SportingWood's KTM 950 & 990 Air Filter Kit
Photos courtesy of thumper996
SportingWood's SW7 intake system makes more power for your LC8. There is absolutely no other modification that costs so little while rewarding so much. The improvement doesn't stop at horsepower gains, better throttle response and a flatter, quicker torque curve either. Eliminating the KTM's bulky and restrictive airbox makes carburetor access possible and valve service a snap. More airflow under the tank makes for a cooler running engine too. ITG's Megaflow dual layer foam racing filter more than triples filtration area and provides the added security only oiled foam can provide in dusty adventure biking conditions. Plus its infinitely reusable.
* Precision Laser Cut Anodized Alloy Adapter Plate won't crack, leak, warp or deform like nearly identical systems costing nearly twice as much.
* No other kit seals as well nor provides an OEM style connection as these. Rather than simply sitting on top of an O or X ring, this adapter has its attachment integrated into the flange by way of custom molded Buna-N rubber grommets. This Seals all three mounting surfaces, prevents any metal on metal contact and effectively isolates vibration.
* High Quality Dual Density ITG Foam Air Filter allows for far better power, easier carburetor access, far easier servicing and is easily cleaned and reused over and over again.
*Dzus quarter turn fasteners and clips that make access a simple matter of two quick turns without the need for tools.
I want to clear up some misconceptions regarding the SW7 product.
The basic baseplate design to utilize an ITG style filter has been around for quite some time. So, in essence, we're all copycats. It was popularized in club and professional road and dirt track racing, various Porsche enthusiast circles, and by experimental aircraft folks.
An example would be Coast Fabrication, a great outfit which has been selling these type of baseplates for many years for numerous applications. The remarkable innovation in the SW7 system is the patent pending sealing method utilizing space-age, custom molded polymer grommets, rather than inexpensive o-rings.
We spec an aviation quality aluminum alloy baseplate for this application due to it's remarkable anti-corrosive properties and fatigue resistance. The plate is precision cut to our CNC specs utilizing a 4000 watt Amada Gemini CO2 laser. The baseplates are then moved into a HAAS CNC milling machine for final machining. The finished baseplate is then hard anodized to a classified milspec. It's bombproof.
Recent misconceptions regarding aluminum baseplate "heatsoak" is non-sensical in this application. The aluminum baseplate weighs under 100 grams, and dumps heat remarkably fast. It heats quickly, but cools quickly. It's one of the fantastic material qualities of aluminum. If the baseplate were required to be significantly more massive, say, for a turbocharged V8 intake plenum, then the mass of the material would be significant, and we'd spec an autoclaved carbon fiber composite.
"Why not a injection molded baseplate?"
It's heavier, not thermally stable, retains heat longer, and in our opinion, perhaps not the most economical and best solution for the application. Our engineering analysis lead us back to aluminum alloys after consulting experts in metalurgy, materials science and thermodynamics and after exploring various composite options.
Hardly. SW7 is uniqely located in the Technology Corridor of North Carolina. We utilize the most sophisticated, multi-million dollar equipment available on the planet, not antiques. We have hundreds of kits out in the market, and not a single failure or return. We're convinced that our product is not only the least expensive on the market, but the best one on the market. Period.
"How come your product is sigificantly less expensive than your competitors?"
Because we're smart enough to not to have to carry the burden of huge shop overhead, and can take advantage of precision equipment at low cost, we pass the savings and expertly crafted products to you, our customer. We don't sell through dealers. We sell direct, eliminating all that excess markup.
We don't bother with stenciling our name on the ITG filter, applying decals, or engraving our product. It just adds cost. We are motorcycle enthusiasts, like you. We believe you deserve the finest product at the lowest cost. Why spend more?
SW7 has spent literally hundreds of hours working with jetting manufacturers to help design a product that works on the carbureted LC8's in the 'real world'. We're here to help your LC8 run like KTM never could.
Additional information and important things to know about this mod.
No filter oil or cleaner is included
, you must purchase this separately. Do not use alcohol based oil or cleaners on the filter. The alcohol breaks down the filter's adhesive bond. The importer says that some alcohol based filter oils and cleaners such as Notoil, K&N, etc..., have had detrimental effects on the filters. For this reason I recommend to oil with a good alcohol free oil and clean with soap and water alone which works pretty well anyway.
Kits include plate, adapter grommets, filter, Dzus fasteners, and clips. The standard OFF-ROAD USE ONLY Kit does not include any accommodation to adapt crankcase ventilation inside the ITG filter.
I can drill the plate by special request for those wishing to install the crankcase vent inside the airbox. I now include a vent tube that re-routes the crankcase breather to over the countershaft sprocket. This puts the warm water vapor and oil mist somewhere it doesn't cost performance and may actually serve to lube the chain! Alternatively, many customers choose to attach a generic 5/8" breather to the end of the factory hose.
A free flowing exhaust and re-jetting (950) or re--mapping (990) is an absolute requirement for safe use of this product.
I sell and fully support users who opt for the Factory Pro Jet Kit for the 950's. I highly recommend using TuneECU
for 990's. PM for mapping suggestions tailored for your bike.
SportingWood ITG JC30-65 package
including plate, filter, grommets, crankcase breather tube, Dzus clips and all necessary fasteners. Does NOT
FIT SUPER ENDURO (990 version displayed above)
SportingWood ITG JC30-65 'Sausage' filter package for 950 SE
including plate, grommets, crankcase breather tube, Dzus clips and all necessary fasteners.
SportingWood SW7 ITG filter plate only (no filter)
with grommets, Dzus clips and fasteners. (950 version displayed above)
ITG JC30-65 air filter only (other heights available by special order) $119
ITG JC30-65 Sausage Version air filter only (other heights available by special order) $149
ITG Dual Filtration Over-Sock $58
SAS Block Off Plates $18
Factory Pro Jet Kit
with replacement titanium needles and clips, more main jets than you will need(158, 160, 162, 165, 168, 170, 172, 175, 178, 180, 182), 45 pilot jets, and replacement stainless screws for the fuel bowls.
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Terms are all prepaid with a cash back guarantee (excluding shipping) if your are not satisfied for any reason as long as the product is returned in good condition within 30 days.
Additionally, I'm just a member here, not a professional vendor of parts, accessories or financial services. This endeavor isn't about making loads of cash (obviously), its about sharing this really great improvement to LC8 riders who will most certainly appreciate it!
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