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Old 09-17-2011, 09:44 PM   #1
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Airbox mod

In theory if this airbox mod really worked couldn't I just go and get some HVAC Foil Insulation Tape and cover my own box for alot less http://www.performanceandperfection.com/miraclemod.html
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Old 09-17-2011, 10:00 PM   #2
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Make sure you get the gold colored insulation tape
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Old 09-17-2011, 11:48 PM   #3
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Hmmm.... I feel another one of my long-winded posts coming on, but it'll be interesting, so y'all keep reading.

I've got some cans of this stuff at work called Dust Off - it's just a can of compressed air, used for blowing out of your keyboard 'n stuff like that. Can has warning labels: under certain conditions, product can cause *frostbite*. Don't shake the can or hold it upside down, don't spray directly on skin. So of course I shake that can, hold it upside down and -viola- there's liquid drops come out. Sure enough that liquid frosts over and freezes anything it touches. Instant death for spiders and other small bugs, I highly recommend it.

Anyway I was at work one night (2nd job) and we got this fella outside working on our truck. We're talking engines and he mentions that diesels actually run better at higher temperatures. I mention that I've got this bike, which runs hot. Whattaya know, he's a cruiser guy, nice icebreaker for bike talk.

He gives me his .02 on how NOS works. The secret, he says (asides from the added oxygen) is the temperature. When air is compressed so much it's a liquid, returned to room temperature, then released it gets super-cold. Therefore it's dense, and yada-yada-yada increases HP.

Now here's the fun part: he recommends a way to get NOS-like performance without the nos. Take a coffee can, get some extra fuel line and spiral the fuel line around the inside of the can. When you're ready to race pack the can with dry ice. Chilling the fuel super-cold has the same effect as getting the air super-cold. An intercooler can knock off quite a few degrees from the air, but doesn't get nearly as cold as the nos.

Anyway... all this stuff would be more applicable to hopped up trucks or cars, since there's just no room on a bike... but yeah, keeping the airbox temps down would certainly make sense, and an intercooler would be too parasitic. As for a DIY project, have at it (hope you've got a 2nd bike for guinie-pig projects) and let us know how it goes. G'luck.
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Old 09-18-2011, 09:17 AM   #4
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Anything you can do to lower the inlet temp will add power. Cool Cans are as old as the 50's on hot rods. Have more effect on carb engines since FI engines circulate the fuel which helps it stay cooler.

Insulating tape is a simple budget mod for the airbox.
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I bet it adds 20 rwh to the bike too...
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Old 09-18-2011, 01:37 PM   #7
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300+ bucks for this? lol i can doit at home at the cost of one roll of aluminum tape.
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Old 09-18-2011, 01:47 PM   #8
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yes you could do it, will it make a huge difference... prolly not. HP is gain in very tiny incriments once you get passed the big ones of tuning and exhaust.
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just write to their company and ask for a sticker... that'll add the first 5 HP
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