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post #1 of 61 (permalink) Old 01-06-2011, 06:43 PM Thread Starter
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Air Box Seal removal

I have read on a couple threads that removing the rubber seal around the front of the air box on a X bike is good for more air input. However, I couldn't seem to find much detail when I did a search.

How is this removed? Do you need to remove the gas tank, or just raise it? Any disadvantages?

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You have to remove the tank.
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Diamond, thx for your reply. I just realized that i omitted an important part from my original post.

When I talked with Lloydz, the lady who answers the phone...(Brie I think) said all I had to do was reach under the tank and pull the seal out!

The service manage at my dealer said to remove tank.

I will try to reach Lloyd himself tomorrow, but was curious if anyone had tried to just "pull it out"?

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These bikes already have a lot of hp / torque. Is removing the seal gonna make that much "seat of the pants" difference, if any? What are the drawbacks of the removing the seal? Shorter filter life maybe?

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These bikes already have a lot of hp / torque. Is removing the seal gonna make that much "seat of the pants" difference, if any? What are the drawbacks of the removing the seal? Shorter filter life maybe?
No drawback per se but I'm not gonna do it until I can get a K&N air filter for it. There's a slim possibility that the filter could get wet in rain so the stock paper filter won't cut it. K&N doesn't make a filter for the X bikes yet but an 06-07 Vegas filter will fit with a few minor modifications.

The Victory high flow performance filter is reported to look cheap.

Anyone have a used K&N from an early Jackpot for sale?
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No drawback per se but I'm not gonna do it until I can get a K&N air filter for it. There's a slim possibility that the filter could get wet in rain so the stock paper filter won't cut it. K&N doesn't make a filter for the X bikes yet but an 06-07 Vegas filter will fit with a few minor modifications.

The Victory high flow performance filter is reported to look cheap.

Anyone have a used K&N from an early Jackpot for sale?
First off.....While K&N does not make a filter. Vic does sell an oil type cleanable cloth filter

Secondly the chance of water intrusion causing a problem is right around the same % as being hit by a falling piano. The strip is there for NOISE ONLY

That said
The strip can be removed with the tank in place
On average a bone stock X bike will pick up 2HP/5FtLb on my dyno, and yes you can feel it
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.The strip can be removed with the tank in place
Kevin, is there a specific technique? Do I need to lift the tank some?

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Secondly the chance of water intrusion causing a problem is right around the same % as being hit by a falling piano.
Do the odds change if you live in Arizona with 10" annual rainfall

Sorry BBOB, had to say it

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Do the odds change if you live in Arizona with 10" annual rainfall

Sorry BBOB, had to say it
Around here it's closer to 5" of annual rainfall. I was just figuring "my luck" factor into it.

Good catch Greg!
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Around here it's closer to 5" of annual rainfall. I was just figuring "my luck" factor into it.

Good catch Greg!
BBos, where in Arizona do you live?

I grew up in Phoenix, my mother and sister still live outside Prescott. Marc and I ride over a few times a year.

Maybe we could hook up some time.

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