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It looks to me you could easily replace the snorkel and airbox with a K&N pod-style air filter. Has anyone done this? If so what is the outside diameter of the intake? Seems like there'd be a slight improvement in performance and ease of maintenance.
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Yes it's been done.

Use the search function and you'll be able to read up on all the threads about it.
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It's been done, but IME it doesn't produce any perceptible performance improvement. It does, however, produce more intake noise.
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greasy125 wrote:
Yes it's been done.

Use the search function and you'll be able to read up on all the threads about it.
All the discussions I've seen install the filter at the far end of the snorkel. I'm thinking about removing the snorkel entirely.
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All the discussions I've seen install the filter at the far end of the snorkel. I'm thinking about removing the snorkel entirely.
Space is tight with the bucket in place, but... hey, it might work. But again, I doubt you will get anything except increased noise. The tuned length of the intake is actually important. If you remove all the parts that are carefully tuned, you will get... noise.
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This is a whole BTDTSTMGTS situation.

It's a tuned intake tract. It works fine.

If you want basically the same performance and more noise? Sure drop a pod on there.

Like Jess said, very minimal, if any, gains against a whole bunch more noise.

But feel free to retread that wheel and let us all know how it works out.
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Pods are good for engine that are tuned for wide open performance, that is, race engines. Other than that, they are a PITA. On scoots with CV carbs, they can be a nightmare to tune across the whole range, maybe on FI it's different. Every other idiot out there runs them on their cafe racer set up, and the result is running a main jet waaay larger than stock. You are lucky to get it to run at the high RPM's successfully and idle as well, but forget mid-range When someone shows up at my place running pods and , god forbid, straight drag pipes, I send them on there way to the next guy who charges three times what I do just to put up with the nonsense. For eveyday use, it's more noise, less performance. YMMV.
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