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Hello,

i bought an tl1000s 1999 2 months ago and customise/ streetfighter it.

for some reason the seller removed the airfilter box and put on K&N filters. Not sure why he did that, for the rest the bike was stock.
I never ride a tl1000s before, i have a feeling it lacks a bit of power. it doesnt have that big torque down low in the rpms.

can it be because it doesnt have the airfiler box?

pic of the bike so far:
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the K&n filters that are on the bike now placed by previous owner:

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thank you,

Sandro
 

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Long ago we figured out that the individual filters did more harm than good on the TL.
 

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And the 600 Katana (Teapot).
 

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This was never a Katana.




THIS is a Katana.


 
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Especially without fixing the fuelling to compensate.

+ how good are those mufflers, flowise ?
And their volume or lack thereof...

Since I don't believe there is gain
to be had, you would be waisting time trying to fix the fuelling in this state.
Better to fit
an airbox and go from there.
 

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thanks for the replies, much appriciated.

the mechanic at the suzuki dealer told me without airbox you lose an amount of horsepower.
i know the '97 is torqier down low then an '99 but somehow it feels that it lacks some power. getting an air box soon so i will try it out.
 
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