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December 05, 2015, 10:51:24 PMReply #30 on

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Is it worth doing the airbox mod if you run a stock bike with standard end can and map?.

December 06, 2015, 11:51:39 AMReply #31 on

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Honest answer!! No idea  :icon_scratch:

For me the whole concept was to have a mod that masked the extra tooth on the engine sprocket,but in your situation there's only one way to find out :icon_wink:

If it was map or can,I'd take the can,in fact for some years that's the situation I was in but didn't realise it but that's another story :icon_redface:

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Well I just ripped out the steel divider in my stock airbox and what a barstool that was.  I was going to try splitting the box but first screw I tried to undo spun so left them.

I think there is a better response (with stock map) but i flashed in the TOR map so will find out tomorrow on way to work.
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If it wasn't seated corectly you'd never get the tank back on.  Front lug not lining up is very common if the tank has been off for more than a few hours.  They don't like being left sitting around, especially with fuel in them.
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first ride with the airbox mod and you can tell the intake makes a growly noise when you open it up now.  It was quite a surprise as you don't hear it when it's at idle.

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December 11, 2015, 12:13:50 AMReply #35 on

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first ride with the airbox mod and you can tell the intake makes a growly noise when you open it up now.  It was quite a surprise as you don't hear it when it's at idle.
But did it go any better? :wheel
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But did it go any better? :wheel

I would say seat of the pants dyno says yes. I got the exhaust to play with now, but cant make my mind up on a single or duals or even a reverse cone like I have on my sprint. I have a sound clip of my sprint.
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As it finally stopped raining, I took my Tiger for a ride today.  First time since I'd removed the airbox baffle.
I could certainly hear more intake roar, which I don't have a problem with.  I haven't been using earplugs since fitting the Palmer screen as it's so much quieter.
It seems to take off well, but I'm not used to the increased power liberated when I took a big bar to my exhaust baffles & remapped the ECU for off road tune so it's hard to say if it was even more powerful than before.
Anyway, illegal to much more illegal speeds come up very fast, even in 6th gear.
I'm very happy with the mods I discovered on this site.  Apart from the inevitable drop in mpg as I'm caning it more, everything is good!   :wheel
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December 29, 2015, 08:38:46 PMReply #38 on

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As it finally stopped raining, I took my Tiger for a ride today.  First time since I'd removed the airbox baffle...
speeds come up very fast, even in 6th gear.

Are you running with a stock front sprocket?
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 :nod It'll happily pull a 19T front with offroad tune and airbox mod.
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not sure what the sprocket size is on mine, but the old tiger will happily lift up the front wheel (abit a little) and I have had the rear wheel break loose a few times since the mods.

Next plan is exhaust mods to ditch the pancake under the bike and the horrible can.
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The whole idea of the 955 airbox mod was to pep the performance up so you could put another tooth on the gearbox and get the exact same performance for 500 revs less,although when you do start to stretch its legs there's a marked difference on the upper reaches of the performance as well.

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:nod It'll happily pull a 19T front with offroad tune and airbox mod.
I'm still on stock tooth sprockets.  Mind you, at 19k miles it's about ready for a new set of sprockets & chain.
I don't have a chain splitter so I've avoided replacing it so far.
Where's the best place in the UK to get a 19T front, standard rear & new chain Bob?
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I use DID, which needs it's own brand chain splitter / rivetter so you might want to go for another brand.  I got my last set from Demon Tweeks of all places as they were cheapest. Which has never happened before.

Just search Ebay and go for the cheapest known brand but avoid anything you don't recognise.

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February 29, 2016, 05:31:17 PMReply #44 on

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I use DID, which needs it's own brand chain splitter / rivetter so you might want to go for another brand.  I got my last set from Demon Tweeks of all places as they were cheapest. Which has never happened before.

Just search Ebay and go for the cheapest known brand but avoid anything you don't recognise.
I've done that Bob, but I'll just end up with a standard front sprocket instead of 1 tooth more.  There isn't the option of specifying how many teeth on any site I've visited.
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