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Air Cleaner? Aftermarket? Reviews?

Not sure if this is the right section but it is a mod so I am going to give it a try.


I have a 2009 C50 Boulevard and I am looking to put an aftermarket air cleaner on my bike. The current OEM one is too wide and I am looking for something thinner?

Anyone have any advise or reviews?

So far I have looked online at:

Baron Custom Accessories Big Air Comet Kit | ZZ41503 | J&P Cycles

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Baron Custom Accessories Big Air Smooth Kit | ZZ41505 | J&P Cycles

Last question what is the skill level for DIY replacement?

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I think the most important thing is that YOU like the looks of it.

The real performance addition will be a fuel processor. Usually adding an aftermarket intake goes hand in hand with adding a fuel processor.

So be sure to find an intake that you like and go with it.

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Can I use either of the 3 above without a fuel processor?

I am not really looking for it to be performance mod, more of a comfort mod since the OEM one is so wide and on long rides digs into my right leg

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Maybe. a few have added an aftermarket intake and didn't add a fuel processor. However, if you do, your bike is likely to run too lean and cause other problems.

I would spend some time searching the "Mods" forum. In most cases folks had to add a fuel processor, not necessarily for the performance, but to keep the bike from running lean, popping, and backfiring

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Yeah, I own a 2002 VL 800 - the c50's older brother, I suppose- and found it very difficult to find any aftermarket air kits that I like AND fit the bike. Because the air intake hose comes from the top and point down instead of side to side, I found myself either fabricating some kind of connection or paying the bux and getting the Thunder Mnfg. adapter (which comes with a jet kit , btw). If you opt for the thunder adapter, it opens up a whole lot more air intake possibilities.

http://www.thundermfg.com/store/inde...oduct_list&c=2
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its pricey, though...
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Yeah, I own a 2002 VL 800 - the c50's older brother, I suppose- and found it very difficult to find any aftermarket air kits that I like AND fit the bike. Because the air intake hose comes from the top and point down instead of side to side, I found myself either fabricating some kind of connection or paying the bux and getting the Thunder Mnfg. adapter (which comes with a jet kit , btw). If you opt for the thunder adapter, it opens up a whole lot more air intake possibilities.

http://www.thundermfg.com/store/inde...oduct_list&c=2

A rejet kit wont do him anygood as his bike is fuel injected.

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emtnfirefighter, I have the exact same problem. I'm 6'4" and my right leg and the football (air filter) fight over real estate. I don't care what it looks like as long as it does not burn my valves or piston from too lean of a mixture.
I guess this proves that the man who designed this bike is not over 5'5" as a shorter person fits perfect.
Would an EGT help with tuning?

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I have the GMan stealth intake - it uses the stock air box cover. Much lower profile; my leg used to rest against the air box, now I don't notice it at all. Complete the mod with a fuel processor and pipes - you will notice a definite power increase.

I put pictures of the intake in my album when I installed it.


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Definately consider the Thunder Mfg. option - Yes it is a little more pricey but well worth it!
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