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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-12-2019, 02:10 PM Thread Starter
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I'm thinking about doing the open air intake / exhaust / tuner thing to my 2012 Vstar 950.
I found a Kuryakyn alley Cat that fits at a good price. There are no dimensions on any of Mfg websites of these things. This is the round caged style with the K & N filter element.

For those of you who have done this mod - My question; Does the filter element stick out any further than the stock unit?

Here is a pic of the Intake.
It looks like different brand intakes of this style are about the same size but none of the manufacturers list dimensions.
I don't want a unit that sticks out so far I have to rearrange the way I sit.
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-12-2019, 05:13 PM
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i have the LA Choppers XXX air intake on my 950 which looks very similar. it does stick out a tad bit further than the stock airbox cover. the only drawback is on long stretches of highway your legs get a little more fatigued since they are sticking out a little further from the tank and absorbing more wind.

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My experience has been the same as Bevoís. I have the same air filter kit that he does and your right leg will get a little more fatigued.
Opening up the air filter system was the most noticeable improvement Iíve made performance wise. The 950ís run very lean from the factory as theyíre required to pass strict California EPA laws.


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You might want to take a look at the Cobra Powerflo one. Much more compact and does not interfere with your leg position.
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-13-2019, 11:00 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the feedback.
I'm going to keep looking for a slimmer box.
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