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Author Topic: Cobra Iron Cross Air Intake/Yamaha OEM Springer Seat Score!  (Read 335 times)

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Offline Yamahaboltraven

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Hello everyone, I just completed the above modifications and am very pleased with the results! Both were fairly easy installations other than when fitting the seat one has to be very delicate so as to not scratch the tank. The best part is I was able to get OEM seat which MSRP is $479.99 for half or $239.99 brand new. How you may ask? I found a company on ebay that deals with insurance companies who sell off merchandise from buildings that may have caught fire or been damaged. If an items box has any type of damage as little as a bit of smoke residue, it is written off as a total loss. This seat came in the original box with a bit of smoke residue and otherwise the items inside still sealed in plastic were perfect and with all the parts.



Offline Yamahaboltraven

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Re: Cobra Iron Cross Air Intake/Yamaha OEM Springer Seat Score!
« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2020, 05:37:27 pm »
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Offline VanMork

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Re: Cobra Iron Cross Air Intake/Yamaha OEM Springer Seat Score!
« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2020, 10:03:59 pm »
How do you like the intake?  I want to upgrade and am considering that one or the Cobra Powerflow.  Does your right knee still hit it like the stock unit?

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Re: Cobra Iron Cross Air Intake/Yamaha OEM Springer Seat Score!
« Reply #3 on: June 28, 2020, 01:26:51 am »
I think the Cobra air intake is the best value functionally and visually you can find. Depending on your stature, huge width reduction as far your right knee clearance and you get a complete part including bolts that have loctite already on them. As stated in a prior post, adding a Baron slash pipe exhaust combined with the Cobra air intake is a high performance win! By allowing your V-twin to intake maximum air and exhaust freely is a winning formula!

Offline srinath

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Re: Cobra Iron Cross Air Intake/Yamaha OEM Springer Seat Score!
« Reply #4 on: June 28, 2020, 08:02:40 am »
There was an intake I saw that had a trapezium shape and was pretty small. What is it ? IMHO that would be the least knee interference. TBH a C spec/SCR had a lot less knee interference than R and forget those forward control things, that's the worst - IMHO.
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Offline DrM

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Re: Cobra Iron Cross Air Intake/Yamaha OEM Springer Seat Score!
« Reply #5 on: June 28, 2020, 09:49:50 am »
I have a Cobra air intake on mine, and left naked it has a really annoying hiss to it, which I tamed by putting an aftermarket bell-type cover over.

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Re: Cobra Iron Cross Air Intake/Yamaha OEM Springer Seat Score!
« Reply #6 on: June 29, 2020, 06:38:36 pm »
If we assume all naked filter swaps are similar in performance and you throw that out the window, it comes down to style. The upper cover on the Cobra is the reason I bought it over V&H or other choices on SSCC, it covers up the unsightly guts of the case with a bracket that matches the bike.

if you have forward controls I bet it will still hit your knee. I just got used to it, doesn't really bother me and I don't grip that hard with my legs.

It does have a gnarly hiss to it, just get louder pipes to cover it up ;).

Odd thing about mine, it lost the red tint almost immediately after install. I assume that means I need to clean and re-oil it which I haven't gotten around to yet but I would assume it would last a little longer from the factory.
« Last Edit: June 29, 2020, 06:40:56 pm by asarms87 »

Offline lunkhead

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Re: Cobra Iron Cross Air Intake/Yamaha OEM Springer Seat Score!
« Reply #7 on: June 29, 2020, 08:48:15 pm »
I think the filter sticking out isn't as much a problem with the C-Spec or SCR. Your legs have a natural tendency to splay out. Like sqwatting to take a dump.
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