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  • How many TL owners ride with the air box lid off?

    Was told by a mechanic this robs power and performance? I need to know if I should stress about not having one. Besides the possibility of poor air flow, I can only see a problem with water hitting the filter if I wash the bike.

    Your input is needed.

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    Re: How many TL owners ride with the air box lid off?

    not me but i have cut the flapper valves off the air box like many others. I'd try and find a lid if i were you.

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    • #3
      Re: How many TL owners ride with the air box lid off?

      Originally posted by Wingnut11 View Post
      not me but i have cut the flapper valves off the air box like many others. I'd try and find a lid if i were you.
      Looks like the air box mod has been done but, the lid is gone all together. Im looking now, just dont want to damage anything.If I knew a few of the "gear heads" wouldnt worry about it, I wont either.

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        Re: How many TL owners ride with the air box lid off?

        mine is off. i was told the TL makes the most power with it off. could be hear say though.

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        • #5
          Re: How many TL owners ride with the air box lid off?

          Originally posted by smonkbmw View Post
          mine is off. i was told the TL makes the most power with it off. could be hear say though.




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          • #6
            Re: How many TL owners ride with the air box lid off?

            I heard peeps do it for the sound.

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            • #7
              Re: How many TL owners ride with the air box lid off?

              i dont think i would do it , there is my technical input

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              • #8
                Re: How many TL owners ride with the air box lid off?

                Originally posted by Skrpnch View Post
                I heard peeps do it for the sound.
                apparently RPM (Rons Performance) pull the lids off as that is how they used to run their race bikes. again this could be a story. mine is off and im pretty much tired of it. ill probably mod the lid and put it back on.

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                • #9
                  Re: How many TL owners ride with the air box lid off?

                  If you want to run with the top off then I suggest using a Pipercross filter.
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                  • #10
                    Re: How many TL owners ride with the air box lid off?

                    hot air = less dense air = less power

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                    • #11
                      Re: How many TL owners ride with the air box lid off?



                      No Lid No pressure little or no vortex SRAD actually does work. It would also be very hard to set your fuel injection system up. Does sound PIMP though.
                      V4V
                      Last edited by "V"4VICTORY; 07-09-2010, 02:09 PM.

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                      • #12
                        Re: How many TL owners ride with the air box lid off?

                        When mine was off the bike just had no power at about 100mph and would not go any faster. The air box mod is the best way to go IMHO.

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                        • #13
                          Re: How many TL owners ride with the air box lid off?

                          Originally posted by N2wheelies View Post
                          hot air = less dense air = less power
                          how does the air change temp between pulling it through the "ram air" ducting? doesnt more air flow from all around the frame and where ever else it can pull air in from?

                          Originally posted by "V"4VICTORY View Post
                          No Lid No pressure little or no vortex SRAD actually does work. It would also be very hard to set your fuel injection system up. Does sound PIMP though.
                          V4V
                          i was under the impression that yes srad does work but only up above 100mph where there was enough air to force into the box thereby increasing the top end hp.

                          im just trying to separate the fact from fiction. the facts i understand now come from a local engine builder that used to campaign a few tl's back when they were new on the track. allegedly even yoshimura via there tuning admitted to the airbox removal increasing power (along with their tuning im assuming)

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                          • #14
                            Re: How many TL owners ride with the air box lid off?

                            Well I bought a top and installed it. Results are smoother and more power.

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                              Re: How many TL owners ride with the air box lid off?

                              a good read about this


                              http://www.tlzone.net/forums/tl1000s...x-lid-off.html

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