Ktm drilling holes in left side plate for more air

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3/22/2018 8:03 AM

Just curious what size holes should I uses as well as what kind of mesh could I put on the inside to block dust and what not. My motors a stock motor curious to how many holes and what mesh. Sorry for incomplete sentences in class typing this quick

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3/22/2018 8:30 AM

The KTM air box is fine as is. The Husky air box is the one that needs help.
But with that said, hot glue fine wire screen mesh behind the 1" holes. Remember that the more holes the more likely that water will get into the air box. They will need to be covered during bike washing or in a mud ride.

Paw Paw

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3/22/2018 8:43 AM

Paw Paw 271 wrote:

The KTM air box is fine as is. The Husky air box is the one that needs help.
But with that said, hot glue fine wire screen mesh behind the 1" holes. Remember that the more holes the more likely that water will get into the air box. They will need to be covered during bike washing or in a mud ride.

Paw Paw

No matter what I do duct tape etc my air box gets soaked during washing. I use a filter cover each wash because it’s so bad so the holes won’t make much worse

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3/22/2018 3:09 PM

I drilled 1inch holes in mine and they actually make some inserts u can buy that has little filters with it for muddy or dusty days. When I had my 250sxf on the dyno it did better with more air to it which is why I added holes to mine. I don't have any current pics or I'd show u

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3/22/2018 9:35 PM

ryno19339 wrote:

Just curious what size holes should I uses as well as what kind of mesh could I put on the inside to block dust and what not. My motors a stock motor curious to how many holes and what mesh. Sorry for incomplete sentences in class typing this quick

I did about 1inch holes. I also have another cover without holes I use for washing.
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3/23/2018 8:26 AM

ryno19339 wrote:

Just curious what size holes should I uses as well as what kind of mesh could I put on the inside to block dust and what not. My motors a stock motor curious to how many holes and what mesh. Sorry for incomplete sentences in class typing this quick

CarlinoJoeVideo wrote:

I did about 1inch holes. I also have another cover without holes I use for washing.
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Sorry to hijack this thread but what frame tape is that? Looks clean and I like the blue

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3/23/2018 5:15 PM

ryno19339 wrote:

Just curious what size holes should I uses as well as what kind of mesh could I put on the inside to block dust and what not. My motors a stock motor curious to how many holes and what mesh. Sorry for incomplete sentences in class typing this quick

CarlinoJoeVideo wrote:

I did about 1inch holes. I also have another cover without holes I use for washing.
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RockyRider wrote:

Sorry to hijack this thread but what frame tape is that? Looks clean and I like the blue

https://www.squiddecals.com/

Hit up Jeff. They can print logos on the tape or not. This stuff holds up the longest that i've tried.

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3/24/2018 11:18 AM

CarlinoJoeVideo wrote:

I did about 1inch holes. I also have another cover without holes I use for washing.
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RockyRider wrote:

Sorry to hijack this thread but what frame tape is that? Looks clean and I like the blue

CarlinoJoeVideo wrote:

https://www.squiddecals.com/

Hit up Jeff. They can print logos on the tape or not. This stuff holds up the longest that i've tried.

Jeff does mine as well. I was getting 1-2 max rides from the KTM powerparts ones and the same with the Nihilo ones only to find out the Nihilo makes them for KTM, go figure :-). I'm getting 8-10 hrs from Squid Motos Grip guards. Photo

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3/24/2018 12:36 PM

This is what I cut to get more air into the KTM air box and it shows on the dyno so I know it works. We picked up over 1hp running it without the airbox cover and it was right where the bike needs it the most. I've been cutting this rib off of the last 4 KTMs that I've owned. It easy and definitely won't let as much dirt in as drilling holes in the cover will. The first pic is the cover stock and the second is with the rib cut off.Photo



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3/24/2018 4:51 PM

ryno19339 wrote:

Just curious what size holes should I uses as well as what kind of mesh could I put on the inside to block dust and what not. My motors a stock motor curious to how many holes and what mesh. Sorry for incomplete sentences in class typing this quick

CarlinoJoeVideo wrote:

I did about 1inch holes. I also have another cover without holes I use for washing.
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Joe,
Looks great! I don’t see rivets installed to hold mesh on. So can you tell what your using and how it’s done??? Ha

Ghost

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3/24/2018 5:41 PM

ryno19339 wrote:

Just curious what size holes should I uses as well as what kind of mesh could I put on the inside to block dust and what not. My motors a stock motor curious to how many holes and what mesh. Sorry for incomplete sentences in class typing this quick

CarlinoJoeVideo wrote:

I did about 1inch holes. I also have another cover without holes I use for washing.
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Ghostrider145 wrote:

Joe,
Looks great! I don’t see rivets installed to hold mesh on. So can you tell what your using and how it’s done??? Ha

Ghost

It’s windown screen from Home Depot. It’s held in place by 3m adhesive spray.

Drill holes- Cut screen to size- spray inside of plate with glue- lay screen on top.
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3/24/2018 6:28 PM

Nice! Thank you for the tip.

Ghost

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