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my homemade airfilter stage 2 cover. Is it ok?

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henwithin
 
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Can anyone here see a problem with what I did here to the oem airfilter cover to emulate dna and mwr stage two tops? Serious question, noob here too frugal to pay 80 dollars for a piece of plastic
 
I marked it, drilled many tiny holes down the line then took a bit a fire to edges to smooth it out
 
 
 
 
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No Hater
Functionally I dont see a problem. Visually.....it looks like hell. I would have done it different but, as long as it works I guess it doesnt matter. $$$ saved is always good.

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mjh937
I agree it is not pretty but you will only see it when the seat is off, which is seldom. It looks functional and you saved yourself a lot of money. I cannot figure out why the covers sell for so much.

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r1limited
WOW, butchered that up pretty good ya did! and you posted a photo and asked if anythign is wrong? OK I will leave that one alone.
 
Idea was good, however your skills are lacking. Let me assist in your future endevours
 
If I were to do this
 
[ol type=decimal][*]I would not had posted a photo on line and then ask if anything is wrong
[*]You should had Drilled 4 holes in each corner where the tips of the corners closes to the screws would match the corners of each square
[*]I woild had then scored "LIGHTLY WITH A BRAND NEW EXACTO KNIFE OR CARPET BLADE) using a straight edge the outside paremiter of each hole to each hole[*]I would had then scored a little deeper with that straight edge to ensure a straight and accurate cut[*]I would had used a fine coping blade to then cut along that scored edge[*]I would had then used a fine file to clean those edges up[*]I would had then had the balls to post a pretty damn good job[/ol]
But thats just little ol anal me
 
 
 
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markstertt
I applaud your willingness to save a buck and modify your own ride...I bemoan the fact that metal, wood & auto shop are offered in very few high schools any more (if any?). 1 semester of basic hand tools use would well serve both boys and girls for life. No reflection on you henwithin, we do the best with what we've got.
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Beemer
I'm reminded of a time in my basic when a drill sgt. told me my rifle looked like (his favorite word) S H I I I I I I I I I I t!!!!! 
 
Your work will function but jeebus H, son, spend $20 on a nice Dremel.

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sansnombre
Enjoyed the feedback comments - mine were the same, but you don't need another kick in the butt . . .
 
I don't see any functional issue here, though.
 
Cheers.
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DewMan
We all had to start learning somewhere. At least he's making the attempt. Too many can't even do their own oil changes these days.
 
Yes, I'm old. "Damn kids (anyone under 40) today!" :D
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Beemer
We all had to start learning somewhere. At least he's making the attempt. Too many can't even do their own oil changes these days. 
Yes, I'm old. "Damn kids (anyone under 40) today!" :D
Turn a wrench?!! I've heard that can cause a person to have to exert physical effort and cause sweating and tiredness. Who would think of doing such a thing?  ;) 
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r1limited
We all had to start learning somewhere. At least he's making the attempt. Too many can't even do their own oil changes these days. 
Yes, I'm old. "Damn kids (anyone under 40) today!" :D
Turn a wrench?!! I've heard that can cause a person to have to exert physical effort and cause sweating and tiredness. Who would think of doing such a thing?  ;)
I was born a master in everything.  why when I was just 10 minutes old I changed the brakes on my moms car and lifted a new trans into that Oldsmobile when I was 6 months old.  I used my teeth as a torque wrench and drilled holes with my fingers. 
Kids these days think they are owed a mechanic and should never have to pay for one. :)
 
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henwithin
Thanks for the honest input. I know it's ugly, I just wanted to make sure there wasn't some safety issue at hand . Lol, I didnt take woodshop or go to vocational school. For eveything shoppy like this I go to youtube but I didnt find anything similar, maybe you could make a video and ill subscribe

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markstertt
Henwithin...I was lucky and had a dad that was a real craftsman with old world work ethics...times have changed and different skills are required today but you're really never to old or young to learn, working and wrenching on a motorcycle is a good place to start.
 
I would have 2 concerns with your now 'open' air box...an even leaner mixture on an already lean factory set up unless you've had an ecu flash or Power Commander etc. and you've now created a nice, cozy mouse house under your seat, you may want to keep an eye on that or install a rodent screen in case you live and park where rodents abound. I leave my dirt bike under a cover in a mountain cabin and put down Dcon bait tubs, guess where I find all the little blue pellets...yep, hidden all over my dirt bike, every nook and cranny.
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pgeldz
I applaud your efforts, but I'd say there is a reason why the DNA and MWR filter covers have smooth radius edges leading into the opening...
 
Just my 2 Cents
 
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henwithin
would have 2 concerns with your now 'open' air box...an even leaner mixture on an already lean factory set up unless you've had an ecu flash or Power Commander
 
 
Ive flashed my ecu a few times since the open box mod. Im having trouble finding a map that's just right. Closest one ive found is akro exhaust, dna filter with lid. Its running a bit rich and mpg is down but shes still performing much better than she was stock
 
Edit: On the mouse topic, Im much more likely to find a snake in my garage than a rodent, and I like it that way.
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r1limited
Just never reverse flow the acupuncture jet

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