Make your 2014 air box sand friendly!


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  • yzUSMCf

Posted August 09, 2014 - 10:21 PM

#1

Ok not yet.. I'm looking for ideas on how to set up the air box for sand (never ridden the dunes yet) as our intake scoops will scoop sand if you put er down in the dunes I am really meticulous when it comes to my bike and I want NO sand to get past the filter besides air filter maintenance and grease on the base as well as the PC prefilters have anyone made any mods to the intake shrouds?

Here's an idea let me hear your thoughts and input. Drill some holes under to allow sand to drain?? I got some quick release 1/4 turn clips for my air box so I guess I could just pop it off real quick and shake the sand out..

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  • Drenmaster

Posted August 10, 2014 - 01:55 AM

#2

i think you are looking into it too much.. if you go down that hard you will have more to worry about than sand.. plus a well oiled filter will protect from sand coming in. i think you will be fine stock.. just ride man!   



  • jkylnhyde

Posted August 10, 2014 - 06:52 AM

#3

Sand will drain out the slit in the bottom of the airbox.. get an Outerwears.. The one for the 2012 works perfect.. then before I put my filter in I grease the metal ring on the airbox where it meets the edge of the filter. ... never had a problem with this one or my 12 or my 11..

It actually works better than the under the seat filter design on most other bikes...

I have over 300 hours on all 3 yamaha I have/had and I don't have a problem.. never have and I have wrecked every way possible..

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  • grayracer513

Posted August 10, 2014 - 09:27 AM

#4

So, none of you guys have ever found sand in the bottom of an '06-'09 airbox, apparently?  



  • Dexter42

Posted August 10, 2014 - 09:59 AM

#5

So, none of you guys have ever found sand in the bottom of an '06-'09 airbox, apparently?


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  • mikedabike

Posted August 10, 2014 - 11:27 AM

#6

Agree with Gray and Dexter, Is this really a problem?  The airbox in my 03-09's always looked like a science experiment gone bad.  I am amazed at how tidy the airbox in my 11 stays.



  • yzUSMCf

Posted August 10, 2014 - 01:41 PM

#7

I think I'll be fine with PC filters and an outerwear about as good as it gets I don't wanna cut my shrouds . Sand will get anywhere regardless of what bike

  • yzUSMCf

Posted August 10, 2014 - 03:16 PM

#8

I'm not saying the design is a problem or design flaw at all. I freakn love it. my yz250 filter got muuuuch more dirty But you prep your bike for the terrain you ride like in mud use some pam under the fenders, foam by the brake lever ect. Just trying too see what people are doing for this unique platform . Thanks for the input guys keep it coming .

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  • crf917rider

Posted August 10, 2014 - 03:51 PM

#9

I raced mine this weekend and i guess with the cycra stuff u get more in the air box , the track i rode was dug deep with lots of wood chips , well all that dirt and wood chips were in my air filter box and really caked in near the bottom right in front of the seat. I only rode 2 motos and didnt crash i had to pull the seat,tank and shrouds to get it clean to even pull the filter it sucked very disappointed i know the regular design get dirty 2 but i guess there so much less space with this design theres no where for it to go and u got to take the bike apart just to change filter boooo sorry for the rant might go back to factory after this

  • crf917rider

Posted August 10, 2014 - 05:13 PM

#10

I raced mine this weekend and i guess with the cycra stuff u get more in the air box , the track i rode was dug deep with lots of wood chips , well all that dirt and wood chips were in my air filter box and really caked in near the bottom right in front of the seat. I only rode 2 motos and didnt crash i had to pull the seat,tank and shrouds to get it clean to even pull the filter it sucked very disappointed i know the regular design get dirty 2 but i guess there so much less space with this design theres no where for it to go and u got to take the bike apart just to change filter boooo sorry for the rant might go back to factory after this


Regular design meaning conventional air boxes ........

  • forgotmyusername

Posted August 10, 2014 - 06:01 PM

#11

^ wait, so you're saying it gets dirtier and is harder to clean with the cycras?

  • crf917rider

Posted August 10, 2014 - 06:30 PM

#12

^ wait, so you're saying it gets dirtier and is harder to clean with the cycras?

Yes seems like alot more debris in there and the one piece shrouds make eveything tighter .i ran the stock stuff alot and stayed virtually clean every ride but if stock did get all that crap in it u would have to take tank off to clean box out also i wish i would have took a pick maybe next time if i run them again

Edited by crf917rider, August 10, 2014 - 06:31 PM.


  • rickallen124

Posted August 10, 2014 - 08:45 PM

#13

Stock shroud intake is curved so that roost doesn't have a straight shot into it where the cycra shroud is a straight shot.



  • crf917rider

Posted August 11, 2014 - 01:17 PM

#14

Crazy thing is i didnt get roosted that much if only very little, i doubt its coming from my front tire though

  • DanielMerrick

Posted August 11, 2014 - 07:32 PM

#15

I found with my bikes it throws sand in my face and up all the time from the front tire , it's something I wasn't accustomed to, all my other bikes never did, so now I need to wear goggles even when I ride alone aha

  • Goforaride

Posted December 24, 2015 - 10:52 PM

#16

Sand will drain out the slit in the bottom of the airbox.. get an Outerwears.. The one for the 2012 works perfect.. then before I put my filter in I grease the metal ring on the airbox where it meets the edge of the filter. ... never had a problem with this one or my 12 or my 11..

It actually works better than the under the seat filter design on most other bikes...

I have over 300 hours on all 3 yamaha I have/had and I don't have a problem.. never have and I have wrecked every way possible..

where are you finding the outerwears fitted for the 2012? I have searched everywhere including the manufacturer website and I cant find them.

Edited by Goforaride, December 24, 2015 - 10:58 PM.






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