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SteveTheMech
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K&N Pod filters

Post by SteveTheMech on Tue 04 Sep 2012, 2:23 pm

Hi all,

Has anyone fitted K&N style pod filters and if so what filter and jetting did you use?

There's no way I can fit the original airbox on my bike.

Steve.
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Murray
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Re: K&N Pod filters

Post by Murray on Tue 04 Sep 2012, 9:14 pm

I tried but failed,it was more hassle than it was worth.
I couldn't get the bike to run properly and tried a variety of jets.
I then went back to standard.
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SteveTheMech
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Re: K&N Pod filters

Post by SteveTheMech on Tue 04 Sep 2012, 10:17 pm

Thanks Murray, I'm going to have to make it work somehow as i've no room for the original airbox. I might go for different carbs if I can't get enough info on modding the stock carbs to pod filters.

The old Amal carbs are surprisingly good when it comes to tuning/modding.
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Murray
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Re: K&N Pod filters

Post by Murray on Wed 05 Sep 2012, 12:35 am

Why can't you use the original air box?
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chromedome
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Re: K&N Pod filters

Post by chromedome on Wed 05 Sep 2012, 12:57 am

Even if you do get K&n's to work you'll have to put a cover over them for when it rains. Fitted them years back to another bike (and never again...) and when the filters got wet (hence clogged) the bike was running very, very rich to the point where it was virtually dying on me.

In the end I got 2 coke cans, took the tops off drilled a hole in the centre of the bottom end and bolted these through a hole drilled in the end cap of the K&N filters. Seemed to do the job, but the whole issue was just too much hassle for zero improvement.
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SteveTheMech
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Re: K&N Pod filters

Post by SteveTheMech on Wed 05 Sep 2012, 3:23 pm

@Murray wrote:Why can't you use the original air box?

Engine is going into a Cagiva Mito frame so is no room. Sad
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davetheworv
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Re: K&N Pod filters

Post by davetheworv on Thu 06 Sep 2012, 6:59 pm

blimey you will need a big shoe horn,lol
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SteveTheMech
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Re: K&N Pod filters

Post by SteveTheMech on Thu 06 Sep 2012, 9:32 pm

Yeah I have. Most people call them sledge hammers! lol
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badseeds
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Re: K&N Pod filters

Post by badseeds on Tue 06 Nov 2012, 1:35 pm

@SteveTheMech wrote:

Engine is going into a Cagiva Mito frame so is no room. Sad

You MUST do a thread on here about it - it sounds fuggin' awesome!

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