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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 05-20-2016, 01:17 PM Thread Starter
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Tiger Sport Air Box Mod

I'm having trouble finding anyone who has increased the airflow of the Tiger sport. I'm considering opening the rubber bung on the right hand side and perhaps peeling back the main trumpeted intake to create the sound I'm after. Anyone done either of these things already? And to what result? Cheers
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post #2 of 19 (permalink) Old 06-14-2016, 06:39 PM
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Hi,

Look at my airbox mod, I opened the right bung and installed the same intake pipe than at left.
I used a dremel to enlarge the hole.
It works fine with few other mods.

https://cafoutchou.wordpress.com/modification-airbox/


It's in French, i can try to translate if you have a question ?

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I don't know if your Sport is different from the Tiger 1050. From that French photo they may be the same. But the mod is a long standing one for the 1050 and it results in "Induction Roar" that I wanted and enjoy as the 1050 was whisper quiet and if my retired librarian wife of five foot height thinks it is "wonderfully quiet" I need to get to work straight away. I did.

I cut the center out of the "dog Bone" rubber piece and twisted the separated ends so they didn't point at each other and stir things. Cost not a dime and I am certain I gained at least 50 horse power.

The pics show a proper job. The ends of the "tubes" need to be rounded at the entry. just leaving the hole in the air-box bare will result in airflow being impeded. They did it right.

NOW get that paper element replaced with a Piper Cross and then install the new map.
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post #4 of 19 (permalink) Old 08-30-2016, 06:06 PM
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Hi Johned,
The tiger sport's airbox is close to the old tiger 1050.
Tiger Sport

Tiger 1050

I ordered PFKL2328848 Intake, Cold Air and use it for the right hole, very simple mod in fact and respect the original design (more or less )
The brand Piper cross is less famous (in France) than K&N and more difficult to find one. The filter is the same for both version of Tiger.
So i use K&N with a custom map found here -> http://www.tuneecu.com/Custom_Tune_list.html
For the moment it works prefect

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Can you confirm which K&N filter I need for a 2016 Tiger Sports?

Is it this one, which is all I can find for a 2013 Tiger 1050, but I'm worried it won't fit my 2016 Tiger Sports?
http://www.knfilters.com/air_filter/...wUtC1oRMWLwJr3

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Hi,


I have not seen any pictures of the TS 2016 airbox yet but i think there is the same than 2013 model.
TB-1005, It was already the same reference before 2013


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I had used K&N on other vehicles for years. I found that despite thier spiffy and convincing counter display with the fan and ping pong airflow indicators ther K&N was terribly restrictive in my auto applications. My scientific test was to set up my carb mix and idle and speed for opt at 650 rpm on a 440 ci engine. When I dropped the top of the air clearne on the rpm dropped to 400 due to to restriction. Holding that filter up to a strong light I noted that the filter had "clear through" pin holes of light all over. Holes and restrictive were too much for me. A new paper element dropped the rpm not a single point. I went to my Tiger 1050 K&N and found the same "holes" and removed that element as well. The Piper Cross I bought was not much more than the K&N and it had no "holes" and was not restrictive...
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Most of my experience and my "Religious Zeal" come from my years of experience running dirt bikes in the Southern California desert. Talc dust and micro fine sand for three days in the 80 degree winter desert running WOT at red-line and we never cleaned a filter on the weekend rides. We ran oiled "green weenies" which were filter grade foam in the shape of a tube/weenie that was stretched over the carb opening. Dust would cake on the weenie and fall away maybe three times in the span of a weekend outing. We tore down our two stroke engines every winter to replace the rings and no one I know ever ever saw any bore scoring from dirt that got past the weenie.

Oiled foam is the best solid filter known to man. Filter oil that is really sticky, now.
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Therefore next question: Piper cross (non oiled I believe?) vs K&N which is oiled?

Only Piper Cross i can find is this one - which from what everyone is saying above will fit the 2016 Tiger Sports?: http://www.jcsmotorcycles.com.au/MOT...050cc%20SERIES
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