Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Corona De Tucson, AZ
Pod style air filters replace everything...from filter to air box. The filters mount right to the carbs.
That ram air mod on Ebay is a total rip off....it will do almost nothing for performance.
No matter what you do the the stock exhaust, unless you toss the front pipes into the garbage can, you' re not going to get much if any increase in performance. All you get is a little noise. They are so small a diameter and that is the biggest reason for poorer performance.
No matter what exhaust you have, pods will still give you 10 HP and it is the single most important performance modification you can make on an 1100. It's also one of the least expensive. It's not totally necessary to put on an aftermarket exhaust system to realize superb results...but they will make a dramatic difference with pods.
The other filter set ups out there that just replace the air filter do very little for performance and lots of riders put them on just for looks and use pods as their actual filter set up.
Sick Mick* 2006 V Star 1100 Custom
--- Striping, lettering and paint by Sick Mick – 6* Tree - 2" extended forks – 21" front wheel - HK Sideburners - Progressive rear shock – Pods – Sick Mick solenoid delete - Spring seat - and other stuff