Inexpensive Intake

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Inexpensive Intake

Post by pietenpol2002 » Sat Jul 25, 2009 4:36 am

To accompany my post regarding the Yanclone exhaust I'm including a pic of the intake I fabricated following a raid on the local Habitat ReStore. In the interest of dispensing with the "lawn mower/industrial" looking Yanclone air cleaner, I'm using a "proper" looking unit liberated from a deceased Kubota. The connections however, were compliments of the plumbing world. I fabricated a flange using simple hand tools to slide over the 1 1/2" chrome sink drain pipe. As seen in the pic, additional bends/configurations will be needed to connect to the Kubota unit but they're readily available for $.25 each, and the couplers are air tight. Thus, total cost to get from the engine to the air cleaner should come in under $1.00. Contrary to what some might say, I'd like to think of myself as resourceful as opposed to cheap.
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Re: Inexpensive Intake

Post by balboa_71 » Tue Jul 28, 2009 5:22 pm

Like your exhaust, your intake is pretty slick. I'm getting my old diesel bike back this weekend, and I think I'll upgrade the intake and exhaust using some that fixture stainless like you did.

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