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  • Airbox article

    check it out.

    http://members.aol.com/_ht_a/drag1knee/moremods.htm
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  • #2
    yeah I read that a while back, talked to him a couple times. Modified my airbox, intakes, velocity stacks, and frame for increased airbox capacity. Have not cut down the throttle bodies. Anyone cut them down with proven results?
    XLSR
    Xtreme Lean Sport Riders
    [email protected]
    www.NWminiMoto.com

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    • #3
      i need to do this to my airbox. got pics sv996r? if not, are they like rupes airbox mod?

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      • #4
        I have started a new airbox completely. I will be using the tank as the lid and it drops down and runs flat across the rear throttle body and goes over the tube that runs across the frame down the the front throttle body. It is as wide as the frame will permit too. I have the mold almost done, then I will form a airbox. I also bought some TLS throttle bodies off e-bay to cut down. I will be cutting 1 inch off the top. When I had my motor built, by Rick Botting he had told me to cut the throttle bodies and get more air into the motor and it will sing. I will have to wait for next spring now. I too would like to get some tri-oval high mounts for my Yosh system.
        Spank that Twin !!!

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        • #5


          I read this article about 2 1/2 years ago but couldn't find any pics or additional info on specific power gains.

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          • #6
            TLS airbox pics

            Here are some, I will look for more

            http://www.printroom.com/ViewAlbum.a...9736&curpage=3
            XLSR
            Xtreme Lean Sport Riders
            [email protected]
            www.NWminiMoto.com

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            • #7
              Re: Airbox article

              Originally posted by J-Bone
              check it out.

              http://members.aol.com/_ht_a/drag1knee/moremods.htm
              Hey! That's my site! From quite a while back I might add.......

              Jim Miller
              Appalachian Signs & Graphics
              * For All Your Sportbike And Racing Decal Needs *
              Phone: 717-979-2814
              www.appalachian-signs.com
              [email protected]

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              • #8
                Originally posted by TL4LIFE


                I read this article about 2 1/2 years ago but couldn't find any pics or additional info on specific power gains.
                3bhp was the gain that I saw on my bike. Stock filter element and no power commander, but I only did my basic mods to the airbox. I don't have a current email address for Dean either, so I'm not sure how you'd go about finding more info about everything he did. I know he cut the "crossmember out of the frame, and I just wasn't comfortable with that.

                Jim Miller
                Appalachian Signs & Graphics
                * For All Your Sportbike And Racing Decal Needs *
                Phone: 717-979-2814
                www.appalachian-signs.com
                [email protected]

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Fabri-Tech
                  3bhp was the gain that I saw on my bike. Stock filter element and no power commander, but I only did my basic mods to the airbox. I don't have a current email address for Dean either, so I'm not sure how you'd go about finding more info about everything he did. I know he cut the "crossmember out of the frame, and I just wasn't comfortable with that.
                  I wasn't either that's why I didn't do it 2 years ago, I always thought that someone would come out with an aftermarket one, just like Hermit's or the Sharskinz ones

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                  • #10
                    My plan back then was to do a fiberglass bottom that would seal to the tank, until I remembered that crossmember in there. Sounds like that was a common thought though...

                    Jim Miller
                    Appalachian Signs & Graphics
                    * For All Your Sportbike And Racing Decal Needs *
                    Phone: 717-979-2814
                    www.appalachian-signs.com
                    [email protected]

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                    • #11
                      Funny that someone else put this thread in here. I was just getting ready to post something similar. I just bought another airbox to play with and see what kind of gains I could get out of it. The flapper is already gone and the opening to the airbox is being opened right now. The hump from the crossmember is a big time flow restriction. But cutting it out is not something I would be comfortable with. I am more anxious to hear about the guys that cut their throttle bodies down. I was wondering how that would affect the streetability of the bike. I would think it would have on/off throttle problems. Lets hear more from guys that have done this. I WOULD LOVE 130 HP!
                      '97 TLS --SOLD

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                      • #12
                        I have some ideas on an airbox, anybody on here good with fiberglass? In the US?

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                        • #13
                          airbox

                          My 97 TLs made 144hp with the only mod to the airbox being removing the flapper valve cutting out the indentation. No mods to the opening to the upper chamber or volume of the same. My Terry Sheperd frame I am building will have the total airbox volume increased by over 100%. It will be interesting to see the results.
                          Art/Wy

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                          • #14
                            I too have been toying with the idea of cutting off the top of the box and making a flat carbon panel sort of like a large flange to on top which would seal against the frame rails and then using a thick ( maybe up to and inch or so) neoprene rubber to seal the tank against the flange. There is still heap of cubes left between the airbox and the tank. I was checking it out the other day and I reckon you could almost double the airbox capacity.

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                            • #15
                              One of the biggest problems, I always hear and read about, for suzuki air boxes, is that they have sealing problems. I've always heard that if suzuki would make a better seal they would see more gains (when pressurized). Has anyone tackeled that issue, and if so, how. Thanks for the help guys. I'm getting anxious to put the modded box on (with K&N filter), even with my stock exhaust. Will I have to get a PCII for that?
                              '97 TLS --SOLD

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