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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 10-07-2018, 05:43 PM Thread Starter
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On my 2004 vegas Arlen Ness I decided to take a look at the air filter and found that it had been replaced with a k&n filter and cut in half. I have included a couple pics. I was curious if this is a mod that can be done or if the previous owner just thought it would be nice to cut it in half and stuff it in the airbox diagonally.
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Not a mod and a good way to harm a motor. It's supposed to slide in the groove and seal on all 4 sides. What's left of that filter would let dirt go right on by from what I see.

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That's what I was thinking too. I just wanted to check before I replaced it. The same k&n that he cut up works for the Arlen Ness, correct?
Also, is that piece of foam supposed to be in there?

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Yes, same filter. I don't recall a foam piece in my airbox. Will have to take a look. I think I still have it in storage.

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That's what I was thinking too. I just wanted to check before I replaced it. The same k&n that he cut up works for the Arlen Ness, correct?
Also, is that piece of foam supposed to be in there?
I have to assume he had problems getting it in. I found that a little grease or oil helps a lot to slide the filter in.As far as the foam goes I never seen it in mine. Sounds like the guy was a butcher.
I would think the filter would be the same for the Ness. I doubt they would make a special air box for the bike.

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Here is my air filter breather. I looked at pictures and I couldn't find and biked that have this. I'm guessing it's not stock? Should I get the stock cover for it or leave it as is and just order a new filter?
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I have never seen that setup before. It definitely isn't stock & have no idea how that setup works. I probably have a stock cover you could have, if you want to go that route.

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I will have to investigate a little and see if I can find a fuel controller. If I don't find anything, then I may take you up on the airbox if you find it as I'm sure my bike is running lean with the half a** filter just laying in the airbox.
I would love to add more power but definitely don't have the funds to buy a fuel controller, aftermarket air intake or new exhaust at the moment. Since the previous owner said it was all stock, I imagine he never cleaned the air filter, or checked for any performance parts and obviously never changed the plugs as they looked to have a lot of miles on them.

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I took a look and there is no fuel controller that I could find. I want to see if the baffles have been removed in the exhaust but It is the down swept pipes and I couldn't see anything. I have added a pic of the new plugs that I put in and it definitely looks to be running lean to me.
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He probably add the blow by filter so he didn't have to clean the throttle bods once a year. Witch should be done. Get some new plug wires and yes plugs look way lean


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