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Its a lot of money.
Is is worth it?
If you did it, would you do it again?
Someone is going to tell me to go to the Triumph WIKI site because someone put up a airbox carving up mod that's easy and free. OK, I'll check that out, but I'm still interested in your opinion on the NARK if the homemade mod didn't exist.

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However you do it, get rid of the factory airbox. You will be a much happier person.

I have a NARK and the only way I would do it differently would be if I could fabricate something out of aluminum myself.
 

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Good timing brother Wonder......

I spent the last week working every spare hour doing a home made box etc. A friend with a Thrux did the same and we are both wrapping up matters but I have taken the test drive.

Hands down I am happy and would recomend it to anyone that is looking to bump HP. As far as making your own box, if your handy and have the tools at least freaking try. Nothing to lose except for a few bucks and the lessons learned!

We opted to move all the electrics under the seat out of view so when you have the sidecovers off you can see straight through the bike and all you see is the bottom of the batt box. Really clean. The wiring mess left under the seat is still in need of some attention. But a few more hours work..... hope to clean that up. I will post a pics in a jiffy

Do it.............., if you ever had a V8 with a 4 barrel carb and loved that sucking air noise when you romped it and the motor really responded......well, thats what comes to my mind anyhow. Really seems like the motor is happier, I know I am.
 

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"Once you start down the dark path, forever will it dominate your destiny, consume you it will."
 

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How true....

Still need to powder coat the batt boxand tidy some wires but ....
 

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Assuming you have a decent set of after-market pipes and the SAIS removed, getting rid of the air box is the best possible power mod for the Bonnie family. I went the (N)ARK route as I preferred New Bonneville's simple carb brace to the others. Clear instructions - simple to do. Cutting up the air box is an option although it's not reversible. Not that you'd ever want to go back though.

The big difference is the big, flat torque curve. That's what make the bike better to ride.

Then there's suspension and brakes...
 

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Do it, Wonderdog. I put in British customs NARK last week and I love it. I waited a whole year. First, I put in a K&N filter that replaces the stock one. Then a few months went by and I removed the snorkel. Don't waist time like I did. You won't regret it. Not only does it perform better it also looks killer too. I would do it again.
 

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vrtwrks, killer bike man.

Is there a shorter side cover out there to show off the K&N's? IMO that would be cool as sh*t.
 

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Nobody has a shorter side cover but I intent to fab one. I was pondering that last eve. My next mod will be installing the stock Thrux rear sets. With the master cyl lowered to the rearset I want to gat a longer steel braided line and run directly to the caliper from the master cyl removing the funky stock Thrux brake light sending unit tap connector. Then I want to remove most of the bracket that currently holds the stock Bonnie master cyl which will further open the hole up. A shorter side cover would look awesome, have to figure out how to attach the bottom of it but thats just another problem to be solved.

This bat box mod also cleaned up the front end, the horn is under the tank and the volt regulator is now under the seat between the K&N pods and bat box, you can just make out the fins in the pic.

Whitehurst.....thanks and yeah.....thats exactly what I thought. Going to pick up an oven today so I can powdercoat the bat box.

Here is a closer view of the gaping hole


and the carb brace took about 15 minutes, some sheet aluminum a hacksaw a file and a drill

 

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Looks awesome! But that's gonna be a [email protected]$#% of a clean up after a ride in the rain. Not to mention water all over those K&N's. I went the route of cutting up the stock airbox...saves some cash and leaves the rear intact. Plus it was nice taking out some aggression with my Dremel.

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Thanks for the comments, I just love this bike.

Sweat,

I love the Bubs, loud yes but you can be easy on the wrist and they do not shout too loud. Two friends have D&D's and they sound good but I feel the Bub's are deeper for what thats worth. They just got theirs and I have not ridden with them much so I need to be around them more. As far as handy goes, a $20 metal break from Harbor Frienght, a set of good tin snips, a drill and some pop rivets was about all it took to make the box. Trimming the wiring harness was the crux. The schematic in the manual is good enough to go by.

Gray,

I am anxious to see how this pans out in the wet. I may add a skirt. I got the K&N covers but if the mess sprays too bad I will add a few inches to the bottom of the box, a simple skirt aught to fix any problems that may arise.
 

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Definitely worth every penny on the 790's, and it sounds like the 865 guys like it also. I did install a "mud flap" on the NARK prior to installation to cover the area from the bottom of the NARK to the swingarm so nothing can be thrown on the back of the motor.

Larry
 

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On 2007-02-20 07:54, vertwrks wrote:
and the carb brace took about 15 minutes, some sheet aluminum a hacksaw a file and a drill
Is this shown in another thread? I'm searching, but its been hit or miss. I'll start by leaving the airbox, so need to support the carbs. But I really like the looks of removing the airbox completely. I've no problem putting another fender to cover the missing airbox.

Thanks for posting.
 
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