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CaptainKnobby

Cutting out the backfire screen on filter cage

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Has anyone cut out the screen on their airfilter cage. Someone told me the bike would breath alot better if you did.>>>>And we all know "the better they breath the better they will run" All though someone did say the screen protects the filter from backfire and possibly a fire. But I have seen Twin air filter cages that you can buy for 06 450fs and they dont have a screen on them and they cost $100.00:eek: so why dont just cut out the stock screen and save your money and still have the same purpose.

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Don't waste your time. The foam filter is more restrictive than the back-fire screen.

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my crf 450 x filter was a little crispy when iwent to change it once i have decided that if not for the screen it could of been bad so ileave it alone plus it runs great anyways

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the 03-05 yz 450 cage can be replaced by the same yr yz 250 smoker cage which has no screen for under $30 (which is worth it if you've ever tried to get all those little wires out) but you'll need to run a backfire resistant filter;like the one twinair uses in its kit. (replacements are available for around another $30) so you can save $40:thumbsup: i'm not sure if this is possible with the newer bikes...you'll have to check part #'s.

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It is possible with the later bikes, but it's still a complete waste of time and money.

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It is possible with the later bikes, but it's still a complete waste of time and money.

I agree. After searching on here a reading a lot of posts, I have concluded that the filter itself is more restrictive than the screen. My $0.02.

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if anything i noticed a slight bottom end loss when i tried it,the screen also helps me sleep better at night; its screens for me:thumbsup:

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