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Author Topic: DIY air filter, what have I started?  (Read 5473 times)

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Offline RudeBoltin

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Re: DIY air filter, what have I started?
« Reply #30 on: September 20, 2018, 10:11:17 am »
Thanks for the update, I'd forgot about this.
Bike looks good by the way.

Just sent my son the file to see if he could print it out.

What did you end up doing with the breather tube? I was thinking of just capping it with a small conical filter.
« Last Edit: September 20, 2018, 10:22:09 am by RudeBoltin »
Be safe and Bolt on.

Offline ChopperCharles

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Re: DIY air filter, what have I started?
« Reply #31 on: September 20, 2018, 10:34:59 am »
I would love to buy one of these... but I'd also like a cover over the leading edge and top. Are you selling these? If you sold these, especially with a custom design on the cover, you could make bank methinks. I want one for my SCR950 with some sort of scrambler motif... :)

Charles.

Offline legion95928

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Re: DIY air filter, what have I started?
« Reply #32 on: September 20, 2018, 05:08:27 pm »
And for Christmas my Bolt got itself a new seat in keeping with the rest of it. In my continuing theme of tightwad there was no way I was dropping a thousand bucks on the Yamaha OEM one. So got a cheap and cheerful eBay special for about a tenth of that. The front hinge that came with it had crazy amounts of play (the 8mm pin sitting in a 10mm bore!) so I turned up a Delrin sleeve for it, slop gone. The seat came with Harley type mounts so I had to make some brackets to get it to fit the bike.

I like the look but anyone complaining about how uncomfortable the stock seat is needs to go for an hour's ride on one of these. You'll never think of the stock seat the same again.

If I'm going to keep going with the springer style, I suspect there will be some re-upholstering in the none too distant future. Re-upholstering over some actual padding. Coz at the moment it's negligible :)



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Offline dharmic

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Re: DIY air filter, what have I started?
« Reply #33 on: September 20, 2018, 07:00:16 pm »
Are you selling these?
Sorry Charles, too many other things on my plate and too small a market to want to tool up to produce them properly. Find someone nearby with a printer and go nuts! :)

Wow...That is a sharp look!!! Outstanding!

Cheers legion. I've since thrown on fork boots, coppered the top bit of the forks so no more chrome up front and I like it. Also replaced the mirrors with hanging bar-ends.

Thanks for the update, I'd forgot about this.
Bike looks good by the way.

Just sent my son the file to see if he could print it out.

What did you end up doing with the breather tube? I was thinking of just capping it with a small conical filter.

The STL file you have ~should~ have a barb fitting for the breather back into the air box.

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Re: DIY air filter, what have I started?
« Reply #34 on: September 20, 2018, 07:01:08 pm »
Don't forget to post up a photo if you use the STL file to make your own! :)

Offline Jgama

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Re: DIY air filter, what have I started?
« Reply #35 on: September 21, 2018, 09:24:26 pm »
Nice!

Offline Luise

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Re: DIY air filter, what have I started?
« Reply #36 on: October 24, 2018, 05:31:22 am »
It's tapatalk.  Post on their blog... cuz they suck.

Offline bw03

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Re: DIY air filter, what have I started?
« Reply #37 on: August 25, 2020, 07:35:08 pm »
dharmic,  thanks for your work on this.  I'm going to set this up for my bike soon.  Just getting some parts to finish it up before i post pics.

I don't have a 3D printer so i had it printed via Craigslist.  After printing it, I noticed that there is a hole, ever so small, on the print.  I thought this was just a bad print job but a person on Craigslist who i sent the file to noted that he noticed the flaw too when he ran it through the slicer.  Attached is where it is.   Since i have it already printed, i just sealed the hole up with some hot glue.  Perhaps you can fix the file for others to use. 

« Last Edit: August 25, 2020, 07:45:33 pm by bw03 »

Offline E

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Re: DIY air filter, what have I started?
« Reply #38 on: August 26, 2020, 01:35:58 pm »
dude - paint the heat shields copper and that will look incredible.
i agree ....paint heat shield on exhaust pipe copper (and tail light - front light ring too)
looks Nice - UNIQUE is good
E - 1st John 4:10

Offline bw03

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Re: DIY air filter, what have I started?
« Reply #39 on: August 28, 2020, 02:37:34 pm »
Here's a pic of the final product.  Total cost was less than $60.  Most of the cost on list was rounded up.

$30 for getting someone to print the 3D model from Craigslist
$24 for 6 3/8 or 6.375 round air filter and cover assembly kit from ebay .  It would have been less if i chose chrome instead of black. 
$4 for screws (M5-.8 size) from Home Depot.  The long screw was 90mm.  The short screws was 12mm but I should have gotten them shorter by 4-5mm.  I ended up putting some washers in to shorten the length.

Overall, definitely better than paying $200+ for a complete setup elsewhere.

One thing to note:  The 3D model was printed on PETG plastic.  I'll update on how good it is after some ride time.
« Last Edit: August 28, 2020, 02:42:05 pm by bw03 »

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Re: DIY air filter, what have I started?
« Reply #40 on: September 22, 2020, 09:31:22 pm »
Been riding for a while and, for those who can only get PETG plastic instead of ABS printed, I can tell you it's no problem.  It actually doesn't get that hot in that area where the air filter is mounted and has held up well.

Offline Dadbolt

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Re: DIY air filter, what have I started?
« Reply #41 on: January 06, 2021, 01:45:20 pm »
Thank you dharmic for this print! I really like the idea of using standard round filters and not specific fit ones.

Bw03 where did you find the black one? I have only found chrome for under 30 bucks.