$24.95 plus shipping, out of stock? I don't have the time or patience to mess with that crap.
After the last couple of off road excursions, the HD 200's air filter was dirty. Real dirty, I should have changed it sooner
Of course getting any parts for a SYM is never simple. Instead of wasting time online trying to find one, I made a quick trip down to the local auto parts store instead.
Fram ca8602 cost $12.99 and will make four filters for the HD 200. That's $3.25 apiece and about 2 minutes of cutting if you're slow. First you have to remove all of the OEM paper filter and the little plastic tabs. I smoothed everything out with a dremel and then some sandpaper. Added a few strips of gorilla tape to make sure the custom cut air filter fit very snugly in the now empty OEM air filter frame. The rubber edge keeps the custom filter securely in place, and the air box lid clamps down on the front part of the rubber edge tightly without impeding air flow.
After modifying the OEM filter frame, you don't even have to remove it to replace it again. Just pop off the air box lid and remove the custom filter and slide/wiggle another one in.
sorry this is slightly blurry
My filter frame is trimmed down on the top edge to allow more air flow from the snorkel opening to the actual filter. I've also replaced the OEM snorkel with a larger diameter one that pulls fresh air in, not from underneath the seat next to the plastic bucket. No doubt that will contribute to more dirt being pulled into the air filter, but at $3.25 each I'll just make sure to change it more often
It works very well with my stainless steel exhaust and a mild re-jet.