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Custom Air Intake Modification
« on: July 31, 2017, 11:06:17 PM »
Now that I have the exhaust system and tuner working well and have picked up over a half a second of speed in the 1/8 mile, I am going to see if the "X" can benefit from breathing a little better or not.  My plan is to make a custom air intake system.  The factory system uses an oval shaped rubber snorkel going into the airbox.  Inside the airbox is a flange that the filter mounts onto. This flange is 49 mm.  With the new modification, I will be using a hole saw to cut the hole size from 49mm to 63.5mm or two and a half inches.  I will then mount a new 63.5mm flange on the inside of the airbox to serve as a mounting point for the new air filter.  In addition, I will mount a second indentical flange on the outside of the airbox to serve as a mounting point for the new silicone airtube.  Here are the parts I will use. The Silicone intake was $10.04, the 2 flanges cost $11.98, and the air filter was 12.99 for a rough total of $35.00 and free shipping.







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Re: Custom Air Intake Modification
« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2017, 12:11:32 AM »
Sounds neat, make sure to share some pics when you finish.
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Re: Custom Air Intake Modification
« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2017, 03:29:01 PM »
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Now that I have the exhaust system and tuner working well and have picked up over a half a second of speed in the 1/8 mile, I am going to see if the "X" can benefit from breathing a little better or not.  My plan is to make a custom air intake system.  The factory system uses an oval shaped rubber snorkel going into the airbox.  Inside the airbox is a flange that the filter mounts onto. This flange is 49 mm.  With the new modification, I will be using a hole saw to cut the hole size from 49mm to 63.5mm or two and a half inches.  I will then mount a new 63.5mm flange on the inside of the airbox to serve as a mounting point for the new air filter.  In addition, I will mount a second indentical flange on the outside of the airbox to serve as a mounting point for the new silicone airtube.  Here are the parts I will use. The Silicone intake was $10.04, the 2 flanges cost $11.98, and the air filter was 12.99 for a rough total of $35.00 and free shipping.







There's no need for all of that. K&N already has the CB500X covered with the same set up you're going for. By the time you factor in cost and time to make the modifications, I doubt you'll break even. My time is very valuable to me since it may be very limited for me.

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Re: Custom Air Intake Modification
« Reply #3 on: August 01, 2017, 05:03:40 PM »
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There's no need for all of that. K&N already has the CB500X covered with the same set up you're going for. By the time you factor in cost and time to make the modifications, I doubt you'll break even. My time is very valuable to me since it may be very limited for me.

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I have fitted that very K&N filter.
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Re: Custom Air Intake Modification
« Reply #4 on: August 02, 2017, 08:57:23 AM »
I've got a K&N and like the way it smooths out the pickup at low revs, which I've noticed with K&N filters on other bikes I've had. Can't say anything about easier breathing at WOT, as I don't get the opportunity to do that very often!
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Re: Custom Air Intake Modification
« Reply #5 on: August 02, 2017, 12:20:29 PM »
What tuner are you using? I am considering the EJK fuel controller.
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