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i want to disagree... more air, as in enough to lean out the fuel mixture, and more fuel, as in enough to bring the mixture back to balance should mean more power.

isnt the airbox mod with a kn filter dyno'd at like 2hp? if so that is a good gain on a 50hp bike imo...

also, i have a muzzy and was considering doing the airbox mod and adding a kn or uni filter, do you think thats not worth it? if i could get a couple extra horses for less than 50 bux, i would consider that a deal. and with the uni filter i might be able to do it for less than 20
 

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i'd LOVE to see the dyno chart... chances are you'll only get it at the top and you'll only see it in numbers on the dyno. you'll never feel it.

Highflows are not worth it. $70 or more for little to nothing in return.
 
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how do you figure $70? the kn is about 40-45 dollars shipped and the uni is about 18-25 shipped?

you could buy both of them for less than 70 shipped
 

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You're forgetting the filter charger kit you have to buy time and time again. It doesn't matter. if you want it, i'm not going to be able to change your mind. You're convinced it gives noticeable power (which it doesn't), and if you take a look around the interweb everyone who has one is reporting it causes more problems than good.
 

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Stock works fine for me.
 

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I'm going to agree with the majority here. Just clean the air filter you have and re-oil it or buy another stock one. Take the money you saved and buy yourself a tank of gas. It's pretty much the general consensus that there are 2 cost effective ways to speed up the EX500.

1. Learn to corner faster.

2. go on a diet.


my experiences with supposed "high flow" filters and "cold air" intakes are that if it makes any difference, it just moves your power range up into the higher rpms. While this gives you a noticable CHANGE in power, it doesn't mean you've gained anything. mess with your sprockets or make a down payment on a faster bike if the first two options above aren't in the cards.
 
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ok, for the record i dont have an intake on my bike, but i was considering it just because its so cheap. and as for the recharging kit, all it is is a cleaner for the filter and oil. you can get tons of uses out of one $10 kit, but even the kit isnt necessary, ive seen people just clean out their filters with a couple different kind of solvent type cleaners that are safe on the filter, and then same as stock filter, use motor oil. works same as the kit.

and i probably should go on a diet! but i would like a little more straight line power
 

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I use stock. the engineers put in what they did for a good reason, so I'm staying with the stock.
 

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Well its been said but, other than stock requires work....i hate working ;D

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Some people may want to do the FOG airbox mod which requires a K&N.
 

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Super Sneaky Steve said:
Some people may want to do the FOG airbox mod which requires a K&N.
Does the airbox mod work on the new versions too? ???
 

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MrSciTrek said:
Super Sneaky Steve said:
Some people may want to do the FOG airbox mod which requires a K&N.
Does the airbox mod work on the new versions too? ???
Yes it does. The motors are the same.
 

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doesn't the airbox mod move power to the upper part of the band? I like my low-end.

is the uni filter really considered "hi-flow"? I got one for my old bike, and liked the build quality. I didn't expect any change in the bike, and didn't feel any. It was cheaper than stock haha.
 

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OK, I'm about ready to do the FOG airbox mos & pilot screw adjustment.

It should help even w/ a stock air filter, right?
 
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