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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 04-16-2012, 08:51 AM Thread Starter
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Default Side Mount Intake for Victory

My brother's bike is accessorized a little over the top, in my opinion, (spike grips/pegs, chrome tribal rims, lots of chrome, and slash pipes) and we decided it needed an intake to match to look. I've always liked the HD side mount spike intakes, so that's the route we went. All the fabbing was done on my black '04 Vegas, but it'll be going on his blue '04 Vegas.

I'll admit, he isn't concerned with making the bike fast, so this is more of a form over function project, but it will still be a performance improvement over the stock box. The coils are relocated to the tab on the front of the plenum base plate, and the key will be moved to the RH cheese wedge. Its still a work in progress (still need to finish the plenum), but its far enough to get an idea of the final result. Let me know what you think.
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2004 Vegas: Ness intake, RPW Thor 2-1, PC3, lowered, Kingpin front end, lots of powdercoating.
*12.18 @ 108 mph with Stage 1 slip-ons and wire rims.
*12.26 @ 113.5 mph with Thor 2-1 and cast rims.

In the works: Barnett clutch, Stingray wheels, WOT box, 20 hp wet shot.

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Few more shots of the intake. It looks even better in person when you can really get the dimension and fit.
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2004 Vegas: Ness intake, RPW Thor 2-1, PC3, lowered, Kingpin front end, lots of powdercoating.
*12.18 @ 108 mph with Stage 1 slip-ons and wire rims.
*12.26 @ 113.5 mph with Thor 2-1 and cast rims.

In the works: Barnett clutch, Stingray wheels, WOT box, 20 hp wet shot.
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That's a heck of a turn to get into the intake tract. You going to pipe it direct in or some kind of air box?
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I've seen these on other bikes and think they do really look good. However, as others have pointed out, the routing could be an issue as there may not be the clearance needed in order to allow the bike to breath naturally. The filter itself is in that nose cone thing, right?




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That's a heck of a turn to get into the intake tract. You going to pipe it direct in or some kind of air box?
I still need to finish the rest of the plenum (air box). The filter is in the front cone.

Like I mentioned before, maximizing performance isn't the #1 priority on this project... that's what my bike is for. The engine gets air from the volume of air in the plenum, not the intake tube itself, hence the fact that the air has to make a 180* turn is very little concern for perfomance... just look at how many curves and turns the stock box makes the air go through.

2004 Vegas: Ness intake, RPW Thor 2-1, PC3, lowered, Kingpin front end, lots of powdercoating.
*12.18 @ 108 mph with Stage 1 slip-ons and wire rims.
*12.26 @ 113.5 mph with Thor 2-1 and cast rims.

In the works: Barnett clutch, Stingray wheels, WOT box, 20 hp wet shot.
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Wow, that's a pretty impressive piece of hardware for a side intake. Most other bikes that I've seen who wanted the side intake just bolted on a non funtional side intake and went with a performance big air kit in the factory location. Then they could hide their coils inside the intake.

Hopefully the intake will be awesome. It will be truly unique for that bike to have functional side intake. Is there any reason why you didn't go with a non-functional side intake and keep the factory intake track together?

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About 50 % of the Raider owners have these on their bikes but just for looks. That little filter in the cone probably wouldn't feed a Moped. But they do look good.

We put our coils in the tube for cooling and they help a bit with rear cyl. cooling. No way to make them functional on a Raider due to the motor mounts in the way.

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These really freak the hardly guys out.

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Now heres some real ram air on my Rocket.Lol

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Is there any reason why you didn't go with a non-functional side intake and keep the factory intake track together?
I had considered it, but what fun would that be??

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About 50 % of the Raider owners have these on their bikes but just for looks. That little filter in the cone probably wouldn't feed a Moped. But they do look good.
I have actually been more concerned with the flow of the filter than of the intake itself from the start... but again, not going for 100% max performance. We have a good "performance comparison" baseline between his bike and mine, so I guess we'll find out how good or bad it really is pretty soon. Worst case senario when the bike does hit the track is throw a 2.5" inlet K&N on it, or ditch the filter all together.

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These really freak the hardly guys out.
This pic is what originally got me wanting a side intake... that, and the fact that basically no one has a functional side intake on a Vic

2004 Vegas: Ness intake, RPW Thor 2-1, PC3, lowered, Kingpin front end, lots of powdercoating.
*12.18 @ 108 mph with Stage 1 slip-ons and wire rims.
*12.26 @ 113.5 mph with Thor 2-1 and cast rims.

In the works: Barnett clutch, Stingray wheels, WOT box, 20 hp wet shot.
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