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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 06-04-2015, 12:52 PM Thread Starter
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Air Box Modification - Updated pics???

I have read about the airbox mod and the links all point to the defunct imageshack account. Does anyone have the pattern that is talked about or pics of the process to share. I've seen the photos from Bevo that was a close-up of the holes but I still can't tell where exactly the holes are put; top, bottom, left or right.

The same request for the exhaust mod.
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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 06-04-2015, 09:04 PM
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you can basically drill any pattern of holes you want into the plastic airbox. the idea is just to let more air in. you can get creative if you want. i don't think you can mess up unless you just completely hack the thing to pieces.

i don't know if there are any other exhaust mod photos, but if this is something you want to do, just shine a flashlight down there or stick a measuring tape so you have an idea of what you're cutting through.

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I looked into this as well. I found this link http://vstar.brazilmission.net/ with this pic which actually looks pretty good.
I think I can go to the local hardware store, buy 3 stainless steel sink screens (may come in a 3 pack), drill slightly smaller holes and JB Weld the screens on:
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Something like this http://www.ventmyhouse.com/categorie...-Soffit-Vents/
would probably work well to. Might be easier than trying to attach screen to the inside of the box.

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The pattern

I did find a copy.

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I looked into this as well. I found this link http://vstar.brazilmission.net/ with this pic which actually looks pretty good.
I think I can go to the local hardware store, buy 3 stainless steel sink screens (may come in a 3 pack), drill slightly smaller holes and JB Weld the screens on:
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I did something similar to mine. I drilled 1 inch holes in the back/bottom where you couldn't really see them. If you search my threads, I have a thread with pictures. Someone else posted some pictures on that thread of 1 inch filter plugs to act as a pre-filter to keep bugs out. I'm on my phone or I would copy/paste it.
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Have any of you found this helped? what are the benefits?
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Have any of you found this helped? what are the benefits?
Not unless you change the pipes and add fuel processor. Drilling the baffle in the exhaust won't do much either because the cat converter keeps it stuffed up.
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RAK mod from cc&d

Check out the RAK mod on the CC&D web site (star forum )

It shows in detail how to do this without any screens.

I performed this mod on my 650 with great results.

Easy to do with a battery drill and some cutting of the plastic housing.
Not too difficult at all...

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Check out the RAK mod on the CC&D web site (star forum )

It shows in detail how to do this without any screens.

I performed this mod on my 650 with great results.

Easy to do with a battery drill and some cutting of the plastic housing.
Not too difficult at all...

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From the looks the RAK Mod is only for the 650 as the filter on the 1100 is bigger but I'm sure it pretty close to the same thing to do .
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