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my airbox modification for a desert ride

Post  Andrea XR-Italia.com on Mon Mar 23, 2009 5:02 pm



























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Very much positively impressed

Post  Bump on Mon Mar 23, 2009 5:06 pm

Excellent work. Thanks!
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Post  Clipity on Mon Mar 23, 2009 7:08 pm

That is sweet 2 thumbs nice fab work!
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Post  Off the Grid on Mon Mar 23, 2009 8:42 pm

Well done! No sand is getting through there!
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Post  bakeray on Tue Mar 24, 2009 4:33 am

Thats a nice set up there.
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Hey Andrea

Post  Bump on Fri Mar 27, 2009 5:25 pm

Any pictures of it on the bike yet?

Nice work!
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Post  Focker on Fri Mar 27, 2009 7:06 pm

I like your fabbing...And your post style rocks...No words!

What kind of material did you use?

Was it cut by sharks with frick'in laser beams on their heads?

Nice job. BRP smile

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Post  Andrea XR-Italia.com on Tue Dec 01, 2009 8:32 pm

sorry fo the delay
the material is stainless steel, cut by laser beam.
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Post  xrmanu on Wed Dec 02, 2009 10:12 pm

I made something simular so I can use modded CRF sidepanels.

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Rock through the backside

Post  Matthendurocat on Fri Jan 08, 2010 4:12 am

Those mods above look great. I have heard somewhere that a rock can sometimes get thrown through the back of the box by the tire. I have heard of debri making its way into the engine and grenading it. If you take your finger and sort of tap on the airbox back there it feels fragile and I bet a rock could get tossed through it.It makes me nervous and I have been thinking of taking some sheet aluminum and making a plate to protect the airbox. Anyone heard anything about that before? -Matt
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I know a guy it happened to

Post  Bump on Sat Jan 09, 2010 2:44 am

He's a friend of a mechanic I know in Petaluma. It happened about 60 miles or so from the end of the 1000. And it was a brand new engine. Exactly what you said. A rock was thrown into the air box cover there. Since I heard about it I have been thinking of a guard as well. There seem to me to be two problems to address. It needs to absorb the energy and it needs to stop the projectile. My think at this point is to glue about a 1/4 inch of inner tube to the back of the Ti plate: http://www.aerostich.com/aerostich-titanium-sidestand-plate.html Then glue or velcro or somehow attach the rubber side to the area of unprotected airbox.

The Ti plate is flat but it's only $15 so it's cheap. Perhaps just epoxying on some rubber will work better though. I'll ask what they did with the Team bikes... No use reinventing the wheel here.

Matthendurocat wrote:Those mods above look great. I have heard somewhere that a rock can sometimes get thrown through the back of the box by the tire. I have heard of debri making its way into the engine and grenading it. If you take your finger and sort of tap on the airbox back there it feels fragile and I bet a rock could get tossed through it.It makes me nervous and I have been thinking of taking some sheet aluminum and making a plate to protect the airbox. Anyone heard anything about that before? -Matt
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Re: my airbox modification for a desert ride

Post  modette on Sat Jan 09, 2010 3:21 pm

I like the airbox filter bracket, do you plan to make more and sell them? Looks like a good thing there.
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Re: my airbox modification for a desert ride

Post  Andrea XR-Italia.com on Sat Jan 09, 2010 8:03 pm

no sorry, I don't think to make it anymore...
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Hey Bump,

Post  Matthendurocat on Sun Jan 10, 2010 1:06 am

How about glueing on a sheet of kevlar? You said air box cover, I dont know if you know what I mean. I mean the surface of the air box directly forward and above the tire. Right? -Matt
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