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Old 03-03-2010, 06:59 AM   #46
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filter skin

There are a few companies out there, Moose Racing being one of them, that make "filter skins" for this sort of thing. Kind of a pre-filter that you wrap arround the foam filter. They usually will take care of most of the dust and what not. As exposed as that sucker looks I would give them a shot. BTW This is/is going to be an amazing bike keep up the good work!!
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Old 03-03-2010, 09:35 AM   #47
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thanks for the heads-up

going out to DeeDub and AC909 for the air filter notes.

You should have seen the dirt inside the plenum due a bad connection at the box to plenum boot. I think I have a picture of that somewhere.

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Old 03-05-2010, 05:59 PM   #48
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Warning!!!! Graphic Images.

the following posting may not be suitable for all viewers.
VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED.

In our last installment we learned how to mock-up and install an auxilary fuel tank.
In so doing, we eliminated the original air box, battery tray and CDI mounting bracket.
The CDI pack will be remounted to a new bracket on the left side of the new tank.
The air filter duties will be taken care of with a pod filter mounted on the end of the air plenum intake.

But, what about the battery tray? What can be done to fill this need?

Well, here is the original air box with intergal battery tray clamped-up in the bench vise.



If I could just seperate the battery tray from the air box....but how?
Ah....this ought to do it.



Yeah, this is working.....just a little bit more....



There....that didn't hurt....did it.



Boy, it sure is dirty inside that air box and what are those spots??? Mildew? Alien Life Forms?



And look at how well it fits. You would think that it was made for it.
Bolt it to the original bottom mount, add a couple of loop straps to the top.
Maybe throw a stiffener across the back....it don't get no better than this.



Well, I'll work out the details later.....

I sadden to report that one TransAlp air box assembly was permanently, irreversibly disfigured in the performance of this "stunt".
Management would like to apologize to anyone whose sensitivities have been offended.
And would further like to assure everyone that the guilty party(s) will not go unpunished.

Stay tuned.
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Old 03-05-2010, 06:21 PM   #49
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Old 03-05-2010, 06:48 PM   #50
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Wtf?

Noooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!

Ahh well, its all done in the name of R&D and scientific research.

If the Japanese can get away with it with whaling, we should be able to get away with it for the betterment of motorcycling??

Carry on Sir!
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Old 03-05-2010, 06:56 PM   #51
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I did some damage some time ago...from a pristine TA side panel and a battered AT side panel...



Then...



and finally...



Once you go past the no-return step, its not that bad...but be sure what you are doing!!!!
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Old 03-05-2010, 07:06 PM   #52
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I did some damage some time ago...from a pristine TA side panel and a battered AT side panel...

Once you go past the no-return step, its not that bad...but be sure what you are doing!!!!
Very nice job Locorider!
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Old 03-05-2010, 10:02 PM   #53
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Bloody nice in fact!
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Old 03-06-2010, 02:18 AM   #54
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And I have a trashed airbox I would have traded you, how sad.
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Old 03-06-2010, 05:34 AM   #55
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Its always...

the first cut that is the hardest.

Nice work Loco....

And yes we must forge ahead in the name of science.

thanks to all that read my build thread, that makes it all worthwhile.

stay tuned,
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Old 03-06-2010, 08:49 AM   #56
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Would it be a bad idea to replace the airfilter system with two K&N-style pods on top of the carbs? I know, a rejetting is necessery, but they would be up there, out of the dirt, out of the water. And give you some space down there to mount something else or get easier acces to the rear shock.
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Old 03-06-2010, 11:16 AM   #57
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The pod filters will work fine.
I have 5 k on my build and no problems even in the dustiest conditions.
Drawbacks are:
when cleaning the filters you must take care not to allow dirt to fall in the carb throat. Easy in the garage, not so easy in the field.

Have your thumb on the kill switch in the deepest water crossings as once you are in deeper than the carb throats you are in big trouble.

I'm using the pc racing filterskins and I find that they work really well.

Overall the filters worked out better than I expected.

Keep up the good work.

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Old 03-06-2010, 11:20 PM   #58
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Hey Santa,

Yes, I remembered you did use 2 pods.

Any chance you can give us the numbers for the jetting changes you had to make (stock - new)? I'm thinking of going that way as well, I've been lucky with the OEM filter once and those would give about 20cm more "clearance" I think.
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Old 03-07-2010, 05:53 AM   #59
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Or.....

Now that you are on the building mood....and have planty of space to do it...you can modify your new fuel cel and make a snorkel that will go from the plenum, up between the seat and the tank ... AfricaTwin style...

well...something like this...


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Old 03-07-2010, 07:40 AM   #60
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I would like to see....

that AT with the seat removed. You can see the air filter access in the side cover, so the snorkel must enter at the air box top forward surface. Oh course, I don't have an air box at all. (sorry, hate to bring up painfull memories)

Hey, I started the engine yesterday. Of the three CDI modules I have, all three are sketchy. Wiggle the connectors and a cylinder will kick in and out. Wiggle them just right while using the correct combination of profanity and everything runs fine. Ran trans thru the gears, no unusal noises and it shifts fine.

I have to put the fuel tank out for bids, the one shop I checked with wants way to much $$$ to do the welding. ($400) Hech, I already have the materials on hand.

Bought a clutch and throttle cable on e-bay (extreme shop..) clutch cable is fine. The throttle cable is the return cable not the pull cable, and I don't see any other choose in their listings. The differemce is subtle, for now I'll jerry-rig it.

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