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    if I add this intake and am running factory pipes on my 1800 would I have to adjust anything or add anything
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    Some people report those types of intakes as bringing in more air. Coupling this with factory pipes is a bit unusual since most people change the air intake and pipes at the same time. However, the air intake has a lot more control than the pipes over how much air is passing through your engine. When installing an aftermarket air intake that allows in substantially more air, the bike performance is usually helped considerably by also installing a fuel manager such as a PCV (Power Commander 5) and getting a professionally done dynotune. Of course, this will cost about $600 minimum.

    You could try the new air intake and then see what happens. Carefully examine your plugs, fuel mileage, and general bike performance both before and after installation of the spike air intake to get an idea of its effect on the bike. You will likely be running leaner and hotter with this new intake than with the stock intake and this is not good for the bike.

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    Leaner, hotter pipes tend to melt nearby plastic components such as side covers.

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