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Air Intake Relocation

I got adventurous with the pvc this weekend. Here is the result. I decided it would be a pain to route it under the cab like rstrandy did here
https://www.hondapioneerforum.com/for...-counting.html.
Instead I ended up basically making a snorkel (though I have no plans of actually using it as a snorkel). Connected it to the rubber boot on the air box just like the stock intake does. I put some window screen type material in the last bend at the top to keep large debris from coming in. The hope is that this will suck cleaner air by getting it up higher. I ride in a lot of dusty areas and the air filter suffers because of the stock intake location. Doesn't seem to have changed performance at all. I do notice a little more throaty sound when the throttle lets off for gear changes.

Also shown in the pictures are my cargo box (Husky box from Home Depot) and LED lights (Chinese specials). The other side of the box not shown has a RotoPax 2 gal can mounted. Eventually I want one on each side but buying 2 of those things at once was too hard to swallow. I highly recommend that box though. It will hold a TON of crap. Just don't plan on knowing what's behind you ever again.

My next step is some sort of sound dampening behind/under the seats. With the fully enclosed cab it gets way too loud.
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Some of the pictures decided to upload sideways........
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I have thought of the same design before with one modification. Overall, I like the design, clean air coming in, but you might consider carrying a small pipe where you can disconnect near the top and make a U-turn down (approximately head high on the rack) so if you are caught in the rain it will not be driving water directly into the intake as shown. Just a thought.

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Are ya just cutting the intake head off or where are tying in to the air system with the pvc?
BTW looks good
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Are ya just cutting the intake head off or where are tying in to the air system with the pvc?
BTW looks good
Thinking all new PVC, scraping all the OEM plastic intake right back to the flex rubber intake on top the air box is what the pix indicate, I think.

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I have thought of the same design before with one modification. Overall, I like the design, clean air coming in, but you might consider carrying a small pipe where you can disconnect near the top and make a U-turn down (approximately head high on the rack) so if you are caught in the rain it will not be driving water directly into the intake as shown. Just a thought.
I was thinking about that. It doesn't look like it but the intake does point down slightly at the end. Not as much as it probably should. I may play with it some more.

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Thinking all new PVC, scraping all the OEM plastic intake right back to the flex rubber intake on top the air box is what the pix indicate, I think.

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Correct. I just removed the stock intake.
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Had some time this evening. I used the one leftover 22.5 degree elbow to point the intake down a little more. I don't think it will have any rain water issues now.

I also experimented with a rubber floor mat from Lowe's. I cut it to fit behind the seat as well as 2 smaller pieces under the seat. It dampens sound enough that I no longer feel like I need to wear ear plugs while riding. It still gets a bit loud at higher rpms but I try not to spend a ton of time screaming the engine anyway. That's one of the big reasons I'm a Honda guy. I can just shift up and make the engine shut up.

Also remembered to get a pic of the rotopax. Once I get another one mounted to the other side I will be able to carry 4 extra gallons. That's a long ride. I may need it though as that box is big enough to carry all of our camping gear for a weekend.
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Had some time this evening. I used the one leftover 22.5 degree elbow to point the intake down a little more. I don't think it will have any rain water issues now.
Hopefully you have it all resolved. My thoughts were as I'm thinking of my own was where you have either of the 45 degree pieces just add the flexibility to turn the unit 180 degree, so there would not be direct air going into the intake but rather it would be facing towards the rear, just a thought.

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Dang. Now I wish I hadn't glued all the joints. Well if it becomes a problem I can always cut it and put a coupler on to allow me to swing it around facing backwards.
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