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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 03-01-2015, 05:56 PM Thread Starter
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Pod install

I installed pods this weekend and it went very well. I wanted to avoid intake and engine noise so I installed the filters inside the air box. I sealed the original intake hole and the PCV hole with cutout plastic and JB Weld and then used JB Weld to epoxy in the exhaust pipe pieces used to hold the filters. I made a PCV filter similar to the power drink bottle but used 1/2" PVC with end caps. I used the recommended jetting on the Wiki KB page and so far it seems perfect, will check plugs after some riding time. Also made a manometer out of spice bottles and it worked fine.







Want to say thanks to all who contributed to the Wiki KB page, could not have done the mod without it.

Main reason for the mod was for a custom look, I wanted to get rid of the air filter and plan to install a carb cover like on the left side of the bike. I just need a mounting bracket for a carb cover, if anyone has one laying around I will be happy to buy it from you.

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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 03-01-2015, 06:36 PM
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Looks good Loup. Let us know how it performs. You might just have developed a new way of doing the pods mod.

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I took it out for a short ride to get gas and it ran great, no issues. As I put some time on the bike I will post updates.

I got the idea from one of the delphi forum links on the Wiki KB page where someone installed a single filter inside the air box to work in addition to the dog bowl, I just took it one step further.

Power increase is noticeable but I did not push it.

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Update. After a thousand miles or so the plugs look great, the mileage improved 2mpg to 40mpg, 140 miles before reserve. As far as power goes, I never pushed the bike before so I can't really give a good opinion. I had replaced the exhaust baffles with 1.5" tailpipe and the Wiki KB for this mod is spot on.

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Thanks for the update. Do you have pictures of the bike?
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Looks good! I was having trouble picturing how the setup connected to the carbs, then I realized that you're utilizing the filters inside out.. That's clever! So the air comes in through the inside of the filters and then into the carbs. Originally I was trying to figure out what kind of contraption you were using to connect to the outside of the airbox to the carbs.. Silly me.. haha

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I got the idea from another forum post, I would share the link but I did not save it. I put a carb cover on the right side, just like the left and painted the cylinders black.



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I got the idea from another forum post, I would share the link but I did not save it. I put a carb cover on the right side, just like the left and painted the cylinders black.



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Looks Great! I really like the cylinders painted black..
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Looks good! I was having trouble picturing how the setup connected to the carbs, then I realized that you're utilizing the filters inside out.. That's clever! So the air comes in through the inside of the filters and then into the carbs. Originally I was trying to figure out what kind of contraption you were using to connect to the outside of the airbox to the carbs.. Silly me.. haha

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It would be great if someone could explain this inside out concept as I am as confused as you were

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It would be great if someone could explain this inside out concept as I am as confused as you were
Basically he mounted the filters inside the air box by cutting holes in the side and epoxying the pipe rings in place to mount the filters to. So the air is pulled in from the sides of the air box and through the filters on the inside of the box and into the carb elbows.
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