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Old 11 Dec 2011
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Air Filter Cone

I'm rebuilding my Xt 6 e, the airbox is cracked I don't want to fix or replace it...So I was thinking getting 2 airfilter Cone instead.

I don't understand why the air box is that big anyway?



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I don't understand why the air box is that big anyway?
Its that big due to a phenomenon known as "Helmholts resonance", and also the airbox reduces the risk of water getting drawn in to your carbs/engine.

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Its that big due to a phenomenon known as "Helmholts resonance", and also the airbox reduces the risk of water getting drawn in to your carbs/engine.

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Scientifically speaking....air-boxes need to remain stock?

http://www.thunderproducts.com/AirboxesDynotech.htm

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Be very careful interfering with air intake! Why are you so adament that you don't want to replace the box, it makes no sense to me?

My advice - simply find another replacement box.

Some air filters require re-jetting and quite honestly this is too much fuss for me. I have left the OEM box in place and put a Pipercross foam air filter in. The engine seems less strangled and probably produces a few more hp.

Surely it's worth looking for a secondhand replacement.

How are you intending to use the bike - offroad or onroad? the answer will dictate what you will need to do.

I wish you well whatever you decide.
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i think i have a complete air box from a 2002 xt600e if you are interested
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