Very nicely done! I like that it maintains the stock air hose from filter to throttle body, that keeps the air volume up and the turbulence down with rain protection for the filter to boot!Yes, details on the filter you used please. I gotta learn to weld.Scott
1. Now the crank breather and PAV is getting dirty air. Think about what will happen if dust/water gets into the crank case.
2. Since you have retained the original hose the free flow nature of K&N will some what be negated due to the length of the hose and also its bent.
3. The air scope behind the air box is located very close to the open arch of the wheel and it will pick up water.
4. When the crank gets hot oil vapors come out from the crank breather and it WILL clog your filter.
I like your idea of using a short length of hose with the filter set farther back. More volume, more length to get flow with less turbulence.
That said, I'm looking at this for two major reasons:1) Will the bike run well with a K&N bolted right to the throttle body? The original poster never responded with more than the first impressions and I'm curious. $40 for the experiment seems worthwhile to me.2) I want an alternative to the stock setup since I can see holes in the hinge of the air box and I know dust can get into the clean air flow.Scott