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Any info on modding an airbox to run pods ?
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Originally Posted by STANIMAL View Post
Any info on modding an airbox to run pods ?
An airbox carve with foam type pod filters:

Another with K&N type pods:

More threads including this excellent one by Ventura:

A debate on whether to carve or not to carve:

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Originally Posted by STANIMAL View Post
Any info on modding an airbox to run pods ?
You have Forchettos links and there is a wealth in the stickies. There is no real downside to doing your own airbox removal other than the box cant be reverted. Mind there are plenty around with boxs should you ever want to revert.
The advantages with moding are that you retain a good mudguard, box is part of it, save $ and can incorporate a tool/document box where filter used to be.

People carve in situ! I removed airbox and played a fair bit.

If you are retaining the airbox for storage, then everyting above baffle is removed. Baffle sealed and hole plugged.
I moved the fuses and the starter solenoid. The solenoid due to the way i wanted to make my toolbox and the fuses because i wanted to give more clearance to the unis.
Depending on the type of filters you fit these sort of alterations might not be necessary.

Once the box is out and open the cut lines are obvious. Hacksaw, files and emery will do the job,Mini grinder even better.
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Originally Posted by iomatic View Post
I just want a lllllllittle more confirmation no one's had water lock problems on exposed/water covered intake filters?

I've experienced problems with water ingestion due to wet filters, admittedly it was a worst case scenario. I've had foam pod filters on my bike for over 30,000K's now and generally water is not a problem, I've ridden in heavy rain and it doesn't bother them at all BUT, you do have to be careful when washing the bike.

I always remove the sidecovers and put plastic bags over the filters before washing the bike to prevent the filters getting wet. You must remember to remove them after washing though otherwise your bike will refuse to start (ask me how I know).

The scenario in which I experienced water ingestion was after riding the bike all day in pouring rain while I was on tour, the following day I washed the bike and rinsed it off by throwing buckets of water over it. That night temperatures were very low and there was a heavy dew which meant that the filters did not get a chance to dry out at all. Oblivious to all of this I jumped on the bike early the following morning and attempted to start it.

The bike cranked very slowly which I put down to the cold conditions however the bike was refusing to fire at all and after much cranking one of the other guys on the tour noticed that vapor was escaping between the head & cylinder while I was cranking the bike. I had blown the head gasket and I was 1,000 miles from home.

Under the circumstances I consider that I was lucky that all I did was blow the gasket as far worse could have happened had the bike fired at all.
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