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Technical Section => Make / Model Specific Discussions => KTM LC4 400/610/640 & 690 => Topic started by: Jules on April 24, 2013, 09:47:36 pm

Title: Ktm performance air box lid
Post by: Jules on April 24, 2013, 09:47:36 pm
In two minds regarding the airbox mods that I have seen online, most complain about major noise problems although all say performance is increased, mentioned this to Brenton at autocycles and he gave me his ktm performance airbox lid to try out, ;D
Fitted it tonight and will give it a test ride tomorrow, if it works really well I'll buy one, easy enough to swap back to stock for the longer trips,

Also picked up my mitas E09 wow mean looking rubber!

(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/04/25/y3ynyde9.jpg)

Stock comparison

(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/04/25/ure6e9y2.jpg)

E09 fat rubber
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/04/25/tumu4une.jpg)
Title: Re: Ktm performance air box lid
Post by: 777 on April 25, 2013, 07:37:11 am
Like that lid, what filter have you got?
Title: Re: Ktm performance air box lid
Post by: Jules on April 25, 2013, 10:32:14 am
Got the Uni Filter.

Well took the long way to work this morning, and Faaaarkkkk Stakes!

It sounds as mean as a bulldog eating wasps. Deep throaty roar from between your legs, Not very noticeable when cruising on minimal throttle so should be ok for longer trips.
as for performance there is a definite increase in power especially at higher rpm, Slight up hill + slight bump in the road = front wheel in the air in 6th,  :biggrin:

only negative is its now even more fun to ride it like I stole it!

Title: Re: Ktm performance air box lid
Post by: DjfLoYd on April 25, 2013, 11:18:01 am
Hmmm.

Jules it's getting so that each time I see a post from you my wallet starts cringing cos I then end up wanting the same mod! :)
Please stop it already. You're bad for my economic well being.

By the way - I got my Wings exhaust and fitted it the other day. It's top class for sure! Glad I got it. Now to see if it goes the distance.
Title: Re: Ktm performance air box lid
Post by: Jules on April 25, 2013, 03:54:12 pm
Took another spin just now!
Eish this is lekker!!!

Im driving like a Tjop just to hear the roar!!!!
Title: Re: Ktm performance air box lid
Post by: 777 on April 25, 2013, 05:52:38 pm
OH dear I also have the Uni filter, that means........
Title: Re: Ktm performance air box lid
Post by: Sat Diver on April 26, 2013, 05:34:25 pm
Geez just when I thought I was getting through my list
Julz adds one more! What did you do to stop the head shake at 140
Juls?
Title: Re: Re: Ktm performance air box lid
Post by: Jules on April 26, 2013, 05:53:22 pm
Pinch the bike between your knees and move your weight as far forward as you can. Extended screens aggravate it as they lift the front,
Also try locking one arm and relaxing the other
Title: Re: Ktm performance air box lid
Post by: Sat Diver on April 26, 2013, 06:14:20 pm
Roger that!
Title: Re: Ktm performance air box lid
Post by: Bushcat on April 28, 2013, 06:22:36 pm
Jules, how much for that airbox lid, and where from?
Title: Re: Re: Ktm performance air box lid
Post by: Jules on April 28, 2013, 07:05:33 pm
Ktm original performance part, not sure on price yet this one is on lone from my dealer, will check tomorrow
Title: Re: Ktm performance air box lid
Post by: Bill the Bong on May 01, 2013, 12:49:41 pm
Will a couple of holes in the std lid not have the same effect?
Title: Re: Re: Ktm performance air box lid
Post by: Jules on May 01, 2013, 08:28:11 pm
Yea. Im sure it will. Thing is the ktm part has a pre filter to help keep the main filter clean,  and for 300 ronts its relay not that bad
Title: Re: Ktm performance air box lid
Post by: Bill the Bong on May 01, 2013, 09:06:38 pm
R300? I'm getting one!
Title: Re: Ktm performance air box lid
Post by: Gawel on August 12, 2013, 07:25:08 am
An added advantage of the Performance airbox is that you now have place for your toolbag !! :laughing4:
Title: Re: Ktm performance air box lid
Post by: Bill the Bong on August 12, 2013, 11:41:17 am
R300? I'm getting one!

Guess I did not actually put my money where my mouth was...
Title: Re: Ktm performance air box lid
Post by: M3X3Z3 on August 13, 2013, 01:12:53 pm
Hey Jules,

I am trying to hunt down one of those performance lids for my bike.

Do you have a part number for me as my dealer is not able to source it.
Title: Re: Ktm performance air box lid
Post by: Ganjora on August 13, 2013, 01:22:59 pm
Hey Jules,

I am trying to hunt down one of those performance lids for my bike.

Do you have a part number for me as my dealer is not able to source it.

contact RAD.
Title: Re: Ktm performance air box lid
Post by: Martin Groenewald on October 17, 2013, 08:52:56 pm
Hey Jules

looking for some advice just got the air box and seem to battle to fit it with the standard paper filter is it possible or should i rather convert to a foam filter now ? i have got a FMF Q4 pipe on which made a huge difference once Ive sorted the airbox and filter should i take it for remapping and then last question which filter would you suggest thanks for all your info
Title: Re: Ktm performance air box lid
Post by: M3X3Z3 on October 17, 2013, 09:39:49 pm
Hey Jules

looking for some advice just got the air box and seem to battle to fit it with the standard paper filter is it possible or should i rather convert to a foam filter now ? i have got a FMF Q4 pipe on which made a huge difference once Ive sorted the airbox and filter should i take it for remapping and then last question which filter would you suggest thanks for all your info

It does fit with the standard paper filter element, albeit tightly, which is what you want to have a good tight fit against the rubber of the filter element to keep dust out.
The performance filter box lid does a considerably better job of pre filtering the air than the stock air box lid. This will lead to longer filter life.

The KTM Instructions coming with the performance filter lid say that it should be used in conjunction with Akropovic pipe (FMF is an equivalent here) and the bike MUST be given the Akro pipe remap.

So far, I have not done the Akro remap but just did the 15 minute idle and then ignition off map rewrite.
Bike runs like a dream, with an extra pony or 2 under the new airbox lid :biggrin:

Yes, I would like to try a K&N type air filter element, it can only help things.

Title: Re: Ktm performance air box lid
Post by: Martin Groenewald on October 18, 2013, 01:02:35 pm
Thanks for the feed back M3X3Z3 this bike is my first bike and i paid a lot of money for it and not to kean to be a bush mechanic need all the advice i can get this forum has helped me a lot thanks again much appreciated
Title: Re: Ktm performance air box lid
Post by: Rascal on October 18, 2013, 01:17:12 pm
just be warned, the performance lid also needs some modification with the foam filter as well..

I took mine off, on heavy rainy days with the oryx kit I had some water in the airbox.
Title: Re: Ktm performance air box lid
Post by: Martin Groenewald on October 18, 2013, 01:44:25 pm
Thanks  Rascal

I guess a high pressure hose could also cause water getting in when washing my bike with the old air box I use to cover it with a towel and the towel was always wet I have just fitted my new airbox got it on fine now for the first time ill run it for 15 min and switch off then tomorrow ill be heading for the hills lots of rain down here in ballito at the moment its going to be very wet and muddy