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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 12-28-2004, 03:05 PM Thread Starter
 
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Question About Ram Air Intakes

Well I took off my plastics and the ram air tubes. I went riding without them. i must say that the bike sounds alot better. It has a nice growl when rolling on the throttle. Is there a way to keep the sound and reattach the tubing. There is an extra section of piping on the intake tube. Its probably a resonator. Has anyone cut taken that off and capped it?
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what your hearing is the air box growl, yea it does sound better, but you loose power in your high end becuase your not ramming air down into the air box and high speeds. You wont notice a loss of power at lower speeds, but when you break 100+ you will notice a loss of power....or at least I did, I ran with no air tubes on my track bike...sounded nice...but loss power. HOpe this helps
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I thought I noticed some slight hesitation right off the line. Could have been my imagination though. Do you think removing the resonators would give the sound and keep the power?
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if you want the sound, get a pipe.
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I modded my airbox by removing the top half and sealing the bottom half to the inside of the tank. There was a panel of sound insulation stuck to the bottom/inside of the tank, and I removed that as well. Lots more intake noise. (and 2~6HP between idle and redline - YMMV)

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I wouldn't remove the resonators. They aren't there just to reduce the intake noise, but to prevent the bike from swallowing debris and other crap on the air. Their purpose is to allow the air to slowdown, the heavier objects, such as dirt, water and misc. debree, will fall to the bottom of the resonator, then the rest of the "cleaner" air goes to the airbox.

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if you want the sound, get a pipe.
I have a pipe. But the sound from the intake is much diff.

The resonators go up on my bike so I doubt they are collecting anything. Maybe I should just cut them and see if I get the sound that I want.
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Take the packing out of the pipe. That will help.
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Take the packing out of the pipe. That will help.
But I want intake sound, not fart can exhaust sounds.
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