Air box thoughts...
Guys, I noticed some talk about the 2014 Ninja 1000 airbox. There was mention of new velocity stacks, but thats not the only thing.
Some of the early release info talked abotu "ram air" Very odd, since the new bike has no duct work to accomplish this. Must be magical? I recently had too much time on my hands, and went through the assembly part by part. I hope this link works as its the parts diagram of the 2014 ninja 1000 airbox. https://www.kawasakiepc.com/SystemSe...TOKEN=41666379
Its fun to search parts right from kawasaki. If you click on a part, it will bring up a small box. Right above "part number", in the small box, you'll see a yellow question mark. Clicking on the mark will show where the part is also used. Want to know if a relay box from a 2008 Concours 14 will fit a 2012 Ninja 1000? Click the box, and you'll see it does. VERY handy for used parts, ebay, etc.
It does show the same part number for all four of the velocity stacks. They now appear to be medium length instead of two short, and two long. A person could duplicate this by ordering four part number 14073-0722. It might be fun, but they are slightly too expensive.
But the interesting part I found was 11065-0815. The part is called a "cap" On the older bike it has one hole in it..maybe 1 inch...and it appears to attempt to make the volume of the airbox smaller. The new part had many more holes in it to allow for better airflow....I THINK its the mod they did to improve the intake noise sound.
I have a spare airbox, I'll give it a try as soon as I can. I'm not ordering the new part, too much $$$, but a step bit should get me close.
Never did find the ram air intake. The new bike has an intake just like the old one.
Can't access link. Sounds interesting though. How can we get access ?
See if this link works better.
Its Kawasaki's official parts breakdown. From the link, You'll have to select the correct bike.
Definitely to change/ increase the intake sound... Drilling an air box cover is an old trick to get more induction noise (holes on the intake side of the filter element of course not on the engine side!). Some car manufacturers sell expensive "performance intake covers" for this very reason... Size and number of holes equals more / different sound...
Racer944, makes sense. The lid is a strange piece as it appears to do nothing other than divide the intake side into two parts. The lower section is pretty much un-used except for the inch sized hole connecting the two sides. Is this right? Thats all there is to it?