It is the lighting, it is actually white. When in the daylight, there isn't any hint of grayness.
I chatted with K&N, and they offered to replace the filter. Once I gave them the part number they told me that Arlen Ness has to request it, so I have passed that on to them.
They also suggested using a different recharging kit instead of the K&N kit. They said to use AIRAID 790-551 as the filter material is different and the K&N oil may not be sticking as well to the material.
BTW, here's what my "dirty" filter looked like today, it has 3,486 miles on it. Next time i'll wait until 5,000 to even look at it.
I'd be interested in what you guys are doing, how many miles do you typically put a recharged filter in??? I know it varies based on a lot of stuff, but what's your average interval miles changing it???
I researched for about hour on the forum and internet and came up with a range of 3,000 mi - up to 100,000 miles lol. Harley site couple guys range was 3,000 mi to 10,000 miles.