Thread: Fit air filter or not????
03-19-2008, 05:15 AM #1
Fit air filter or not????
Hi all, what are your thoughts on ruuning air filters as the standard air box does'nt have one init. Just wondering as i am looking to improve my intake set up. i cant rele have a rear intake bcause i ride in the sea 100%. Dont like the risk of taking water on. I also cant run a 4" front intake because of my intercooler set up, i can get a 3" through but wanted to kno if i could just run with sum stainless fine mesh to stop large particles entering the engine??? Im sure i saw somebodys rear intake 4 a rxt mith just mesh over the intake pipe. Any help many thanks R8
03-19-2008, 05:17 AM #2
Not sure what happend in that post but i ment i cant run a 4 inch front, but i can get a 3 inch through. Thanks R8
03-19-2008, 09:22 AM #3
I ran without a filter all last year
I will be adding one this year as I am making a few changes
03-19-2008, 10:54 AM #4
03-19-2008, 04:04 PM #5
I ran fiberglass window screen material over the end of my 4" front. No problems.
I now run a ss strainer over my rear intake. there is enough of it domed across the intake that the sc doesn't even feel it...no diff in r's when running open ie w/o.
You gotta have something though....you don't want a piece of styrofoam getting sucked down to those sc blades when they're spinning as fast as they do.
03-19-2008, 06:50 PM #6
Thanks guys, real helpfull. Was not sure and thought it would be best to get some feed back from those that have tryed and tested. I guesed that an airfilter was not that neccersary becaust the air on and around water is generaly dust free. Thanks again R8
03-20-2008, 11:16 AM #7
An air filter in the hull is probably not as critical as a air setup that is pulling air from directly outside allthough i would prefer one. I tested my riva rear air on the rxp yesterday for the first time. When i got home to put her in the shop, I pulled the seat and cowling i noticed that the prefilter had traped quite abit of lint or whatever. With that being said I think there is definitely gain to any one running a filter with direct outside air setup.
Just my findings.
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