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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-16-2016, 08:52 AM Thread Starter
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Fake air intake?

I just put pods on my 2001 100 Classic to improve performance and get that big, bulky dog dish out of my way...but now without it the right side of the engine looks a little empty. Any suggestions for something to dress up that side of the engine a little and cover the carbs without spending a fortune?
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Personally I like the looks of the "spike" style intakes like this one, but not sure if their cost qualifies as a "fortune" (I think they can be had for about $80)

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I guess by a fortune I'd like something definitely under $100 and the lower the better...lol.
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I just left it open for a very long time.....there are carbs in there and carbs are cool. Let 'em show!

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For me, running pods, it's strictly a "looks" thing anyway... and like Mick, I rather like the 'naked' look so have nothing there myself.

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I may just go with the naked look for a while, need to get a couple brackets off that look a little goofy with nothing attached to them. I finally got the chance to go for a ride last night since it has rained non stop here the last few days. Just by seat of the pants feel there is definitely more power and it has a little deeper tone when you are on the throttle.
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It'll definitely help everything run cooler if you leave it open...

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Leaving it open, removed a couple of the unnecessary brackets after work today.
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Any suggestions for something to dress up that side of the engine a little and cover the carbs without spending a fortune?

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