Just bought a set of these to put on my 2017 T120. So far, the only hurdle I see is that to make these fit, you have to remove the rubber hoses that run from the stock airbox to the throttle bodies, and for some strange reason, Triumph decided to use some black RTV sealant on the airbox side. I know you can order these hoses separately from Triumph, so I'm assuming I can just cut the RTV and if I want to go back to stock, I can just reseal it. My other option is to remove the front panel of the airbox that these attach to, but that requires airbox removal to get at the screws. Not sure which way I will go. Wish more people had an airbox delete solution for the WC twins, but what can you do. I'll let you know how it goes.
Filters arrive Friday, I've already done the grunt work to get ready. Takes about 10-15 minutes to take off the bits and bobs to install these. Stock airbox can stay in place to hold all the relays and stuff attached to it, you just remove the rubber tubes between the airbox and the throttle bodies, which I said before are RTVed in
I plan on deleting the airbox eventually, when there is a kit that comes ready with all the brackets to suit the WC stock airbox. I'll keep you up to date one I run them in a bit.
I'll also be posting my upcoming mods soon. Already added the Tamarit Jerez solo seat (fantastic change up of the bike if I may say so). And getting ready to delete the ugly stock Bonnie headlight brackets and go with something a little more streamlined.
Alright, so the filters came in early and I already have them installed. A tight fit to be sure, but plenty of clearance if you take your time. You will also need to get a crankcase filter (as the stock setup that goes to the airbox has a one way valve that gets in the way of these filters), but it looks and sounds much better. I'll try to test them out on the road tomorrow and let you know how that goes.
Tools used: 3mm allen key (for the love of god, try to have a socket...the Triumph people LOOOVVE blue lock tight on the small screws!)
small Torx bit (I can look at it later and let you know the size if you don't have a complete set)
7mm socket with long extension and 1/4 ratchet drive
11mm wrench (this is for the new air filter bolt...again it would help to have a ratcheting wrench as it is too tight a space to use a socket/ratchet)
Basically, you use the 3mm to remove the metal cover from just aft of the throttle bodies, then use the 3mm again to remove the black plastic covers underneath (two allens).
Again use the 3mm (must be a running Triumph gag!) to remove the rubber connector tube attached to the throttle body. Once the 3mm is loose, separate that end from the throttle body, and then reach back and work the rubber around to break the seal on the air box, and pull out and clear.
Now you will see a bracket that holds a connecter between the throttle bodies. Again, use the 3mm to take out the two allens to remove that plastic bracket. The connector can be removed from the bracket via a small clip that is easily seen. You will need to find a place to attach this to the bike once the bracket is gone.
Finally use the small torx bit to remove the plastic bracket holding the one way valve to the airbox (this is in the breather tube that comes out of the top of the crankcase) and then figure out where you are going to attach the crankcase filter you bought (available at A & J Cycles, where I also purchased the BAAK filters). You can cut the stock hose to a shorter length or get more hose and move it up to where the airbox is, dealers choice.
Now you just attach the new BAAK filters to the throttle bodies and you are done. A word though...it goes much better if you remove the 11mm bolt and separate the assembly to install the portion with the screw clamp first (this is where you need the 7mm socket and 1/4 drive with extension), and then insert the filter and top cover and attach with bolt. This is where the 11mm ratcheting wrench comes in real handy.
Oh yeah, forgot a beer break somewhere in there. If you have any other questions, shoot me a PM or post back here.