Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Visalia, California
Airbox Mod - DL1 & DL6 - With Pictures
I've read nothing about riders altering the airbox on a Strom and I'm curious why. I bought K&Ns for our bikes and tore them down for the install. When I had them apart I noticed that the snorkel on the DL6 was punie! It reminded me of one off of a DR. So I moded it. The same goes for my DL1.
I guess my question is, why not mod the airbox? I realize that the sound level is increased, but not radically so. We have ATREs installed so the bikes shouldn't run any leaner than they were with open snorkels.
Photos are here:
Snorkels: DL1 on top - DL6 on bottom
Screen: removed from the back of a stock DL air cleaner
Screen cut to fit
Screen in place: Bolted w/ 10x32 screws, with 2 washers and a 10x32 nut as a stand-off. Nut to the outside w/ lock washer, just in case it were to vibrate off.
When I took the airboxes apart I was amazed at what I found inside. There was a complete dragonfly in mine! I feel that the way I have these designed the airbox will be better protected while at the same time completely free of restriction.
Performance is definately enhanced...although it could be accounted for by the ATRE. When we took off for our last ride I lifted the front wheel without meaning to. And wide open throttle at highway speed is beautiful.
Now: Arguments against? Anyone? I'd appreciate your input.
Wife's '09 DL-650: OEM hand guards - DL-1000 lower cowel - 16t counter sprocket - Givi windscreen - Air box mod w/ K&N air filter - GIPro gear indicator w/ ATRE - integrated comm system.
My '09 DL-1000: Air box mod w/ K&N air filter - GIPro gear indicator w/ ATRE - integrated comm system - Givi windscreen.
Last edited by Quehele; 03-30-2010 at 03:30 PM.