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i've noticed all the cool kids have the conical air filters on their hondas, what do you call those? where do i get me some?

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Those are called POD filters, from what I know. Sometimes you can not just add those filters to a bike with out changing the carburetor jetting. Depends on the bike, what bike are you looking forward to install pod filters??

Like my CB750F, there is a big issue when installing POD filters without working on the Stock carb jetting...it just does not work.



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i've noticed all the cool kids have the conical air filters on their hondas, what do you call those? where do i get me some?

thanks!
The conical Pod filters are pretty common through parts unlimited, tucker rockey, and m/c shop or dealer who uses those companies for aftermarket supply.

a few thoughts on pod filters:

- When you buy them you should also buy a jet kit or several carb main jets for your bike in different sizes. Typically pod filters and an aftermarket will cause you to go one jet size up in the carbs and you will have to synch them. Some bikes will require almost no jetting, others will require you to mess with it alot. (it is not as big an issue as jaimesix makes it out to be, if you know how a carb works and how to read plugs you should be fine)

- Try to avoid pods on a two stroke. If you have to have pods, then get the one with the smallest top filter plate. Since a two stroke relies on the principle of reversion, it is possible for the reverberating waves to pass through the carb and really screw up tuning.

- There are several filters out there and if you buy cheap you get cheap. EMGO brand ones tend to be cheap to buy and are not reusiable. K&N makes a really cool reusable pod which will actually flow more air and help you out in the power dept a little, but you will def have to rejet for those.

- Unless looks are your primary reason for using pods, a better alternative would be to see if K&N makes a stock replacement for your bike's airbox (I know they do it for the cb750). I have one in my SOHC cb750 and it works great and I don't have to buy another air filter again.

Try dennis kirk or sudco for pods and carb jets.
 

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i've a 1975 cl360. i'm ashamed to admit that yes the aesthetic of the filter is really the only thing that attracted me to them. my filter works fine i was just wonderin'. anyone put them on a cl 360 before?
 

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Pod filters look nice, but provided carburetors are jetted right, Pods will ad to performance, so it is not just a "looks" add on , it adds to performance , good looks and better acceleration / response. Do not feel guilty for the looks interest , those filters really look cool.

If it rains where you live, you have to take into account that. I have thought about something like a Stainless steel plate, like an umbrella for the Pods, to prevent any water from reaching the Pods in rainy season. That could be a accesory to install only in winter. I ride in winter, and, I do not like riding in the rain , but many times weather surprises us with a shower.....

Check this page I found...a 350 project.....

http://home.modemss.brisnet.org.au/~jmiller/honda/gallery/detail1.html

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Edited by - jaimesix on Sep 18 2006 5:07:20 PM
 

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what happens when filters get wet? i live in seattle so yeah... that'd be an issue.
The emgo pod filters are a paper element so if they get wet they are useless and need to be pitched. If the K&N's get wet the oil used to lube the filter pretty much keeps a lot of the water out. However riding the bike while it is raining poses a whole new problem and that is rain water getting sucked into the engine. I suppose it is possible to hydrolock a motor from the rain water coming in (I have never heard of it happening) it is just plain not good for the engine to be sucking in water. Some guys build a shroud out of aluminum to cover the top and sides but you kind of lose the effect you were after and that was having two cool looking pods sticking out of the engine. Of course if you make it removable then you only loose that on rainy days.
 

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What about uni filters? Anyone ever run those? I've got a CB360T and been tossing the idea around about pod filters aswell. I've run uni's on lots of vespas and they've always seemed pretty good. I'd potentionaly be running these filters with stock pipes for now. Waste of time or what? If I did run them with stock pipes, do you think I'd need to re-jet? Maybe just go up a notch on the needle only???
 

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What about uni filters? Anyone ever run those? I've got a CB360T and been tossing the idea around about pod filters aswell. I've run uni's on lots of vespas and they've always seemed pretty good. I'd potentionaly be running these filters with stock pipes for now. Waste of time or what? If I did run them with stock pipes, do you think I'd need to re-jet? Maybe just go up a notch on the needle only???
I run uni-filters on my t500. They don't look as cool as pods (unless you like the ratted out racer look). They work great except the water problem when it is raining is much worse because they are essentially a sponge in front of your carb. I went up one jet size in the carbs and it worked great.
 
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