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Now that I've got the Rene Air Kit installed, I'm assuming my ram air is ineffective now. My question is, will I be hurting performance any if I cover the air inlets partially on the front fairing?? No one seems to know the answer to this. Please OB1 Kenobi, your my only hope.........or Scotteq!! /images/icons/crazy.gif

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Nick,

There's enough of a gap that I don't think you'd be hurting anything. I was actually thinking of going the other way: Create a gasket for the thing to see if it makes any difference if it's sealed or not.

The Air pressure/temp sensor is in one of the intakes, so I'd be inclined to block the other...

Hmmmm.... Remotely mounted radar detector.....

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I would imagine that air underneath the tank gets pretty warm and that introduction of cool outside air would only be a benefit. How much? That I don't know.

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Close Scott. A pair of black LED turn signals that will be hardly noticeable until on! /images/icons/smile.gif

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Yikes, I would not want to block anything that feeds air to the engine. It can only be a negative reaction. Forget about posing with some stupid turnsignals. Leave the air intake alone. They are there for a very good reason.
 

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The very good reason they're there, is for the ram air. With the open plate under there now, not only is it getting air from the intakes, but it's also getting air from under the tank.

My stupid turnsignals are only about an inch in diameter, so they shouldn't block too much air. I've just gotta be able to keep up my poser status, or I won't be respected by my peers any longer! /images/icons/crazy.gif

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Do as you please, however, I wouldn't block those intakes. You don't see any race bikes with blocked off air intakes. The more air the better. Too little air and the bike will run way too rich. Try plugging your nostrils for a day. Sure you can breathe through your mouth alone, however, it is clearly less efficient.
 

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Not sure about the Falco but there is no RAM Air on the RSV....take a look at the size of the gaps on the intakes...
there is the illusion of RAM air.

I would not block the intakes...i like the idea of getting as much air as possible into the engine...that is why the Renegade air kit is giving such gains... more air = more Power /images/icons/smile.gif /images/icons/wink.gif

 

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All I was looking for, was an explanation of why or why not blocking some of the air is or isn't a good idea. I didn't think by asking the question, that Ricky Racer would decide to call me a poser with stupid turn signals! Mentioning that the bike will run rich with too little air is the kind of info I was looking for, so perhaps next time you'll give just the advice instead of insults with no info! In any case, thanks for the info this time.


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I was ready for a war of words, but Mr. Mille R kinda made me laugh, so I'll just forget about it. /images/icons/laugh.gif

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I *think* maybe Mille R didn't understand the nature of the airbox mod Nick and I have on our bikes:

Basically, we've ripped the stock box OUT and substituted a carbon fiber plate in it's place. This piece of kit is *not* *even* *close* to being sealed - There's an inch or more gap around the bottom of the tank. Basically it's there to hold the air filter in place.

I don't believe that the stock intakes were much good to begin with - They're CERTAINLY not a ram-air system. Therefore, I don't think that partially blocking them would make much difference in performance.

I wouldn't have put turn signals in them, but if that's what Nick wants to do then... I've ridden with him and, believe me, he's savvy enough to tell the difference if his bike's losing power.

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Scott ~ Actually I didn't do the mod for the power. I did it for the way cool noise it makes now!! /images/icons/cool.gif

But seriously, I was wondering what it would be like if it were sealed too. I believe that's the way the Evoluzione kit works, by keeping things sealed off, which I believe is also the way the SP is designed. Also, now that I think about it, the restrictor plate was originally blocking the air flow into the box, so perhaps blocking those air intakes would be similar to restricting it again..........if it were still a sealed unit.

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MF - My first thought is the same as Jims - air=good /images/icons/smile.gif - but considering the size of those LEDs, and the fact that the kit gets rid of the sealed box which requires focused air induction, I wouldnt worry bout it too much.
Sheesh, remind me not to pass you on the road, you might go postal ! Thank God we have no clock towers around here!/images/icons/smile.gif

Mille R should probably get a feel for this forum first before making comments like that.


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Sheesh, remind me not to pass you on the road, you might go postal !

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I was gonna say something about you never being able to pass me on the road............then I realized "Sh|t, I almost forgot, he's got a Falco now!" /images/icons/crazy.gif

I'm pretty sure Mille R didn't realize his comment would be taken as an insult, so I'm willing to forget it. I just can't figure out how he knew about my steroid problem..........freaky! /images/icons/shocked.gif

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I just can't figure out how he knew about my steroid problem..........freaky! - MadFalco

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That answers my question, you did look a little bloated at the NYC bike show. haha /images/icons/laugh.gif

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That's not fair Jim! You guys found me right after I finished eating one of those things that they were labeling as "Hot Dogs"!! /images/icons/crazy.gif

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