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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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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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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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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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http://www.thepipercrossshop.co.uk/...ar_id=272&car_spec=(2007-)&search=Part+Number

This is the Piper that fits my 2007-9 Tiger 1050. It is oiled! It has a lifetime warranty. It is guaranteed to reduce air flow resistance. It is guaranteed to produce more power and that follows if it is less restrictive. Note that it is a "MULTI DENSITY" foam. You clean this with gasoline then detergent and pressure wash. Install it on the bike and possibly start the engine for a minute to expedite the drying time.

Hold the Piper up to a light and note that there are no holes. The K&N uses gauze soaked in oil as the filter element. Piper used a multi density foam sheet trapped between two screens. K&N use the gauze trapped between two corrugated sheets of screen.
 

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Thanks for the info Johned.

Couple of questions on the Piper Cross:
1. Do they come ready to install, or do you need to oil before 1st use?
2. How long for normal highway riding and relatively clean condition do they last before needing to be cleaned (roughly?)
3. Anyone know how often our normal Triumph paper filters are replaced by Triumph?

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I don't recall if either my PC filter or the K&N came oiled but I am certain it either was oiled or was packed with oil. BY THE WAY: the filter oil is certainly not common engine oil.

My anecdotes about riding in horrid desert dust conditions should give you an idea. But that foam was a full inch thick and had vertical sides and absorbed a lot of oil to continue to do their job after the first layer of caked dust fell away. You will never see these conditions short of Africa but it gives an idea of how well oiled foam performs.

AHHHHHH! The how often question is well placed and made. You cannot tell because as a filter gets dirty it becomes restrictive and that restrictiveness is measured in ultra sensitive vacuum meters. HVAC guys use them and they are very expensive. Short of letting it get so dirty you notice the power drop off at intermediate engine speeds you won't have a clue. The manual calls for replacing paper element every 12 thousand miles. It all depends on where you are and how clean the air is. The foam filter will display the dirt piled up on it's surface because the oil traps it. The paper will let a lot of the dirt blow away and after cleaning the paper is restrictive from age and wet and dry cycles. I replace my paper elements on vehicles yearly but that is because I can afford to do that. On my cars with a foam filter I cleaned and oilied when I could see a lot of dirt accumulated after 12,000 miles.

Find and read up on a device called "Filter MINDER". Never worry about knowing when it is time and the minder will tell if the filter is working at WOT at red line. I found Brand New paper that failed to flow enough air at WOT but seemed perfect otherwise and the performance seemed fine. FM told me i was pulling a vacuum in my intake manifold and we all know that is perfectly a NO-NO. The FM will let you stretch the life of a paper element as far as it will go and alert you when "change time" has happened. FM only needs a single small vac hose to connect it to the internal air box.

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Thanks for the info Johned.

Purchased a Piper Cross filter, and associated cleaning / oiling kit.
Will work on every 20,000 kms for starters and go from there.

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You can't be disappointed, Aussie. Just can't.

Be careful about the oil. Some of it must be veggie oil and that stuff will dry and harden. Hard it doesn't actually trap dirt and it can become very restrictive when spread over the foam element. Use only oil recommended by Piper and DON"T USE K&N as I know it hardens. At least it did. After two years and 20 + K miles my Piper is looking pretty clean and leaves an oil film on my finger when I handle the filter. Pretty clean around here with no industry and strict air pollution regulations. College town of Eugene in the progressive state of ORYGUN.

Nice talking with you.

PS: Anybody out there know of recent improvements to the K&N I hope you will share.
 

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Picture of a 2016 Tiger Sports airbox. I can't take the credit for it - it's from another member, but I'm sure he won't mind it being posted for all to see inside.
This is factory standard.
 

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I have a practical "experiment" for any Piper users: Before installing the filter, put a small smear of grease of filter oil on the bottom of the "filtered side" of the chamber near the FI inlets. When you next open the box take some of the oil/grease on your finger and test for the gritty feel of dirt. In diesels they run a clean white cloth inside the inlet air pipe, down stream from the filter. It is supposed to come out "clean and white". We did this to our bikes every time we cleaned the oiled foam filter element to verify the element had no holes or tears and was installed right. Confidence!
 
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