What about rain? do you know if doing the airbox mod and riding in the rain will this get into the air box now that the hole is much bigger.
you could just cut out the area under the hood of the lid. it even looks stock but gives you more airflow. I don't imagine the difference between a full hack and the modified chop would be detectable as far as power is concerned
The tune I was using before the airbox mod was the PCIIIusb: M227-002 Two brothers slip on exhaust, Stock or aftermarket air filter right off the Dyno-Jet website. I rode with just that for over 400 miles before doing the airbox mod. I now have over 1500 miles on the setup. I can't tell you why you have heat issues because I have no problems what so ever. Sure there is a little more intake growl under throttle, the gas mileage will suffer if you like hearing it growl too often. I've been watching my mileage with every tank and have ranged from 32 mpg to 48 mpg all depending on how I ride and who I'm riding with. I did have one tank with a short 45 mile bonzi ride and got only 12 mpg but I think I must have blown the math because nothing has been less then 32 since. Personally I think it is running a bit rich if anything. But I'll never know without a little dyno time.Underdog,
Was that tune with the same setup, but just cutting the airbox open, or was that your PCIII tune?
Maybe you were running hotter because you were running too lean? I think that will cause a lot of excess heat. I can't imagine cutting your airbox would really create any extra noticable heat, unless you're not fueling properly to compensate the increase in air.
So do you really need a PCIII with this mod? Last year I cut my cover up but not too big because I dont have a PCIII and figured I could do more later. Well later came yesterday I cleaned the whole thing up real nice and left the scoop on top and everything inside is flush to that and the opening of the scoop.
I have Muzzy slip-ons and air box mod with the stock filter. Think I need a PCIII? If so Ill probably go all out and get a race filter and maybe a custom tune but if I can leave it as is and not burn anything up id like to do that for a bit. What do you guys think?