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I think it does!in the Kawasaki manual I'm sure they say to remove the screen for race use!


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I had the seats off today.. I should have just pulled the tank and checked. I'm pretty it doesnt but wanted to be sure. If it does, im gonna remove it... if not, no point in pulled the tank up yet.
 

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I believe that only applies to the race manual.. I could be wrong but when you purchase an adjustable ecu from kawi you would receive the race manual offering advice on what to do. Personally, I have my ecu flashed by 2WDW, replaced my air filter at 3k (because I replace everything religiously, and think its fun haha) and left the mesh on the stock air filter. I would just rather have the piece of mind that my air filter with the mesh is letting less debris in over having that wee little bit of extra air flow.

On a side note, after my bike was flashed I didn't feel too much of a difference and was kind of disappointed. UNTIL, I purchased an oem stock ecu for when and if I need to bring my bike into kawi for warranty work.. plugged it in started it and took it out to make sure the stock ecu was spot on and that's when I could feel how restricted and sluggish it felt. Put the flashed ecu back in took it out and WOW what a difference. :notworthy:


Hmmm.. So just pull the screen off = Better flow??
My owners manual said Zip-Nada see your dealer basically..

Thanks for your help..

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I think oem Nippon supers all have a screen. You bought after market and no screen...normal, if I recall. Aftermarket does NOT mean higher quality. Tough concept for many.
 

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I think oem Nippon supers all have a screen. You bought after market and no screen...normal, if I recall. Aftermarket does NOT mean higher quality. Tough concept for many.
Agreed.. Mater fact my 05 Gixer1K actually lost power in mid range with K&N. Went back to stock and all was good with the world.

This fact that you mention is what pushed me to ask the screen question.

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Ok.... Thought I'd re visit this thread based on my findings..

I did my PAIR mod last weekend, which of course necessitated removing air box blah blah blah.

I pulled the stock air filter out. Holy %rap! Thats not a screen.. Thats obviously a restriction plate! Upon examination, you can see that it's made to be removed. The screen is snapped and held in about 4-6 places. Just pick one side up with flat screw driver. Pull it up enough to grab a hold of, then start popping it off the pins.

Throw in dust bin.. You now have a performance filter..

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Ok.... Thought I'd re visit this thread based on my findings..

I did my PAIR mod last weekend, which of course necessitated removing air box blah blah blah.

I pulled the stock air filter out. Holy %rap! Thats not a screen.. Thats obviously a restriction plate! Upon examination, you can see that it's made to be removed. The screen is snapped and held in about 4-6 places. Just pick one side up with flat screw driver. Pull it up enough to grab a hold of, then start popping it off the pins.

Throw in dust bin.. You now have a performance filter..

Regards.

RC
Yeah, pulled mine... bike makes no power still but yay for better air flpw
 

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Ok.... Thought I'd re visit this thread based on my findings..

I did my PAIR mod last weekend, which of course necessitated removing air box blah blah blah.

I pulled the stock air filter out. Holy %rap! Thats not a screen.. Thats obviously a restriction plate! Upon examination, you can see that it's made to be removed. The screen is snapped and held in about 4-6 places. Just pick one side up with flat screw driver. Pull it up enough to grab a hold of, then start popping it off the pins.

Throw in dust bin.. You now have a performance filter..

Regards.

RC
Yep for those that haven't seen it leaving it in seems like an acceptable option, but once seen it is obvious it is a restriction and why the race manual recommends removing it.
 
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