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  • Air box Mod QUESTION

    I started to do the air box mod to my TL1000R 1999.

    I see after we cut all the extra plastic away from the center piece that holds the air filter, we then need to alter the very top of the lid where the actuators are.

    In the instructions we are to use a couple flat washers and some RTV to plug the holes where the actuators were. Then remove some VAC lines.

    My question is this.

    Is all of that necessary?

    Why cant we cut the center plastic away for better air flow on the air filter part, keep the actuators in the top of the box (as plugs) and just remove the flappers. The actuators will still be hooked up with out blocking any VAC lines and continue moving up and down but, wont actually do anything because the flappers are gone.

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    Re: Air box Mod QUESTION

    When we remove all the not needed Vac lines, are we telling the computer? Will the computer even know we made a mod?

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    • #3
      Re: Air box Mod QUESTION

      Originally posted by Skrpnch View Post
      When we remove all the not needed Vac lines, are we telling the computer? Will the computer even know we made a mod?
      Nope. I removed the valve for the flappers too.
      Mike Rock
      NESBA #506 '98 TLR
      American cycle performance MRP motorsports

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      • #4
        Re: Air box Mod QUESTION

        Originally posted by Mikey75702 View Post
        Nope. I removed the valve for the flappers too.
        Actuators?


        Im just wondering if I really need to remove all the hoses shown in the mod page?

        Im no mechanic, and assume their is a good reason for it, just would like know why?

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        • #5
          Re: Air box Mod QUESTION

          Originally posted by Skrpnch View Post
          Actuators?


          Im just wondering if I really need to remove all the hoses shown in the mod page?

          Im no mechanic, and assume their is a good reason for it, just would like know why?
          Well, there is a vacuum line that comes off of the throttlebodies, it tees and goes to a vacuum can and the RAM air valve. The vacuum line comes out of that valve, then tees again and goes to each actuator.


          I cut the rods on the bottom of the actuators, but left them in there. Then removed the vacuum lines back to the valve that is on the back corner of the airbox, then unplugged that valve and removed it. Then went back to the tee that came off the throttlebody, and removed it. Then plugged the vacuum canister back on the empty nipple I just created on the throttlebody.
          Mike Rock
          NESBA #506 '98 TLR
          American cycle performance MRP motorsports

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          • #6
            Re: Air box Mod QUESTION

            Originally posted by Mikey75702 View Post
            Well, there is a vacuum line that comes off of the throttlebodies, it tees and goes to a vacuum can and the RAM air valve. The vacuum line comes out of that valve, then tees again and goes to each actuator.


            I cut the rods on the bottom of the actuators, but left them in there. Then removed the vacuum lines back to the valve that is on the back corner of the airbox, then unplugged that valve and removed it. Then went back to the tee that came off the throttlebody, and removed it. Then plugged the vacuum canister back on the empty nipple I just created on the throttlebody.
            Very descriptive, thank you.

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            • #7
              Re: Air box Mod QUESTION

              Dang it! Thats twice ive gone out to the bike with cutters in hand ready to finish this mod. No matter how hard I try I just cant do it. Something does not make sense to me? (Nevada education I guess)

              If I removed the flaps and cut all extra plastics to free up air flo, WHY do I need to remove all these other parts? If it doesn't get read by a computer, whats the diference?


              You are all doing it, why cant I? Am I over thinking this?

              commitment issues I guess??

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              • #8
                Re: Air box Mod QUESTION

                Your welcome. No problem.
                Mike Rock
                NESBA #506 '98 TLR
                American cycle performance MRP motorsports

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                • #9
                  Re: Air box Mod QUESTION

                  Originally posted by Skrpnch View Post
                  Dang it! Thats twice ive gone out to the bike with cutters in hand ready to finish this mod. No matter how hard I try I just cant do it. Something does not make sense to me? (Nevada education I guess)

                  If I removed the flaps and cut all extra plastics to free up air flo, WHY do I need to remove all these other parts? If it doesn't get read by a computer, whats the diference?


                  You are all doing it, why cant I? Am I over thinking this?

                  commitment issues I guess??
                  you don't have to. But if you do, its one less chance at a vacuum leak. Honestly cutting up the airbox is the only irreversible part.
                  Mike Rock
                  NESBA #506 '98 TLR
                  American cycle performance MRP motorsports

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                  • #10
                    Re: Air box Mod QUESTION

                    Please, If you have any knowledge about this mod, post up. I cant seem to find any threads about this particular topic, and no luck on the open web. Is this the place for TL gurus?

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                    • #11
                      Re: Air box Mod QUESTION

                      I took the actuators out took some flat plastic glued it down. Took the lines out and plugged the valve. My understanding that sealing the box helped force air threw the filter. Instead of loosing some pressure around the leaky actuators. Mine didn't seal to the box.

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                      • #12
                        Re: Air box Mod QUESTION

                        Originally posted by Skrpnch View Post
                        ..web. Is this the place for TL gurus?
                        Yep and all the guru's removed the lot. You must know that from the lack of search results about leaving them in
                        "I spent most of my money on Scotch, women and cigarettes. The rest I just wasted"

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                        • #13
                          Re: Air box Mod QUESTION

                          This mod is a waist of time.
                          But Im sure all the "experts" will disagree...



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                          • #14
                            Re: Air box Mod QUESTION

                            Originally posted by Vanguard View Post
                            This mod is a waist of time.
                            But Im sure all the "experts" will disagree...



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                            For real ?? I am just about to take this mod on myself, your the first person I've heard say that !!!

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                            • #15
                              Re: Air box Mod QUESTION

                              Originally posted by Vanguard View Post
                              This mod is a waist of time.
                              But Im sure all the "experts" will disagree...



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                              How do you come to that conclusion? It allows your engine to get un-restricted cool air at all Rpm's.
                              Mike Rock
                              NESBA #506 '98 TLR
                              American cycle performance MRP motorsports

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