New 950/990 air filtration system development

Discussion in 'Dakar champion (950/990)' started by alongat, Feb 9, 2019.

  1. alongat

    alongat Fesh Fesh

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    Yes - this system will fit the SM/SMR/SMT as well.
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  2. FenceJumper09

    FenceJumper09 Been here awhile

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    Fantastic!

    Starting to save up for a mass order from you when this is introduced!!
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    alongat Fesh Fesh

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    Thank you for the support!!!

    Testing has exposed one minor change required...working on it as quickly as possible now.
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  4. Olmatey

    Olmatey Been here awhile

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    I know its been asked before, but how does this open filter setup effect fuel economy on a 950? I currently have the head2wind prefilter /jettingsetup and wouldnt say its great fuel economy.
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  5. alongat

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    In terms of economy, there are so many factors weighing in that I think it would be irresponsible to comment on the impact of any air filter system on fuel economy given all the permutations of tuning via jetting and carb settings. I doubt highly that our air filtration solution would differ than the others in the market today nor would it result in any difference in power over those. Poor fuel economy is definitely more of a result of jetting and tuning vs your current actual air filter system. I am entirely focused on:
    1- superior seal
    2- ease of filter change/cleaning/replacing
    3- access to and cost of replacement filters
    4- overall cost to customer

    In other words, if you’re running any of the existing ITG filter based solutions and swap over to ours, I’d be surprised if difference in power or fuel consumption would vary more than a few percent if at all. Having said that, I do believe our approach offers improvements that may result in more efficiency (power and consumption) but at this point, I can’t really make and defendable or proven claims.
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  6. nk14zp

    nk14zp Long timer

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    Economical 950 is an oxymoron. By the times I factor in rear tires it's cheaper to haul mine in the wifes sprinter. I have yet to put the bike in the van. On the same topic my FXRT is about the same mpg, less hp but more potato,potato at idle.
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  7. nk14zp

    nk14zp Long timer

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    And am I the only one that clicks on this hoping to see pics?
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  8. Rharr

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    Will your design be an open element design like the ITG and rotweiler or will you be doing some sort of box or housing to reduce intake noise?
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  9. alongat

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    Soon come... :)
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    alongat Fesh Fesh

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    It will be an open element. You don’t like the LC8 full throttle howl of Honky the Christmas Goose? I find it intoxicating...
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    Rharr Been here awhile

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    Ok thanks for the update. I do like the sound when ripping in the dirt and riding angry, but 300 miles on highway tends to drone on. I gave up my remus and went with a Q4 because of the highway drone.
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  12. alongat

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    We will be supplying a prefilter that goes over the base filter element - that should help quiet things down from the annoying drone of highway motoring...
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  13. LocuL

    LocuL Gnarly Steward

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    Im at 7L/100km
    My manly Nissan Leaf is around 1.4L/100km
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    alongat Fesh Fesh

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    I’m also at about 7/100...sucks...
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    I am at 6lt/100 and could go better that that with ease, it is just a matter of jetting/mapping :1drink

    any news of the final product?release date is most important...
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  16. alongat

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    Very close to final...testing exposed one thing I wanted to change. I should be ready to produce and then ready for purchase in April.
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  17. michel3vb

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    Also waiting for the first pictures...
    Is the new air filter mounted on your 950 Alon?
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  18. juames

    juames Have Fun, Don't Die!

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  19. Chalk

    Chalk Been here awhile

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    Stop with the teasing and get some photos up Alon!
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  20. DirtyADV

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    Update?

    We NEED this!

    Looked at how messy my poor bike is since it's was not cleaned before winter storage.

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