the Yamaha Star Motorcycles division, have taken notice of the growing number of younger motorcyclists seeking stylish, fun-to-ride, middle weight cruiser motorcycles. For 2014 the Star Motorcycle division of Yamaha Motor U.S.A has thrown a wrench in the works of their competitors with the 2014 Yamaha Star XVS950 Bolt and XVS950R Bolt R-Spec motorcycles.

K&N air filter number YA-9514 is engineered to increase airflow and fit inside the stock 2014 Yamaha Star XVS950 Bolt and XVS950R Bolt R-Spec air cleaner without modifications

K&N air filter number YA-9514 is engineered to increase airflow and fit inside the stock 2014 Yamaha Star XVS950 Bolt and XVS950R Bolt R-Spec air cleaner without modifications

The K&N YA-9514 reusable air filter for 2014 Yamaha Star XV950 Bolt and XV950R Bolt R-Spec models is designed to fit inside the stock air filter box, also referred to as an air cleaner. K&N air filter number, YA-9514, is intended as a direct air filter cross reference for the stock Yamaha disposable air filter. For YA-9514 to fit the 2014 Yamaha Bolt without modification; K&N engineers had to design precision molded nylon mounting plates. The molded top and bottom plates sandwich the famous K&N high-flow pleated cotton gauze filter media and form a solid mounting surface.

Flow Chart for K&N stock 2014 Yamaha Star XVS950 Bolt and XVS950R Bolt R-Spec air cleaner, without modifications, Air Filter YA-9514

Flow Chart for K&N stock 2014 Yamaha Star XVS950 Bolt and XVS950R Bolt R-Spec air cleaner, without modifications, Air Filter YA-9514

A K&N high-flow replacement air filter is different from stock in that K&N uses cotton gauze filter media woven to exacting specifications. Cotton, by nature, is more breathable than the paper or foam media used for most motorcycle air filters. Since an internal combustion engine is essentially an air pump, getting more air into your engine can increase performance, acceleration, and throttle response.

Some might be worried that an increase in airflow comes at the expense of filtration efficiency and engine protection. To put minds at ease K&N performs filtration efficiency testing following the internationally recognized ISO 5011 protocol to guarantee that our air filters will provide high airflow without sacrificing engine protection. K&N YA-9514 air filter was shown to have a 98.72% overall filtration efficiency when tested with ISO coarse test dust. Calling this test dust coarse is almost preposterous, as 22% of the dust is rated at 10 microns or less. To provide perspective, a human blood cell is typically between 6 and 8 microns across. Detailed filtration test results are available for viewing.

Perhaps more exciting than the increased performance that comes with a K&N high-flow replacement air filter is that they are also washable and reusable. The advantage of a washable air filter is that it will pay for itself over time. Part number YA-9514 can be washed and made like new using one of the K&N Recharger air filter service kits. K&N Recharger kit 99-5000, includes 12 fluid ounces of air filter cleaner and a 6.5 ounce aerosol bottle of air filter oil for quick and easy application. Recharger kit 99-5050, differs in that it includes an 8 ounce squeeze bottle of K&N filter oil for a more precise application.

Part number YA-9514 high performance air filter for 2014 Yamaha Star XVS950 Bolt and XVS950R Bolt R-Spec models is backed by the industry leading K&N Million Mile Limited Warranty. This means that 2014 Yamaha Bolt owners can enjoy a lifetime of increased performance, reusability, and long air filter service intervals when using part number YA-9514.

Washable air filter, number YA-9514, is designed provide a lifetime of increased performance without any need for modifications or tuning for the following Yamaha Star motorcycles:

2016 Yamaha XVS950 Bolt R-SPEC 942
2016 Yamaha XVS950 Bolt 942
2015 Yamaha XVS950 Bolt R-SPEC 942
2015 Yamaha XVS950 Bolt C-SPEC 942
2015 Yamaha XVS950 Bolt 942
2015 Yamaha XV950R 950
2015 Yamaha XV950 950
2014 Yamaha XVS950 Bolt R-SPEC 942
2014 Yamaha XVS950 Bolt 942
2014 Yamaha XV950R 950
2014 Yamaha XV950 950

For all K&N Yamaha Star XVS950 Bolt and XVS950R Bolt R-Spec air cleaners visit the Yamaha Star XVS950 Bolt Air Cleaners and Yamaha XVS950R Bolt R-Spec Air Cleaners pages on KNFilters.com.


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K&N Engineering in Riverside California is the world's leading manufacturer of washable performance air filters and air intake systems. K&N invented the reusable high flow cotton air filter in 1969 and has been perfecting the technology ever since. K&N is a world class filtration company selling air filters, oil filters, and intakes in over 30 countries. K&N sells over 5,000 products designed for cars, trucks, motorcycles, engines, and industrial applications. From their Million Mile Warranty to their Consumer Protection Pledge, K&N stands behind their products and their consumers 100%. The distinctive K&N logo represents performance from one of the original performance companies. For more information, visit knfilters.com.