universal airboxs?

Discussion in '2 smokers' started by zetabird, Jul 16, 2014.

  1. zetabird

    zetabird Been here awhile

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    well the airbox for my pe is missing, right now its just a cone filter slapped on it but i want something alittle more water resistant without buying a used factory for 100 bucks on ebay. is anyone here running a rigged or home made one?
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  2. athomerecords25

    athomerecords25 Banned

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    Most of the people here whom restore bikes will tell you to keep watching ebay until you find the correct airbox for cheap (they will pop up, I got an 1983 Yamaha YZ490 airbox for $28).

    Yet as a Teen I had a buddy who's dad was great at fabricating parts (he was a Janitor by trade and not a metal worker) and when a bike was missing an airbox, he would just use the front airbox mounts to start with and build a basic square airbox out of sheet metal.

    Same guy welded my frame on my 1982 Suzuki RM125. Never once had a problem with it. In typing this out, I actually need to track him down to do some work on a few of my bikes.
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  3. zetabird

    zetabird Been here awhile

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    i was thinking about makeing a metal one here at the shop i work at, may give it a try
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