990 Adventure + Moto Hooligan airbox

Discussion in 'Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc)' started by Rich2wd, Apr 22, 2011.

  1. Rich2wd

    Rich2wd Been here awhile

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    G'day all, has anyone here besides 'holeshotmike' http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=15308241 that have fitted the Moto Hooligan Airbox to their 990 Adventure?

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    I understand that it will diminish the dirt bike capabilities of the ADV but as a HP junkie and riding a majority of my time on tar it has to be a good thing right. Are there others out there with the Moto Hooligan Airbox?

    Cheers Rich
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  2. ColoSean

    ColoSean Yard-sale Expert

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    I had a friend put it on his Super Duke and loved it! With an aftermarket exhaust and tuned, it added a lot to the bike. Plus, I've met Aaron (his shop is near my house) and he's a super cool guy. Sorry, that's all the input I have for you.
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  3. cjracer

    cjracer AWD please!!

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  4. Rich2wd

    Rich2wd Been here awhile

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    G'day CJ, yep I'm onto it mate the Outerwears pre-filter. I haven't read a bad word about the Moto Hooligan airbox, I just hope it suits the life style of the ADV. Hey CJ why the necessity of the custom base plate?

    Cheers Rich

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  5. tahoeacr

    tahoeacr Long timer

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    I wouldn't bother with it for an Adventure. They work great on the other LC-8s but the Adv. has those big fuel tanks that block all the engine heat in. If you put it on without making some kind of heat management you will loose hp.
    This is the P-3 that Marlee Parks made before the motohooligan guy came on the scene. Later I made a raised Carbon fibre roof like the moto box. The raised roof gave me 2hp but that only brought me back up to where I was with my modified stock airbox. In this picture I was still getting more hot air in. The front had to be closed off all the way to the radiator.
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    I was thinking about adding some NACA ducts on the sides of the glove box.
    You can see that there isn't any room on the sides really for airflow once you try and block out the hot air.
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    At this point I was still getting 160 degree temps in the airbox area.
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  6. 924sas

    924sas Been here awhile

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    i was thinking of the hooligan airbox - it just looks the thing:evil
    but went for the all in one package of a guy in my home town - dyno run, optimizing via mapping in small box (similar to pc), airbox (simple version, the bottom part stays original)

    the outcome is more than satisfying for me and would be even better, if i wouldnt ride with db-killer and cat...

    the only downside is the "sound" of the airbox if you twist the throttle... yes, it puts a huge grin on your face and it's great if you want to shock people, but on the long run... not sure yet.

    and yes, it would be better, if there would be more cold air... but loosing some horses on the way doesnt bother me at all. she still pulls my arms long :D

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  7. cjracer

    cjracer AWD please!!

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    I need it offset for the Front Wheel Drive shaft. No issues for fit on a normal 950 Carbed bikes. Fit on perfect.

    I don't have the option of an air box on this bike and I'm not ready to swap on the FCR's until the bike gets broken in a bit more. :lol3
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  8. mousitsas

    mousitsas Long timer

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    My understanding is that our carbs (not sure if this applies to all CV carbs, but probably does) have better response if the airbox vacuum is higher (more restricting airbox) rather than lower (free-er flowing airbox). This is the reason I guess that H2W kit works so well with the additional filter, but it looses a tiny bit of top end response.
    So, if this is correct, then you will loose low-mid torque on a 950, something that I guess is valuable to your AWD bike.
    Correct me if I am wrong.

    With FI is a whole different story.
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  9. Rich2wd

    Rich2wd Been here awhile

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    Thanks for all the replies fella's, an interesting read weighing up the pro's & cons in regards to the Moto Hooligan Airbox. I'm hoping for further discussion and information in the near future.

    Cheers Rich
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  10. cjracer

    cjracer AWD please!!

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    I agree. Adding the H2W prefilter and jet kit long before the AWD conversion did seem to add more bottom end pull and throttle response. It also smoothed out a dip in the power curve around 3,500 RPM when I did some dyno testing. I'm no carb expert. If the bikes running and I can travel from sea level to 13,000 feet I'm happy. I don't have time to seek perfection.

    After the AWD conversion I could no longer use the Stock Airbox. My only option was to run an open filter element. I put the jetting back to stock to richen it up again and I was surprised it felt so well after reading so much on here about how bad it was going to be.???? Maybe the 2-1 pipe helped in the bottom end power. I can still pull the front end up like I could in the past. I do feel more top end power on the freeway now (passing power).

    It's running. I drove it to Moab and back. Geek drove it. He didn't seem to complain about the loss of power. I have abouut 6,000 miles on this setup so far. I guess until I get it back on the dyno I won't know for sure. I checked it at around 70,000 before the AWD conversion. When I get back from Alaska-Mexico in late July I'll try and dyno it again. Should be about 100,000 then.

    W/ the AWD the bike pulls so much more. The LC8 still has enough power to spin up both wheels in the dirt at will. If I did lose a little bottom end, it's not slowed me down. I wish I had more insite, but that's all I got at the moment. Let the testing continue.:freaky
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  11. FINNDIAN

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    if it was made for fcr's and had a large base plate that kept out the hot and ducted in cold air I'd want one.
    cj?

    I'd sacrifice the odd deep water crossing for more power all the time.
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  12. cjracer

    cjracer AWD please!!

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    I didn't "Feel" an issue with heat or notice the loss of HP, but Tahoeacr has done more testing than I have and I'm sure he has the numbers to prove it.

    W/ the FCRs, you just put Pod filters on, that's a project for later this year. Flanny did a slick setup for the FCRs.
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  13. dogsslober

    dogsslober No neck tie, Ti neck

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    H2W is working on jetting for the M H air box :clap He will be going to the dyno next week:evil
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  14. mousitsas

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    In case he reads this, I do hope he will provide graphs of the M.H. setup against the prefilter setup :ear
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  15. 924sas

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    here is one of my graphs ...but we will have another go once i've got the mapping from original to akra changed...

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  16. cjracer

    cjracer AWD please!!

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    :clap Great to hear. It would be wonderful to get one of his kits before I leave and not wonder.
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  17. tahoeacr

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    I find it takes a big improvement before I can feel it. Just 100hp and 500lbs throws this old guy off. I tried and tried to get a good dyno test showing the air temp change. I could record 160 degree in the stock airbox but couldn't reproduce this on the dyno. The problem was to get the airbox that hot I had to shut off the dyno fans Then the oil temp would go up. I do all my dyno runs with oil temp at 185 and Engine coolant at 195. I could get repeat proof that in a rise from 100 IAT to 115 IAT there was a drop of 4/10 whp. Not much but what really happens when it gets in the 140 to 160 range? We all know that colder air is more HP I just couldn't prove it:rofl.
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  18. Rich2wd

    Rich2wd Been here awhile

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  19. Kenbike

    Kenbike Been here awhile

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    Rich How has your new air box system worked for your bike?

    Is it to loud?

    What mods to the bike do you have in place?
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  20. srad600

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    This looks like a very clean alternative to the OEM airbox. I've been going back and forth between the moto hooligan box and the CPR fab system. Can't really decide if one is better than the other at the moment. I believe you keep the "glove box" with both, and they both come with pre-filters now...

    Has anyone tried both? Preferences? :ear
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