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Author Topic: XS850 - Monoshock & USD Fork  (Read 7924 times)

Offline focusinprogress

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Re: XS850 - Monoshock & USD Fork
« Reply #150 on: Mar 23, 2015, 12:32:59 »
Running the hitachi's or swapped to Mikuni MkII's?

Offline treitz

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Re: XS850 - Monoshock & USD Fork
« Reply #151 on: Mar 23, 2015, 12:37:09 »
It came with MKII's on it, so I'm happy. The last 850 I built had them too and I liked them. Threw POD's on them and didn't even have to rejet. Going to run K&N's on this one though.
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Re: XS850 - Monoshock & USD Fork
« Reply #152 on: Mar 23, 2015, 13:26:21 »
I will admit I come from the one lung Dirt Bike world as much as road bike, but... Before you blow your wad on those spendy K$N's might read up on this: I know everyone has a marketing story but some interesting facts here and cotton is not compatible with any filter oils, every time you clean fibers dissolve and disappear. UNI has some really good product for street application if you give them a call.

http://blog.perrinperformance.com/foam-filter-qa-why-they-are-the-best/
« Last Edit: Mar 23, 2015, 13:28:16 by Tune-A-Fish »
Did you ride it far enough to warm it up? :o

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Offline treitz

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Re: XS850 - Monoshock & USD Fork
« Reply #153 on: Mar 23, 2015, 13:37:07 »
I will admit I come from the one lung Dirt Bike world as much as road bike, but... Before you blow your wad on those spendy K$N's might read up on this: I know everyone has a marketing story but some interesting facts here and cotton is not compatible with any filter oils, every time you clean fibers dissolve and disappear. UNI has some really good product for street application if you give them a call.

http://blog.perrinperformance.com/foam-filter-qa-why-they-are-the-best/


I was considering the UNI's as I've heard good things about them... however I was also encouraged to get the longest filter they offer for more surface area. But I'm concerned that I won't have to space for the long 152mm ones with my shock location. Once I get the carbs back on I'll measure and see if I cam make it work. I'd certainly prefer to not spend $100 on 3 filters :)

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Short: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Uni-2-Stage-Straight-Pod-Filter-57Mm-I-D-X-102Mm-Length-Up-4229St-/161642530219?hash=item25a2a545ab&vxp=mtr
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Re: XS850 - Monoshock & USD Fork
« Reply #154 on: Mar 23, 2015, 15:01:40 »
I understand, I think it boils down to service intervals. if you keep them clean and run the short ones they still may breath decent depending on you local road conditions.
Did you ride it far enough to warm it up? :o

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Offline treitz

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Re: XS850 - Monoshock & USD Fork
« Reply #155 on: Mar 23, 2015, 16:21:20 »
I understand, I think it boils down to service intervals. if you keep them clean and run the short ones they still may breath decent depending on you local road conditions.

Right... I can't imagine the short K&N's have much more surface area than the short UNI's... so I'm not sure why I was guided towards the K&N's in the first place...
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Offline Maritime

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Re: XS850 - Monoshock & USD Fork
« Reply #156 on: Mar 24, 2015, 08:40:33 »
K&N's will flow more air, but also more dirt because of that. On street that isn't a big deal, I have had K&N filters on cars fro hundreds of thousands of miles without any issues due to lack of filtering, but on a dirt bike, the Uni's trap a lot more dirt and you just clean them more often to keep the flowing, but that is important because a K&N in dirt will let more through and over time I could see a problem, street use, Either will work but if K&N fit better, I'd use em.
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Re: XS850 - Monoshock & USD Fork
« Reply #157 on: Mar 24, 2015, 08:45:35 »
I don't disagree, i do think if UNI wants to compete in the street class with a foam alternative to K$N they need to produce a better cage system that looks street not just charcoal foam. But that will drive cost and maybe drive them out all together so...meh.
Did you ride it far enough to warm it up? :o

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Offline treitz

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Re: XS850 - Monoshock & USD Fork
« Reply #158 on: Mar 27, 2015, 14:29:23 »
Quick look at the idiot lights installed in the triple. Top quality product from wowbagger.

Top two are neutral (green) and oil (red), and the bottom two are amber for the signals.

Wiring should be wrapped up on this bad boy soon. Working on the carbs now, and the tank is currently being powder coated. Can't wait to try to fire this baby up.
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1980 Suzuki SP400 - Brat project
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1980 XS850G Brat/Tracker - Built for my brother
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1979 Kawasaki KZ400 (dirty bird) Scrambler - Sold :(
http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=52718.new#new