Originally Posted by nbrooks
One more pic of the filter installed on the bike. If you click on the pic it will take you to my photobucket page where you can view the full pic and use the zoom feature if you would like. I have not found a better was to post pics off my camera onto the forum. So if anyone has a better suggestion, please let me know. I did add an aditional bead of siliconearound the edges of the outside of the filter to add a bit more confidence in the filter. I had also ordered an additional stock filter prior to cutting up the one I had, just in case things went wrong, I would still have a filter to use. Overall I am happy with the way the filter turned out. I thought it was quite entertaining for someone to assume I photoshopped the filter, just did not anticipate that one. What would be in that for me? Besides I am not that good with a computer. I came up with an idea due to lack of an aftermarket filter, I tried it, and then shared my results. That's what forums are for. I may be a Noob to this site, but I have had Motorcycles and ATVs for the the past 25 yrs. I always find myself taking things appart to see how they work or to "improve" them . Sometimes it works in my favor and sometimes I end up creating a lot more work for myself. I have put 1000 miles on my CRF in the last two months, mostly riding in the desert of Utah and Arizona. I have really enjoyed the bike and the mods I have made have really opened the bike up. FYI the bulk foam from Uni was about $12 and came with enough foam to cover this filter area about four times, so plenty.
I think it's innovative and a great Get Er' Done attitude shown here and for one appreciate your efforts to share. To me the number of someone's posts don't mean shit especially when showing real deal ADVrider spirit and contributing to the pool for all of us.
I don't think I'll be spending $100 for an air filter for this bike, even if it's made with unabtanium, but that's just me.
We'll see what else comes out, but could just as easily go with a DIY solution, especially with the low cost involved. It just needs to be serviceable while on the road.
Once it's about time to replace the OEM filter I'll know, but a cleanable foam filter that can have removable skins on it is important to me for what we will be doing with this bike. A little improvement in performance won't hurt either.
Thanks for posting.