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Since the cross bikes intake is in the frame, under the tank and sucks air from under the tank, in front, and probably sucking hot engine heat from below, what would someone think about putting some weatherstripping of some type around the sides and back of the intake hole to block the hot underside air and make it suck from under the tank and forward where the fresh air can come in? Ive thought about trying this, not sure if it would do a lot of good or not.

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Hey, where've ya been DT, missed ya. I think drawing in air hotter than ambient would only be occurring while stopped. Once under way, you're sucking in ambients.

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Ive been around, popping in here and there, but with all the app troubles i have for the site i have been kinda avoiding the site from my phone, and since im never on a home computer, well im not here that often.

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Since the cross bikes intake is in the frame, under the tank and sucks air from under the tank, in front, and probably sucking hot engine heat from below, what would someone think about putting some weatherstripping of some type around the sides and back of the intake hole to block the hot underside air and make it suck from under the tank and forward where the fresh air can come in? Ive thought about trying this, not sure if it would do a lot of good or not.
What if you could draw the intanke from an oxygen tank?

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I have my tank off now servicing the filter. Amazing how this frame provides adequate air.

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If you could get some tubes going from the front say under faring and channel it to the gap between the frame and the tank you might get a good air flow.
Even some kinda plate on top of the rocker box's that would not allow the air or heat to go upward.

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If you could get some tubes going from the front say under faring and channel it to the gap between the frame and the tank you might get a good air flow.
Even some kinda plate on top of the rocker box's that would not allow the air or heat to go upward.
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I have my tank off now servicing the filter. Amazing how this frame provides adequate air.
There are no holes in the frame to let air in, with the stock filter its forced to draw from the rear/underside of the tank, with the lloydz it has to draw from a larger area but still under the tank.

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There are no holes in the frame to let air in, with the stock filter its forced to draw from the rear/underside of the tank, with the lloydz it has to draw from a larger area but still under the tank.

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