Pod Air Filters for Cafe Racers


Just thought I would keep it simple clean for today’s entry.  Pod filters are a great addition to any cafe racer.  They add a little power, and clean up that stock air box.  Don’t get me wrong, I like the look of pods, but be warned, they are more work to install than you may think.  Removal of the stock air box, relocation of breather hoses, possible frame clearance problems, re-jetting of the carbs, difficulty tuning, shorter engine life, and louder intake noise are just some of the downsides that come along with changing to pod filters.  I like them, I just want to encourage readers to think before they impulsively buy pods.  If you have done your research and want to go through with it, I suggest Emgo, uni-filter, or K&N filters.  I have found many sets for around $50.00 on eBay Motors.  Don’t be like HONAHA, think before you tear things apart.  Like my Dad always tells me “the engineers that designed the stock air box are smarter than you.”  Remember that.

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1 Response to Pod Air Filters for Cafe Racers

  1. Steve Magney says:

    looking for pod filters for my 1971 cb500.
    I have limited space for the 2 outside filters. They need to be offset to clear the frame.
    The inside ones are no problem.
    The dimension of the port is 42mm.

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