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Old 04-14-2015, 05:15 AM   #1
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r1100gs intake manifold removal

Mine has the air intake sucking air from the left side, above the left cylinder. There is a unifilter pre-filter slipped inside.
Since fitting the 21" knobbie with no low fender, the prefilter seems to be filling up with crap a lot quicker.
Also easy to wet it when washing the bike, creating a watery oily sludge in the pre-filter.
Has anyone removed the intake from the main air cleaner? Any dramas with this?
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Old 04-14-2015, 08:22 AM   #2
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I think that part is pretty important, considering that I have seen "tuning" based on just replacing that plastic part :)

Try running a vacuum cleaner hose next to the windshield level. If no improvement, at least you would have some explaining to do when meeting jap bike riders

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Old 04-14-2015, 08:26 AM   #3
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What Dan said. The snorkel is a tuned length.
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Old 04-14-2015, 02:38 PM   #4
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That would be awesome for deep water crossings too!
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Old 04-14-2015, 02:49 PM   #5
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When i wash mine i always put a plastic bag/rubber band over the inlet.
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Old 04-14-2015, 02:59 PM   #6
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Good idea, I reckon I'll do that too for now.
I wonder how warm the air is there, especially during slow going? It must draw some warm air from above the left cylinder. That wouldn't help matters in slow summer traffic.
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Old 04-14-2015, 05:53 PM   #7
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I was thinking about deep sixing my lower mud guard. Now, I think I'll keep it. Thanks.
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Old 04-14-2015, 09:19 PM   #8
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Good idea, I reckon I'll do that too for now.
I wonder how warm the air is there, especially during slow going? It must draw some warm air from above the left cylinder. That wouldn't help matters in slow summer traffic.
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Good idea, I reckon I'll do that too for now.
I wonder how warm the air is there, especially during slow going? It must draw some warm air from above the left cylinder. That wouldn't help matters in slow summer traffic.

Well seeing as the oldest 1100GS models are now 21 years old i'm sure we'd have heard about any problems by now.
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Old 04-15-2015, 05:32 AM   #10
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That's cos melted riders at traffic lights tell no tales...
I definitely don't want a lower guard. Will have to come up with another solution. Maybe a bit of stainless mesh if front of the intake, to deflect the bigger chunks of rock.
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