Ok, so I have been doing research most of the week on the air cleaner housing/filter. Yes, I have seen the gadget page on using the 9" car filters, I have seen plenty of them horned mods and Kuryakin, etc...
1. The 9" dish style cleaners seem big to me. Anybody know if there is a similar way with a smaller 6" or 6.5" size? I understand the back plate would have to be replaced. Most of the smaller filter elements I found seem wider than the 2".
2. I am not fond of the horn/spike thing. Looks dangerous.
And, no offense, but seems like a high price for a tiny housing and a filter element.
3. In another topic, has anybody "decorated" the air cleaner housing itself? It is round, chrome and .. blah. Can this be powder-coated? Etched? Post pics if you have done anything to it..
Then I was thinking of doing my own thins : cut the oem cover back keeping the round edge, close the air horn entry, and add a car style element, basically the Cadman mod but keeping the original oem cover. If it could be decorated, it wouldn't look bad.. just an idea.
If you have any picts (of modified oem covers) would love to see them. Mine is an 03 1600 Classic, but I think most 1600 covers look the same.