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Air Kit Experience

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  1. pizlej4
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    I was wondering if any one had any experience with air kits for the 1100. I am think about either Max Air or Kuryakan. Is it a waste to do these kits and not do pipes ? If I do pipes I was thinking of BUB Big Willy drag pipes.

    What do you think ?

    Mike

  2. yohntoe1
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    go with the maxair ..i just installed mine near the end of riding season.great power increase.great customer support area .and if you ever get caught in rain you dont gotta worry about your carbs sucking in rain like you do with that other brand.

    i heard that other brand is hard to tune in .

  3. charlezmardin
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    I just installed the max air on my 06 vstar 1100. It is the best out there in my opinion. I would say I have got about an extra 25 to 30 hp. No dyno run, but seat of the pants feel. Great tech support also.

  4. Ravhite
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    Both are good intake systems, it more or less comes down to taste vs $. The HC is a little difficult to dial in but is a good performer once there. Do not change air box/ re-jet without changing the pipes........you must have air flow.

  5. pizlej4
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    Max Air it is and Bub Big Willy pipes. Thanks for sharing your advice

    Mike

  6. yoger
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    Max Air it is and Bub Big Willy pipes. Thanks for sharing your adviceMike
    just as good as maxair are the dragons breath or any other pod kit. pods will perform any system that retains the stock airbox (better flow). also, you can also make a DIY pod kit. here's all the info you'll need: sloneservices.com/SilverBack/VStar1100-FAQ-05.htm#Air%20Intake%20Mods

  7. koltzmye
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    The shop will be installing a maxair and cobra lo-boy exhaust next week on my wifes 04 silverado 1100 next week. A buddy subbested that I should have the baffles removed from the exhaust during the installation so the bike can be properly tuned to the open pipes? Any insight or opinions regarding this?

  8. Ravhite
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    The shop will be installing a maxair and cobra lo-boy exhaust next week on my wifes 04 silverado 1100 next week. A buddy subbested that I should have the baffles removed from the exhaust during the installation so the bike can be properly tuned to the open pipes? Any insight or opinions regarding this?
    Are you planning to run open pipes? If not, then have the jetting done with the baffles in. If you are planning to run an open exhaust then do yourself a favor and install torque cones and retain some of the torque V-twins need to function properly.

  9. koltzmye
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    Hey Ravhite,

    I never gave it any thought until my buddy suggested that since I was getting a maxair and new exhaust that I should take the baffels out and have it tuned for that set up. He said he thought it would give better performance not to mention it'd definately be louder. He said since the bike would be getting more air in then the open pipes would allow it to breath better, meaning more exhaust out more easily. But, I have also heard that v-twins benefit from some exhaust back pressure, for instance, some 2 into 1 exhaust pipes provide more back pressure than 2 independant pipes.
    Now he's got me thinking about if I shoud call the shop and have them do that or not. I wish I knew more about it and could hear it with the baffels and without to decide.

  10. cmkippj
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    i have torando kit from metric thunder; i like the look and performance although it installed the bike requires to be re-jetted of course
    metricthunder.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=31009-A&Category_Code=PE25

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