I can highly recommend a Skwoosh gel pad.
The pad fits perfectly, performs excellently regarding comfort and it is very well made:
Here is the link to the one I bought/use:
Looks like the reason rubber tubing/seal is being used is because the air filter is a custom piece
that is attached to a metal backing plate and on that metal backing plate there are no
ribs to allow it to "sit" securely in the grooves of the upper and lower halves of the air box.
Just a quick heads-up for anyone looking to replace or upgrade your current GPS.
The Garmin Zumo XT now has a widespread temporary sale price
of $399.99 from most of the top online sellers as well as Garmin's own website.
That is exactly what I thought and it was my bad that I did not test fit the rubber gaskets to see how they affected
the way the OEM air filter sits in the air box.
I just thought that by adding them it would prevent a flush fit and possibly allow crap to sneak past the air filter.
I did not take pics.
There was nothing in the flanges of the upper and the lowers.
The OEM air filter has a raised ridge on the top and bottom that fits into the upper and lower halves flanges
which allows it to sit fit flush in the air box.
Yesterday with some help from a friend I finally got around to replacing the air filter on my '13 S10. I bought the bike used in '18
with a smidge under 7K miles on the clock. It now has 16K+. I am pretty sure the P/O never replaced the air filter. I ordered the OEM air filter from my