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Fresh out of the mould. original was way too heavy. sorry i ever bought it. will look good after redesign. new hardware too !!!
What is the actually weight gain going to the K&N?
 

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What is the actually weight gain going to the K&N?
The K&N cover (aluminium) that came with the air intake assembly is very heavy. so i had one made of carbon. have not weighed both yet but i will.
 

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I didnt realize the cover on that one was aluminum, thought it was plastic. Is the intake manifold aluminum as well? Sscustomcycle has lots of intake options, I kinda like the look of the "billybob oval" although not in black. The Hageman Bolt has one on it, looks boss
 

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I didnt realize the cover on that one was aluminum, thought it was plastic. Is the intake manifold aluminum as well? Sscustomcycle has lots of intake options, I kinda like the look of the "billybob oval" although not in black. The Hageman Bolt has one on it, looks boss
Yeah, it is aluminium, and heavy - lovely quality though. I like it, and compared to Harley bolt-ons is positively featherweight!

The manifold is plastic. I know the V&H VO2 manifold is billet. Not sure about any others.
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Seemed like junk when I first saw it, moreso now, I'd be concerned about engine heat. Aesthetically it's too big, too overstated - a gaudy k&n billboard.
 

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Seemed like junk when I first saw it, moreso now, I'd be concerned about engine heat. Aesthetically it's too big, too overstated - a gaudy k&n billboard.
Ha. The man calls'm as he sees'm. And it is interesting how we all see things differently. I enjoy this forum for that very reason.

For those of you wondering what makes an overweight billboard, here are two photos and some things to consider.

The K&N logo machined into the lower corner measures 12mm x 20mm. Smaller than a US quarter or a Canadian loonie.

As for the added weight over the stock plastic intake.....I personally have lost about 5lbs since I installed the K&N so I think I've actually decreased my rolling weight. ;-)
 

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Ha. The man calls'm as he sees'm. And it is interesting how we all see things differently. I enjoy this forum for that very reason.

For those of you wondering what makes an overweight billboard, here are two photos and some things to consider.

The K&N logo machined into the lower corner measures 12mm x 20mm. Smaller than a US quarter or a Canadian loonie.

As for the added weight over the stock plastic intake.....I personally have lost about 5lbs since I installed the K&N so I think I've actually decreased my rolling weight. ;-)
When i said original i meant the original K&N piece. the stock intake doesn't warrant any conversation at all. in hindsight i should have bought the vance and hines. live and learn.
 

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Is that a V-twin? Hard to tell, there's a giant plastic lunchbox in the way.
And you like the Billy Bob Oval - looks like a giant microphone stuck to the side of the bike? I’d rather have Billy Bob Thornton hanging off there!! :grin2:
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Is that a V-twin? Hard to tell, there's a giant plastic lunchbox in the way.
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That lunch box is made of raw tariffed aluminum.

This things a V-twin?
 
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And you like the Billy Bob Oval - looks like a giant microphone stuck to the side of the bike? I’d rather have Billy Bob Thornton hanging off there!! :grin2:
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Lol! Good one, mate! Thats funny, B.B.T. made some great movies(Slingblade comes to mind), and I collect vintage mics...It's all good, we all have our own tastes which keeps things interesting lol.
 

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Lol! Good one, mate! Thats funny, B.B.T. made some great movies(Slingblade comes to mind), and I collect vintage mics...It's all good, we all have our own tastes which keeps things interesting lol.
Flatrack what's the temperature right now by you?
It is a beautifully sunny 27F or -3C where I'm at in Michigan and its killing me. I wanna ride!
 

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Flatrack what's the temperature right now by you?
It is a beautifully sunny 27F or -3C where I'm at in Michigan and its killing me. I wanna ride!
Saw a bike on the road yesterday, think it was a DRZ400, and one last weekend - too hardcore for me lol. This past week it was hovering a couple degrees above freezing, the snow is slowly disappearing. Theyre calling for a high of 10C this Wed. Wont be long, couple more weeks. Yay!
 

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The K&N cover (aluminium) that came with the air intake assembly is very heavy. so i had one made of carbon. have not weighed both yet but i will.
Very cool. I have always wanted to learn how to work with fibreglass. Could build all kinds of parts from sidecovers to tailpieces. I was watching some youtub videos on it recently and was led to videos on carbon fibre moulding. The processes for each seem similar, although Im sure c.f. is much more expensive. A custom c.f. front fender would shed some weight but probably cost a small fortune.
 

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Very cool. I have always wanted to learn how to work with fibreglass. Could build all kinds of parts from sidecovers to tailpieces. I was watching some youtub videos on it recently and was led to videos on carbon fibre moulding. The processes for each seem similar, although Im sure c.f. is much more expensive. A custom c.f. front fender would shed some weight but probably cost a small fortune.
interesting you say that. my carbon guy had the fenders for two weeks before the painter called demanding the stuff i needed painted. with all due respect to my faithful carbon man (long time sponsor of my racing endeavors), breaking **** !!!, he has contracts to be completed by certain dates so my stuff could not get done. i was going to make the fenders out of fiberglass, carbon for the fenders would be a waste.
there is a good book on the subject by Simon Mcbeath called competition car composites. would do it myself but it is too messy for the house, and i am not very good at it. alot of trial and error.
 

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interesting you say that. my carbon guy had the fenders for two weeks before the painter called demanding the stuff i needed painted. with all due respect to my faithful carbon man (long time sponsor of my racing endeavors), breaking **** !!!, he has contracts to be completed by certain dates so my stuff could not get done. i was going to make the fenders out of fiberglass, carbon for the fenders would be a waste.
there is a good book on the subject by Simon Mcbeath called competition car composites. would do it myself but it is too messy for the house, and i am not very good at it. alot of trial and error.
Excellent, and thanks for the tip, I see copies for sale on amazon. It would be great to learn how to build parts out of composites. I have so many different ideas in my head, from a vintage gp racer to a modern street scrambler. If all goes well my SCR will have many different looks in the years to come. I've always loved Dunstall style fairings, it would be fun to make one of those!
 
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