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post #1 of 38 (permalink) Old 06-19-2015, 11:10 PM Thread Starter
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J&p cycles has the Arlen ness RAM air intake for half the price of the lloyds intake. Does anyone know if there is that much of a difference between the two performance wise? I currently have the stock vented box and am wondering if the ness intake will perform as well as the lloyds. Thanks in advance.


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Im presuming you have a steel frame Vic........
I initially had a Ness Ram and they work quite well and take in a lot more air than the stock/stage 1 setup.
So much so you will need a fuel tuner preferably PCV to tune the bike or you'll run excessively lean and at best burn an exhaust valve or two and maybe even melt a piston.
I went the whole 9 yards when I could afford it and upped the intake to Torquetubes , mainly for ease of maintenance , looks, and sound, and a little more torque down low than the Ness unit.
For the price you cant go wrong but ensure you get a PCV and a good tune with some of the money you save.
PS its a good idea to tell us exactly what bike you got, makes it easier for us to help.
PPS. you may as well throw in an ATS while yr at it before you get yr bike tuned.
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Thanks! I have a 2013 Vegas. Already have lloyds ATS, RPW slash exhaust and lloyds fuel tuner. Did you notice any better sound over the stick stage one with the ness?


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Thanks! I have a 2013 Vegas. Already have lloyds ATS, RPW slash exhaust and lloyds fuel tuner. Did you notice any better sound over the stick stage one with the ness?


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Lloydz 109"cube big bore
" " 495 cams
" " TorqueTubes
" " timing wheel @4 deg.
" " Primary plate
" " IAV
RPW Slash pipes
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" " VM1 Cams
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incase your wonder what it is

http://www.jpcycles.com/search/searc...012733&Ntk=All

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put one on my 13 hammer it functions well, but being a ONE PIECE molded unit it will be needed to fully remove for cleaning. the outside will get dirtiest of course as cleaning the inside will be questionable. mounting it is tedious + just right longer allen tool is almost essential. you see little of it so the bling matters not. the torque tubes are costlier yet but look to be easily removed for cleaning. can't beat the $$$ of the ness unit. heres a pic of it installed, the little you can see even stooped down.[IMG][/IMG]
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Man for that price, that's hard to argue against. How often do you really have to clean it?! Once Every 8k miles or so?! That's like 4 years of riding for me, since I have multiple bikes. At that interval, it's probably time to clean the throttle boddies too, so I'll be taking the tank off anyway.

Plus, I really hate the way loyds tq tubes look in the front of the tank. Looks like 2 red weiners stiking out from underneath the tank.



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Man for that price, that's hard to argue against. How often do you really have to clean it?! Once Every 8k miles or so?! That's like 4 years of riding for me, since I have multiple bikes. At that interval, it's probably time to clean the throttle boddies too, so I'll be taking the tank off anyway.



Plus, I really hate the way loyds tq tubes look in the front of the tank. Looks like 2 red weiners stiking out from underneath the tank.






The torque tubes make a tonne more power though!!!
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The torque tubes make a tonne more power though!!!
Really? How much are we talking roughly?

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Not sure exactly but I think 5hp and 10ft/lbs
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