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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 03-23-2012, 11:05 PM Thread Starter
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any ideas on what the best aftermarket air intake is?whats better pod or hypercharger? my bike is a VN900 classic
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I have to say I love my new cobra powerflo

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I have to say I love my new cobra powerflo
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I agree with Josh

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I'm about to order the new Cobra Powerflo, hearing great things about it. Here's a link with the best price that I've found online and I was told these people are great to deal with. http://www.cli-maxridinggear.com/ser...-Intake/Detail and it's a lot cheaper than the Hypercharger.

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any ideas on what the best aftermarket air intake is?whats better pod or hypercharger? my bike is a VN900 classic
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The best one is the one you put on your bike. Which ever one that is.

NO difference in function.
They all flow way more air that the 900 can suck in, so they only question is which one do you like the looks (and price) of best.

I currently use a BAK, Big Air Kit from Barron's, compact and clean.
I have used a HyperCharger, but it sticks out a bit and your right leg will be against it.

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I have the arlen ness big sucker intake on mine and I love it. Made all the difference in the bike. But I agree with bytehead, anyone you put on will help your 900 breathe. So its more about what look you like

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I'm about to order the new Cobra Powerflo, hearing great things about it. Here's a link with the best price that I've found online and I was told these people are great to deal with. http://www.cli-maxridinggear.com/ser...-Intake/Detail and it's a lot cheaper than the Hypercharger.
^^ me too, this is the best site Ive seen.

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Cobra, BAK, Ness
They are all good. Consider leg room and in some cases if you Change the pipes can you fit the new pipes.
I recently changed my pipes got a power commander and BAK. Got it tuned and now I have more horses and better file Milage. Cost a good penny but well worth it. Also look at bikes online with different pipes and filters see what is in your taste before you commit.


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Well thanks a lot guys, after talking about the air intake I couldn't take it anymore. I ordered the Cobra Powerflo from cli-maxridinggear, so i'm hoping it's a fast ship and will be on by next weekend. I just hope it's worth it?

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It doesn't stick out far, the chrome looks sweet on the classics, and the increase in power from both k&n filter and the venturi of the intake will have your engine sucking air in like a boss!

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Cobra Fi2000 PowerPro Tuner
Cobra PowrFlo Air Intake Black
Arlen Ness Scoop Triangle Micro Mirrors Black
Saddlemen Solo Seat
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