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Been reading on the site about the air intake options. Keep stock, stock mod or Pod filters.

If I were to go with Pod filters what happens to the following when I have to take out the air box

1 The air box also holds the battery snugly. Would the battery be OK if i remove completely the air box?

2 What happens to the Exhaust Gas Recirculate hose that goes into the air box (I think that's what it is). Just leave it hanging?

3 There is a small hose that connects on the bottom of the box. Leave it open or plug it somehow?
 

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1) You will have to fabricate something to hold the battery, SECURELY.

2)If you are talking about the smog crap on CA spec bikes...toss it. Do a seach on this site for instructions.

3) I think you are talking about the airbox drain...toss it with the airbox.

As an aside, where I live in Ontario, Canada, if you remove the airbox the bike cannot pass a mechanical fitness test, ergo you can't sell it for street use.

Unless you plan on replacing the stock CV carbs with some "REAL" carbs don't even contemplate this. CV carbs need still air to work correctly and they're right, it will be a REAL pain to jet this puppy. Do-able but not worth the effort.

Mikuni VM34s work well on an Ex500, If you go that route I have jetting notes.
 

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...OH YEAH

Don't use K&N filters...they're crap. The only thing that gets caught in their filters is fist sized rocks and low flying birds.
UniFilters are much better.
I have the rings to prove it.
 

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PurpleNinja said:
Been reading on the site about the air intake options. Keep stock, stock mod or Pod filters.

If I were to go with Pod filters what happens to the following when I have to take out the air box

1 The air box also holds the battery snugly. Would the battery be OK if i remove completely the air box?

2 What happens to the Exhaust Gas Recirculate hose that goes into the air box (I think that's what it is). Just leave it hanging?

3 There is a small hose that connects on the bottom of the box. Leave it open or plug it somehow?
Your asking all the wrong questions, after you do it your going to ask Help My bike runs like crap.

FOG
 

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SoarAndEnvision said:
What would be the right questions because I was wondering about this meself.
Other threads exist on this topic.
Many veterans here say do the airbox mod, pilot screw adjustment, add a fuel filter: good to go.
Anything else is poor return on time/$$ investment.
FOG - can you post your "Dyno proven FOG airbox...

There are some honorable counterpoints expressed at-
http://www.ex-500.com/index.php/topic,549.0.html
http://www.ex-500.com/index.php/topic,305.0.html
 
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