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    Air box mod

    Bring on the air!



    Pretty simple. Make sure you loosen BOTH sides of the airbox connected to the throttle bodies. It helps to remove fairing bolts to give fairings some movement.

    I'll see how it affects my fuel curve. So far I can feel a little boost but it is probably my wishful thinking!

    Lou
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    interesting mod

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    Quote Originally Posted by sweetlou View Post
    Bring on the air!



    Pretty simple. Make sure you loosen BOTH sides of the airbox connected to the throttle bodies. It helps to remove fairing bolts to give fairings some movement.

    I'll see how it affects my fuel curve. So far I can feel a little boost but it is probably my wishful thinking!

    Lou
    Just chop the whole thing up till you just end up with a "Frame" of say 3/8" think edges.
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    I did the same thing tonight to my z except i did 2 holes on each side. Then put a k&n in. Hoping to get some clear weather tomorrow to see how it runs .

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    I might do this when I perform my 1st service. Won't hurt anything.......let us know if you actually get anything out of it.
    "Brakes only slow you down"

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    Definitely more intake growl... I'll report to see how Auto Tune reacts to it.

    Lou
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    Wonder how lean is it gonna be?
    Does it make sense doing it on a stock bike?
    If yes do I need PCV?
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    Standard air filter, holes drilled, second flies removed = you will need a custom map to correct the A/F ratio.



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    First time I've seen that afr graph. Is that the "stock" tune? What pipe? Tons of variables with that graph.

    I drilled the holes according to Ivan's tuning. I'm also running his map designed for the modified air box, full system, and removed sub throttle "butterflies."

    A stock bike is "stock." Dont start messing with anything until you have the ability to alter fuel. I would not modify an air box with stock tune - the bike is lean enough to begin with thanks to EPA regulations

    Lou
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    Excellent, thanx
    Just like I thought
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    Quote Originally Posted by kevxtx View Post
    Standard air filter, holes drilled, second flies removed = you will need a custom map to correct the A/F ratio.


    is this with stock exhaust? i guess im not that familiar with these graphs for the bikes cause is that considered too lean? its riding out 12.5 from 6k up, thats rich ? 13.5-14.5 in the lower rpm's doesnt seem that lean..ive seen dyno graphs with a pcv start out in the mid 14's in the lower rpm's?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sweetlou View Post
    First time I've seen that afr graph. Is that the "stock" tune? What pipe? Tons of variables with that graph.

    I drilled the holes according to Ivan's tuning. I'm also running his map designed for the modified air box, full system, and removed sub throttle "butterflies."

    A stock bike is "stock." Dont start messing with anything until you have the ability to alter fuel. I would not modify an air box with stock tune - the bike is lean enough to begin with thanks to EPA regulations

    Lou

    Thanks for the advice Lou.
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    My pleasure. Remember, I say "shouldn't" does not mean "can't." You "might" be able to run it, but you "might" melt your piston rings in the process... All to save $250 on fuel management? To each their own!

    Lou
    [2011 Ninja 1000 Black] [12v Plug] [5000K HIDs] [GPS Mount] [PCV] [Auto Tune] [Full Muzzy Oval] [Modded Air Box] [Subthrottle Plates Removed] [Kleen Air Mod] [CNC Levers] [Givi Rack] [Fenda Extenda] [Muzzy Fender Eliminator] [Puig Screen] [Throttle Boss] [Symtec Heated Grips]

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