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post #31 of 52 (permalink) Old 12-08-2012, 01:39 PM
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Originally Posted by grzegorz View Post
how wide you going to spread you legs with such a thing on your bike????????????
Wide enough if it looks cool and offers substantial power gain!
But as the consensus appears to be that neither is true, I won't bother.

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post #32 of 52 (permalink) Old 12-08-2012, 02:11 PM
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Bloody hell, for that price it should at least come with an airbox removal kit! 650 bucks for a couple u-bends and a couple filters?

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OK, so I'll be the oddball here: I like the look, it'd be cool on a bobber project, or even a cafe'd bike. Don't know about the performance aspects, but I doubt it would hurt (except in the rain of course). Pricey, but we've all blown a few sheckels on prettybits.

And most cars made since the mid 1980s have the main air inlets piped in through the grille, producing this same pseudo-ramair effect. Who am I to argue with GM, Nissan, etc.?
Not the same as auto applications. It also has the end of the filter covered so you won't get a ram air effect and very possible you will have the reverse. Depending on it's position in the air stream you can get a negative pressure (as air rushes past at speed)in the inlet and that's not a plus.
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Yep, entirely possible. You could try Uni pods without the end caps....

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Why buy a bonny to do that to it? Surely you buy it for its retro look so Dunstalls, yes, get rid of those awful mirrors and put some less obvious bar ends on (god says we have to have mirrors). This defies the retro look - go buy something else
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After looking at this plumber's nightmare the only thing I can say is what a crock of S***. This might be cool for a trailer queen or show bike but not a rider. After all the years of riders trying to increase air flow, why didn't this show up and become the norm? A better solution may be a box with separate K&Ns and the side panels with forward pointing scoops ala drag racing hood scoops. The box would concentrate the air (like the airboxes onder the scoops on racers with an small air dump to avoid a sail pocket affect of too much air forced in around the filters (had to help my fellow drag racers with this when their fiberglass and thin sheet metal hoods would get humpbacked at the speed traps. Anyone up to this idea?

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Anyone up to this idea?
There's the PJ Glassfibre vented side panel:


That's the left side for normal air intake. He also makes a right hand one for those that have pod filters or have opened their airbox on both sides or just want one for symmetry:

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I like it just because it was out of the box thinking. I would like to see some dyno runs and real world testing. It would look cool with the right style of bike, i agree the price is a little absurd but again, R&D cost, etc. Give it a few weeks until the Chinese are knocking it off and buy that kit instead.

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I'd expect it to wake me up with a cup of tea and a blowjob for that money.
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I'm currently going full-on bobber...]
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You could always ask the male technician when he arrives to do the install.
This kind of talk has no place in a family friendly forum.
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