Airhead airbox

Discussion in 'Airheads' started by vacantstare, Sep 28, 2010.

  1. fishkens

    fishkens Long timer

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    Power schmower.

    Those 80/90s airboxes are an abomination. They mark the destruction of a beautiful, comprehensive design and were BMW's first steps away from the ideal airhead. What came after were motorcycles pockmarked with compromises.

    No real airhead ever had a rectangular air filter.

    er, except for my '88 GS (why'd I ever trade an immaculate 78 R100S for that ugly thing?)
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  2. Max Headroom

    Max Headroom lost in the '70s

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    Yep, same sh!t, different (web) address . . . I can't be bothered.
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  3. Naed Nekkod

    Naed Nekkod Banned

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    I was also curious about the whole airbox thing..but towards the end it was kinda like watching THE VIEW.
    Just a bunch of Kackling Hens..:)

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  4. Beemerboff

    Beemerboff Long timer

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    Moorespeed already has a compromise - a square air box wit a round filter on top - and he probably thinks it makes more power than the other two.

    FWIW going to two large snorkels fattened up the midrange on both mY GS and my 1000 cc G/S, but I have non standard exhausts on both and my own ideas on CV carb set up.
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  5. Rucksta

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    Don't mention CV ideas. they just don't understand cause gravity is different where they come from.
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  6. Jasper ST4

    Jasper ST4 Guest

    It's about time something controversial came up.
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  7. supershaft

    supershaft because I can

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    That makes perfect sense to me. :clap I don't agree with you but your reasoning holds water. If I hated the way they looked, I might think that way you do.
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  8. supershaft

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    That makes perfect sense to me. :clap I don't agree with you but your reasoning holds water. If I hated the way they looked, I might think the way you do.
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  9. supershaft

    supershaft because I can

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    I am not doubting you. The whole setup is dependent on so many variables. I have tried going to two large air horns on a handful of different bikes. Most of them had non-stock mufflers and jetted Bing CV's. I tried it on one of my own bikes from stock including Bing CV's to fairly modified including 38mm Dellorto's. It always had the same effect in putting a BIG hole in the midrange. I am sure at least some of it can be reduced through differing setup but I have never tried it. What is working for you jetting wise?
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  10. Hawk Medicine

    Hawk Medicine Coyote's Brother

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    :csm :snore
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  11. Xcuvator

    Xcuvator Justa Venturer

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    Just when you thought (hoped) you'd heard it all.............
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