Happy New Year to everyone.
Hello I've had my 1995 Africa Twin XRV 750 in a state of rebuild at a local Thai mechanic for about a year. The engine rebuild is done and works well.
But we noticed after putting everything together that the existing paper air filter had large holes in it.
So I ordered the Pipercross Air Filter from Rugged Roads and sent them the following email copied below but never heard back so I'm hoping the good folks here can give me advice.
The mechanic tuned the carbs before we saw the paper filter had holes and the engine sounded great. But when we replaced the bad air filter
with the new Pipercross foam one, the mechanic had to retune the carbs.
He says he's not able to find a good tune and I can see it runs very roughly above 4500 rpm. He says the fit of the new Pipercross foam air filter is not good as it doesn't have the same metal support as the paper air filter, it lets air in around the top gasket. As such the mechanic has advised me to get rid of the Pipercross foam filter and get a proper paper one like the Honda OEM part.
But I don't want to give up so quickly on the Pipercross. Is there something we are not doing correctly to make it work ?
Do we need different jetting on the carbs for this filter?
Any help appreciated, have been off bikes for about 20 years and recently decided to pick up my dream bike from my teenage years. Hoping to tour SE Asian coffee plantations with it.
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