Also, genuine isn't really genuine after all.
If you were to buy a part, let's say for my Daelim. That part actually comes from four other sources and not Daelim themselves. It just comes in a shiny Daelim bag.
Daelim do not make all their parts and you wouldn't expect them too. They just assemble using the parts they have.
Remember that debarkle when one fastening bolt company went on strike? One one that supplys FORD. FORD ran out of bolts, and almost had to stop production.
This doesn't usually happen, because manufacturers keep multiple sources now.
So, what's the problem in getting your part *from* the source? None, I say.
Also, K&N aren't going to reck their rep on offering crap, so those ones should be safe.
Personally, I want this http://www.framcatalog.com/Image.aspx?f=images/Fram/PH16_080409.jpg
But, I can't get a confirmed application for my scoot, and second, they are expensive, and by the time you import it, bang, you could have about many normal ones. But if you're super anal about filtering your oil, then you can't go past these.
Kymco Xciting 500Ri ( About to sell )