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post #1 of 145 (permalink) Old 03-22-2012, 10:15 PM Thread Starter
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SO I finally got my bike back together and my take on cleaning up the frame where the spine and downtubes meet over the front cylinder... enjoy!
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everything being fitted back on.....
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all the orange stuff is engine gasket sealer. i have a filter wrap coming in tomorrow in case i run into excessive rain. i also added a crackcase breather filter as you can see, that's the grey filter.

everything works great and it's really an easy project with the right tools and a day or so to sit down and do it.
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Nice work! Did you notice an increase in performance?

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Nice work! Did you notice an increase in performance?
I've only ridden it for about 20 miles and haven't been riding hard, there's still alot of gravel in places. I did notice that it doesn't seem to pop as much and it fired right up with out having to be idled up. which is something that doesn't happen for me very often in cooler weather. i'll report back once i do a little more riding.
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I thought the torque tubes had two separate cone filters?
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I thought the torque tubes had two separate cone filters?
they do, but i couldn't see spending $30/filter when i could get one for $30.
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they do, but i couldn't see spending $30/filter when i could get one for $30.
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Nice job!

I can't imagine a scenario where you rode in so much rain that it would get into the filter where it's at. It's extremely well protected under there.
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How can you tell if you'll get more airflow.... let's see...

The tubes are stock so no change there.
Measure how many square inches of filter media you had with the flat panel K&N filter.
Measure how many square inches of filter media you have with the oval K&N filter.

If the new filter gives more area of filter media, it will potentally flow more air.
Even if the 2 filters are equal in media area, the new filter is unobstructed by the airbox/inlets to airbox (So to make everything equal the stock airbox might need to be rather generously perforated in front of the filter with a drill bit/holesaw to eliminate inlet restriction).

Then again, using a pod type filter eliminates airbox plenum space (pre-tube). Hard to say what effect that would have.

In any case, interesting mod.

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