Thread: Modded Flow Rites (pics)
05-24-2007, 11:09 AM #1
Modded Flow Rites (pics)
since i posted this thread:
regarding prefilters/flow rites and airflow ive decided to 1.) put a window screen over the rear vent instead of a prefilter and 2.) mod my flow rites for more air flow. I feel that this would be the best for airflow while still providing some protection against water intrusion.
the fow rites i modded are the 2.5" rubber grommet type. im not sure if you can do this with the snap in ones. the only thing i bought was a roll of window screen from home depot. its a 38" x 46" roll which is way more than enough and it was $5.
ok, pic 1 is a regular flow rite. to take it apart, pull the rubber grommet off.
after you have it in 3 seperate pieces cut 2x 3.5" sqaures of your window screen. I use 2 pieces so i can cross hatch them to make the openings smaller. you can use one if you want.
center the metal ring under the 2 squares and put the grommet back on. its not that hard, you wont fight with it too much. once the grommet is on the 2 screens are probably not tight over the ring. pull each "tab" to make both screens tight over the ring.
now you should have something like i have in pic 4. flip it over to the back and cut off the excess screen with some scissors. the finished product is in pic 5.
i also attached a pic of one i modded with a single screen. i thought the opening were too big for my liking.
i am going to to the same cross hatch to my rear vent. i found that a prefilter was robbing me of 200+ rpms and the flow rites about 50+ rpms. btw these flow rites are for my rear grab bar. if you only ride in flat water i would do this mod to the flow rites in my seat cowling aswell.
05-24-2007, 02:22 PM #2
that deff isnt keeping water out now...
05-24-2007, 03:04 PM #3
its not keeping any air out either so i guess its a trade off.
05-24-2007, 04:49 PM #4
But with all due respect, the Flowrites don't keep air out either. They flow air quite well actually.
You did an awesome job by the way.
05-24-2007, 04:54 PM #5
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05-24-2007, 06:18 PM #7
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