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post #1 of 28 (permalink) Old 02-05-2012, 08:04 PM Thread Starter
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I recently installed a BAK and moved the coils to the tank area so with the coils gone I wanted to do something different with the stock cover. I thought it might be cool to change the look of the stock liner with a black intake filter. It isn't a night and day difference but it's different and that is what I was going for.

After moving the coils and bracket I had to figure out how to attach the filter to the side of the bike. I thought I could use the existing bracket but that was a no go. Instead I bought some aluminum and bent my own bracket. I had fun bending, cutting, and figuring it all out. If I get tired of the look I can always go back to stock.







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Well executed sir.
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Nicely done.I would like to see a picture when you get your tank back on of the whole bike.
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Will do. The cool thing is that I can now mount anything I want as a cover. I found a really cool bone skull. I may buy it and then cut it to ab about 3" thick since it comes 7.5" and see if I like it better.
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Will do. The cool thing is that I can now mount anything I want as a cover. I found a really cool bone skull. I may buy it and then cut it to ab about 3" thick since it comes 7.5" and see if I like it better.

a jackalope would look awesome
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I give it some thought LOL
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I recently installed a BAK and moved the coils to the tank area so with the coils gone I wanted to do something different with the stock cover. I thought it might be cool to change the look of the stock liner with a black intake filter. It isn't a night and day difference but it's different and that is what I was going for.

After moving the coils and bracket I had to figure out how to attach the filter to the side of the bike. I thought I could use the existing bracket but that was a no go. Instead I bought some aluminum and bent my own bracket. I had fun bending, cutting, and figuring it all out. If I get tired of the look I can always go back to stock.







Hey ...looks great...its what personal customizing is all a bout. Curious I have the BAK on its way...how difficult was this to install? how difficult was it ot move the coils......cheers

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post #8 of 28 (permalink) Old 02-07-2012, 06:30 AM Thread Starter
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It wasn't hard at all. Just make sure you mark everything so it all goes back the way it should. If you aren't going to change the side cover than there is no reason to move the coils. It's totally optional. What BAK did you buy. I got the Barrons. It is made well and when on pretty easy. The harderst part is taking off the tank (you can move it to the side too) and the stock airbox.
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I'm completely confused on the whole "fake air filter" thing. Why not just put a little cover together to cover the exposed bolt/holes/anything left behind when moving the coils and let those big jugs hang out? This is like getting those fake porthole vents at pep boys and slapping them on a fender.
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post #10 of 28 (permalink) Old 02-07-2012, 11:06 AM
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traderfjp, fake or function, if a "hot rod" look is what you were going for, you did a fine job!



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