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Hi All - For those that are interested, I’ve just fitted some really nice (in my opinion) air filters with 3D printed bodies (as part of my project to eliminate the Air Box).

The three key things I like about these are:
1. AIT Sensor location: The fitment of the Air Intake Temperature (AIT) sensor is integral to the design. Therefore, the sensor is subjected to the fast moving / cooler air that is being drawn into the throttle body (as opposed to simply cable tying the sensor somewhere in the area, which is then subjected to the warmer air being radiated from the engine (and possibly making the ECU think the ambient temperature is warmer than it is, consequently running the AFR leaner than it should; and as we know, these modern bikes run too lean as it is!)

2. The lines! I like how the angle of the filters line up with the frame. It just seems to look cleaner to me.

3. The filters: Top quality water resistant / low maintenance (no need for oil) filters. I believe these are also the same filters used by the Freespirits offer (but the look of those angles just don’t do it for me personally): link

Have I noticed a performance increase? Yes, it does seem to pull stronger, but of course, that could all be psychological due to the increased intake noise (it has a lovely roar at full throttle now!).

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Manufactured by VIBA (who created a rather special Bobber - see photo if you haven’t already): link
Available from: link (great guys to do business with, with some very interesting stuff).
Engine breather filter (ps. I still need to make a location bracket for it yet): link (with a bit of insulation tape to increase the outside diameter slightly so that the standard pipe fits securely).

Next steps: Wiring / Fuse box tidy up - Apparently, the Arsenale / VIBA team of creating a kit to tidy that whole area up; I’ll keep you posted.

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Slight derail but the bag on that site is rather nice tho a little pricey and the 725,000 euro vodka bottle is erm,..........
 

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Some images (I couldn't get them in my original post for some reason). Cheers.
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good work. 0:)
Usually, I am not fan of the removal of the side covers but I confess that here gives it an aggressive look :).. can also be because of the handlebars .the motorcycle line is much more brutal.
 

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Usually, I am not fan of the removal of the side covers but I confess that here gives it an aggressive look :).. can also be because of the handlebars .the motorcycle line is much more brutal.


Thank you PFEN. Yes, that’s the look I’m aiming to build on. Plus the clip on bars made it much comfortable cruising in the motorways.


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Some images (I couldn't get them in my original post for some reason). Cheers.
I think your bike looks fantastic; sleek and aggressive.
I have always been tentative about buying/installing open air filters & i think i will stick with the OEM look, but the VIBA kit ones are uniquely angled and definitely suit the ¨look¨ with your clip ons and cleaned up bodywork.
Looking forward to your updates. :smile2:
 

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Thank you for your comments eisen77. Much appreciated. Cheers


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Hi. I’d not seen a picture of it, only heard about it through discussions with them. But yes, that looks like it! Nice and clean looking. Cheers.


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Hi guys,

Flavjo here from TheArsenale. @Junction21a purchased the air filter from us and explained that there are many Triumph riders looking to remove their air boxes and replace them with something more elegant.

I got in touch with VIBA and lowered the price for the air filter; now we're going to send them to you for free and you're also getting a free T-shirt to be part of TheArsenale crew! As we speak, VIBA is developing a wire harness cover to protect the exposed wiring left after removing the airbox.
 

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Apparently it’s (the cover) for sale already. $159 euro. Seems a bit over priced.
I do like incorporating the air flow sensor into the body of the air intake. I’ll have to see if I can replicate that with a DIY approach of my own. Challenge accepted.

As far as the cover - not to my liking. For as sleeping CJ as their design is, the cover misses the mark in my opinion. I’ll stick with my DIY solution.
 

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Hi All - For those that are interested, I’ve just fitted some really nice (in my opinion) air filters with 3D printed bodies (as part of my project to eliminate the Air Box).

The three key things I like about these are:
1. AIT Sensor location: The fitment of the Air Intake Temperature (AIT) sensor is integral to the design. Therefore, the sensor is subjected to the fast moving / cooler air that is being drawn into the throttle body (as opposed to simply cable tying the sensor somewhere in the area, which is then subjected to the warmer air being radiated from the engine (and possibly making the ECU think the ambient temperature is warmer than it is, consequently running the AFR leaner than it should; and as we know, these modern bikes run too lean as it is!)

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You can put the temp sensor in the filter if you want (left side).
 

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Can you give is more of a review of the clipons and statement seat combo? I really like the look, but I'm not sure my aging back is up to it...


Hi, Psychopasta. Will do, I’ll post something tomorrow afternoon (GMT). Ps. I’ve now order med the wire cover and should be with in a few days. Cheers.


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