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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 08-03-2011, 08:37 PM Thread Starter
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Over sized air box?


I read somewhere that the Tbird could be fitted with less restrictive, over sized air box and a larger filter... Anone heard of this?

Also what up with removing the rubber seal around the air filter. Is this going to create a warranty issue?

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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 08-03-2011, 08:46 PM
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I can comment on the seal. Anything you modify can be used to refuse warranty. Not necessarily legal or rightly, but there are no rules as far as triumph is concerned and they will use any excuse to refuse IF they feel they are right in ding so. In other words, they might refuse you and ok another guy's bike with the seal removed.

That said, removing the seal made no difference on my stock 1600. Once i got the 1700 kit installed and TORs and UNI filter it makes quite a difference. If you want to try it, note that the airbox top ring that it comes out of is 2 pieces and you can pop it apart and pull the seal off and then put it back if you need to take it to the dealer and are worried about it.
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 08-04-2011, 04:15 AM
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I can back up Daz . The 1700 version for sure has more poke with the seal off. How do I know ? Because I let my brother suffer loseing to me off the line and winding up for burn . Until I changed his bike and we went back to identical. He wasnt happy but I found it funny.
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