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PostPosted: December 18th, 2013, 8:48 am 
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Howdy-
I've got my '04 apart for a winter fluff up.
I've heard mention that people take the 'snorkel' off the air box.
I am at that point where I can remove it with no problem.
SO...are there there any advantages/disadvantages to taking the snorkel off?
And if I remove it will chicks dig me?
Thnx-


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PostPosted: December 18th, 2013, 8:58 am 
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On the older '87-'90 bikes it makes them run crappy. Don't know about yours.

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PostPosted: January 1st, 2014, 2:08 am 
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Hi mate
i am in same position - i have the exhaust system off and am looking at minimal modifications to improve fuel consumption ready for some trips on my 2002 650 transalp next year
i am looking at bypassing the cat with some stainless pipe
replacing main jets with 125 (originals i think are 135)
and taking out the snorkel
plus maybe take off the PAIR system
has anyone done these mods (in part or in full) and what response is there is fuel consumption
it i am sensible (rarity!) i shall do exhaust cat bypass and main jets first then ride before doing any non reversible mods
i once tinkered with snorkel of Super Tenere and it never ran as smooth again
any input would really help
tony


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PostPosted: January 1st, 2014, 9:38 am 
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Before I changed the main jets, I would take it out and run it hard, then pull the plugs and see what the color is... you could easily burn a piston if you jet it down too lean (hot) Sure not going to change the fuel mileage enough to compensate for a burned piston...

Joel


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PostPosted: January 1st, 2014, 9:40 am 
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My 1998 TA with 33k on it gets about 45 to 47mpg on the road..... my answer to that is to carry a 2 gallon gas can on the rear rack.


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