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Old 06-18-2012, 07:05 PM   #1 (permalink)
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my 05 c50 has the k&n filter and cobra fuel processor, do you guys drill extra holes in the airbox for the k&N, or leave it stock, and if you do drill it, how many holes, what size, and where. Thanks
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about 11 1/2" holes drilled under side of chrome cover
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wow thats alot of holes, can i drill the holes on the back side of the housing, where the factory holes are, so i dont chip the fake chrome cover.
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No because you will be sucking unfiltered air in(from the wrong side)
If you examine the way the filter is made the two existing holes really put air at the face of the filter(the face pointing away from the bike)
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I put a K&n in my Vol, I didn't drill any holes in the airbox cover and it seems fine.

DanChamp - did you transfer the rubber intake hoses from the original fitler to the K&N or leave those off? I know they need to be modified to fit in the K&N.
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I put a K&n in my Vol, I didn't drill any holes in the airbox cover and it seems fine.

DanChamp - did you transfer the rubber intake hoses from the original fitler to the K&N or leave those off? I know they need to be modified to fit in the K&N.
I have a c50 and it doesn't have the hoses so I just installed the filter Now if you didn't re-jet the carbs on your Vol I wouldn't drill the holes either, but to get the full potential of that mod you would need to re-jet and drill the holes to let more air in to get more power

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G man suggests drilling the holes to remove the overly restricted intake hole. Just use a step drill and it does not chip the chrome.
11 x 1/2" holes.. I can take a pic of mine if you like but mines and M50
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Actually I decided to leave it as is, just in case I want to put it back to stock, but thanks guys
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Ya if you need the template, i can try to put it online... I have it somewhere, as it just came in my GMAN processor and filter package.
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Hope this thread's not too old to get that template? My bike came with a stock filter but no hoses and the pair valve was deleted. Doesn't make sense to me... A lot of off the shelf mods but not maximizing their potential.
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