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Old 11-30-2012, 05:24 PM   #1531
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normally if something shifts, i can put a bolt in, get 2 turns on the threads and the bolt will pull it straight. this one however, no go. a mate suggested drilling a hole in the front, cuz the front hole (slotted thing) only has vertical movement, im thinking it might be the go as i need to go up and across to the right. and if i do it cleanly, won't be able to see the hole unless i take the bolt out. hidden and sorted! i like it, will post pics when i get it done.
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Old 12-01-2012, 11:56 PM   #1532
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didnt end up lining up correctly,

just left it as it is, as i didnt want to bend/break the lug on the frame if i ever wanted to refit the stock skidplate (unlikely)...its pretty solid as it is..looks schmick..and doesnt impede the bike in any way.
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Old 12-03-2012, 09:23 AM   #1533
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Several more pics of the seat concepts seat. After several rides, it is much more comfortable than stock.
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Old 12-08-2012, 01:17 AM   #1534
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I took a stock filter and cut all the paper out. I used a Dremel to cut out the front of the stock filter to make an even surface. I cut to fit Uni Filter bulk foam and siliconed it into the stock filter. This should allow much more air to flow. I am surprised any air passed through the paper of the stock filter. Oiling and cleaning will be a bit difficult since the foam is fixed onto the frame, but it is an option until someone comes out with a good aftermarket filter.
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Old 12-08-2012, 11:34 AM   #1535
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I took a stock filter and cut all the paper out. I used a Dremel to cut out the front of the stock filter to make an even surface. I cut to fit Uni Filter bulk foam and siliconed it into the stock filter. This should allow much more air to flow. I am surprised any air passed through the paper of the stock filter. Oiling and cleaning will be a bit difficult since the foam is fixed onto the frame, but it is an option until someone comes out with a good aftermarket filter.
Best Dual Sport Bikes has one in the works, but if I read their site right they're going to be $100. That's pretty spendy for a foam air filter!
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Old 12-08-2012, 12:45 PM   #1536
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Best Dual Sport Bikes has one in the works, but if I read their site right they're going to be $100. That's pretty spendy for a foam air filter!
And the pics the noob posted look like photoshop. Like the guy claiming his bike has a factory plastic tank. I call BS.
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Old 12-08-2012, 02:46 PM   #1537
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And the pics the noob posted look like photoshop. Like the guy claiming his bike has a factory plastic tank. I call BS.
I'm not about to rain on nbrooks' efforts, but if you look closely, the stock paper filter has a very fancy plastic frame that may have to be replicated...at $$$$$$$ cost by the foam filter vendor. Most foam filters are not much more than a sock or a stocking cap bit of material, and are fairly straightforward to manufacture. Twin Air already makes a filter for the CRF250R street model....but if you look at the parts book, it is a stand alone piece that appears to get sandwiched in in the airbox....quite different from the "L" model....so the L model filter will be way more than the $30 or so for you pay for CRF or XR honda filter assembly. A reuseable "frame" to stretch the foam "cap" over won't be cheap.
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Old 12-08-2012, 10:22 PM   #1538
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. Like the guy claiming his bike has a factory plastic tank. I call BS.

i backpedalled after testing the tank bro. my mistake.

on another note i received my ManRacks rack yesterday afternoon, fitted it up this morning. will post pics later. all in all, fits quite well.
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Old 12-09-2012, 05:58 AM   #1539
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And the pics the noob posted look like Photoshop. Like the guy claiming his bike has a factory plastic tank. I call BS.
I zoomed in and examined the edges (go to the photo bucket site and you can use the zoom feature of the browser)- which would be the places that would give it away - there is overhang in material over edges which lead me to believe that the photos are real. If not real, then its a pretty good fake and noob should be doing crop circle and UFO pictures too!
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Old 12-09-2012, 10:59 AM   #1540
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Pic of the filter installed.

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.

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Old 12-09-2012, 11:09 AM   #1541
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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.
Good work and well said above.

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Old 12-09-2012, 11:11 AM   #1542
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nbrooks:

Do I assume you have foam of one kind only? Cleaned my KLR Twin Air and my XR400 Uni filters recently, and they have real "fine" foam on the inside, and a more coarse foam kinda like your red stuff on the outside.

Also...did you install your seat concepts seat/foam yourself? It sure looks more supportive than stock.
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Old 12-09-2012, 01:12 PM   #1543
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And the pics the noob posted look like photoshop. Like the guy claiming his bike has a factory plastic tank. I call BS.

Really, what is this all about?
I really don't get this mentality from some guys on message boards, like the number of posts you have, in some way has something to do with what you are talking about.
What does the op have to gain by misrepresenting his homemade air filter.

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Old 12-09-2012, 01:13 PM   #1544
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Several more pics of the seat concepts seat. After several rides, it is much more comfortable than stock.
Does look good, even if I do say so myself!!

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Old 12-09-2012, 06:39 PM   #1545
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I did only use one layer of foam. I used Uni Filter part #BF-5 which is rated at 40PPI. Uni Filters most course bulk filter is rated at 30 PPI and most fine is 65 PPI. I am using the 30 PPI foam on all openings on my air box. I popped in 8 Uni Filter box vents, two in the top and six on the cover. I even put a piece of the course foam over my snorkel. Meaning all air entering is going through two filters. Which leaves the question, is 40PPI too coarse to use? Should I just layer a 65 PPI and then put a 30 or 40PPI over it? Just not sure what would be the best balance between low air restriction and best protection. The seat concepts seat is much more comfortable than stock. I did a 145 mile desert ride with the stock seat and I had a hard time sitting down for two days. Same ride with the seat concepts seat and I could sit fine. I guess that's science for you. I did the seat install myself and recommend an air or electric stapler. I used a hand spring loaded stapler and it caused addition work to get the staples to seat all the way in. It's doable with the hand stapler, just made it more difficult.

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