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07-31-2013, 01:36 PM,
#1
Pod removal / new air filter
The parts finally came in from Bike Bandit.

Thanks to Tom Boyte and his excellent instructions and photos and all from his post for this mod.

I removed the old ugly air filter pod and replaced it with a N&N cone filter with the intake opening of 1 7/8" (48mm).
For those who want to do this too the part number is #24617 (48mm)

There is also a 5/16" hose on the back of the pod and I used a K&N crankcase filter #14-20900 (5/16).
The one with the black nipple on the back with the small attached bracket with a hole in it is the one.

The hole on the side tab is approximately the same size as the allen bolt that holds the pod on.
There did not seem to be enough room for it so I made a short bracket out of plumbers strapping and used the old allen bold and a small
bolt/washer/ nut I had laying around to fasten the filter to the bracket.

I think it really cleans up the lines and will probably improve performance as well. Cleaning up the bikes profile lines was my main goal.

Before
[Image: 1VStar250hardbags004_zpsc20cbfc0.jpg]



after
[Image: VStar250aircleanermod003_zpsc66acee1.jpg]


[Image: VStar250aircleanermod001_zps87463fbe.jpg]




[Image: VStar250aircleanermod005_zpsd621c4e9.jpg]



[Image: VStar250aircleanermod004_zpse37bcc07.jpg]


The new sprockets also came in with this order so Mon. I am going to take it to the shop
and switch out the OEM sprockets with 17/38 change.

I will let you know about the change in riding / shifting / and perceived RPMs .

Later
Bike : 2009 V Star 250
You can put a bowling ball in an oven, but that don't make it a biscuit.
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07-31-2013, 01:44 PM,
#2
RE: Pod removal / new air filter
>Thanks to Tom Boyte and his excellent instructions and photos and all from his post for this mod.<
Where would I find this information? Can you provide a link? I would like to see the info on this mod.

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07-31-2013, 02:17 PM,
#3
RE: Pod removal / new air filter
(07-31-2013, 01:44 PM)colonel Wrote: >Thanks to Tom Boyte and his excellent instructions and photos and all from his post for this mod.<
Where would I find this information? Can you provide a link? I would like to see the info on this mod.
This is on another forum which is also a good one.

http://www.viragotechforum.com/viewtopic...l.#p324277

This shows how to do it and what is involved...super easy.
Bike : 2009 V Star 250
You can put a bowling ball in an oven, but that don't make it a biscuit.
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07-31-2013, 08:12 PM,
#4
RE: Pod removal / new air filter
OK, Dumb question: How do you keep the filter dry in the rain, especially with the road spray off of the front wheel coming up there? What did you do with the pod on the other side of the bike? Inquiring minds need to know.
Never tell someone more than they are willing to hear.
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07-31-2013, 08:32 PM, (This post was last modified: 07-31-2013, 08:34 PM by VRON.)
#5
RE: Pod removal / new air filter
(07-31-2013, 08:12 PM)commonground Wrote: OK, Dumb question: How do you keep the filter dry in the rain, especially with the road spray off of the front wheel coming up there? What did you do with the pod on the other side of the bike? Inquiring minds need to know.
Well, I don't ride in the rain if at all possible and if so it's only until I can find cover.
The filter it's self is oil soaked a little and that should repel rain and road spray.
I removed the left pod too because it's only a pollution control device that takes fresher cooler air and introduces it to the valve area (exhaust) to help it control
the emissions. It is mostly for CA. and other wise serves no purpose. It's also uglier than hell to me.
I just removed it and plugged the rubber hoses .
There are three hoses one small (carb... crankcase or intake of some kind) and two large which go to the cylinders.
I just plugged them and the small one I tucked up under the tank and the others I plugged with bolts with the same size of the ID of the hoses.
They have to be plugged so that contaminants stay out of where they should not be.

[Image: VStar250leftpodremoval004_zps18875838.jpg]




Pod removed and small hose tucked up under the tank
[Image: VStar250leftpodremoval002_zps13681c96.jpg]



large hoses plugged also giving better access to idle adjustment screw
[Image: VStar250leftpodremoval003_zps5781488b.jpg]



sleeker smother lines for a more uncluttered profile
[Image: VStar250leftpodremoval001_zps7899c710.jpg]



I hope this helps explain it .

Thanks
Ronnie
Bike : 2009 V Star 250
You can put a bowling ball in an oven, but that don't make it a biscuit.
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07-31-2013, 09:54 PM,
#6
RE: Pod removal / new air filter
yeah it looks pretty cool to me dude!
LoLrcycle rider Cool
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08-02-2013, 10:18 PM, (This post was last modified: 08-02-2013, 10:19 PM by colonel.)
#7
RE: Pod removal / new air filter
(07-31-2013, 02:17 PM)VRON Wrote:
(07-31-2013, 01:44 PM)colonel Wrote: >Thanks to Tom Boyte and his excellent instructions and photos and all from his post for this mod.<
Where would I find this information? Can you provide a link? I would like to see the info on this mod.
This is on another forum which is also a good one.

http://www.viragotechforum.com/viewtopic...l.#p324277

This shows how to do it and what is involved...super easy.

Thanks for the link, I have joined that forum now and waiting for approval.

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08-02-2013, 10:39 PM,
#8
RE: Pod removal / new air filter
(08-02-2013, 10:18 PM)colonel Wrote:
(07-31-2013, 02:17 PM)VRON Wrote:
(07-31-2013, 01:44 PM)colonel Wrote: >Thanks to Tom Boyte and his excellent instructions and photos and all from his post for this mod.<
Where would I find this information? Can you provide a link? I would like to see the info on this mod.
This is on another forum which is also a good one.

http://www.viragotechforum.com/viewtopic...l.#p324277

This shows how to do it and what is involved...super easy.

Thanks for the link, I have joined that forum now and waiting for approval.
There are good people there just like here.
Ride safely
Bike : 2009 V Star 250
You can put a bowling ball in an oven, but that don't make it a biscuit.
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08-03-2013, 07:02 AM, (This post was last modified: 08-03-2013, 07:24 AM by jmck.)
#9
RE: Pod removal / new air filter
ok rain cover idea, I have a Barron Big Air Kit for my 1100, it has a K&N oil filter, they supplied piece of material, they said for heavy rain, I leave mine on all the time. I am no textile expert, but it is kinda like pantyhose (no expert there either) but not stretchy and a little more open weave, made of nylon. but makes me wonder if a piece of stocking would make a good rain cover for your pods? I don't think it would restrict the air flow too much, and if you use a black pair would still look cool.
   
@VRON here is a pic to give you an idea of the material
Jmck
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08-03-2013, 11:02 PM,
#10
RE: Pod removal / new air filter
I have an HC on my 650 with the front open for anything to just blow in there.I've never had any issues. I have been through some pretty heavy rain, and my bike kept right on going.
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