d.i.y. stainless air filter ($5 toothbrush holder)

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  1. icyuod2

    icyuod2 New Member

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    i've been trying to do away with all the plastic on my boardtracker.
    while wondering through walmart yesterday, i came up with a cool idea for an air filter.
    it all starts with a $5 ss toothbrush holder. there where a few to choose from, but only one type with a tight fitting lid.
    http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s7/icyuodd/IMG_0928.jpg
    i used the plastic screen in the stock filter as a template /screen. i did have to remove the taps with an x-acto.
    http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s7/icyuodd/IMG_0932.jpg
    you'll need to drill a hole for both bolts and the nut that holds on the choke, and of coarse, holes for the air to flow through.
    http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s7/icyuodd/IMG_0938.jpg

    once the holes are inplace, its just a question of bolting the toothbrush holder to the carb (you'll have to replace/cut down the original bolts), adding a sponge and your done.
    http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s7/icyuodd/IMG_0941.jpg
    http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s7/icyuodd/IMG_0942-1.jpg

    while i'm not sure its improved preformance,it hasn't hindered it.

    does look cool though.
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  2. Venice Motor Bikes

    Venice Motor Bikes Custom Builder / Dealer/Los Angeles

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    That air filter looks badass on your bike!! It fills the empty space in the frame perfectly!
    But it won't work on our bikes because of the seat post tube... :(
     
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  3. icyuod2

    icyuod2 New Member

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    i didn't even realize.lol
    its the first mb i've assembled. :) never put one on a standard frame.

    i surpose the rest of you could notch the toothpase holder on the top/bottom and fit it around the seat tube. would be pretty easy to do with a dremel.

    theres a few custom builds here it would work on.
     
  4. mekano

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    yeah, as he said, that filter harmonizes with your frame (esp the mount part) perfectly! It looks like you had that toothbrush holder in mind when you built the frame! :)
     
  5. Maxvision

    Maxvision New Member

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    Great idea for a price that cant be beat!

    But if you wouldnt mind spending a little bit more for a little nicer look, you can buy velocity stacks for motorcycle carbs. Heres a link with a nice selection: Velocity Stacks
     
  6. wheelbender6

    wheelbender6 Active Member

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    I like the way you think. It's great to see a custom piece that didn't require a big cash outlay, machinist, or welder.
     
  7. Humsuckler

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    word. thats a real ratty looking boardtracker. leave it that way.
    i like it man
     
  8. ~macaddict~

    ~macaddict~ New Member

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    looks really good.
     
  9. Pablo

    Pablo Master Bike Builder & Forum Sponsor

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    Really nice!!! Looks custom. Oh yeah it is!.flg.
     
  10. Bikeguy Joe

    Bikeguy Joe Godfather of Motorized Bicycles

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    Nice forward thinking DIY mod!
     
  11. icyuod2

    icyuod2 New Member

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    thx guys, i appreciate the kind words. i've had nothing but fun on this build and lovin every minute of it.

    i tried to locate some velocity stacks locally. they where hard to find, and when i did eventually find them, they were more than i could afford. :)

    the tooth brush holder wasn't planned, but i don't think i couldn't have found a better fitting air filter.

    as for the ratty look to the bike, i'm lovin it also. i was gonna paint it indian red just like the original that inspired me. now i'm thinkin about flat black for the frame/some of the motor and calling it a done deal (probably change the number plate colors also)
     
  12. markeatmark

    markeatmark New Member

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    looks cool mite even sound cool too
     
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    gotta be the coolest motor bike i've ever seen on here. WOW!!!!!! **** of a job, sire
     
  14. icyuod2

    icyuod2 New Member

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    It's completed!
     
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    Really nice ride, great job Icy
     
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    WOW! your bike is so cool! Really looks great,

    Keith
     
  18. icyuod2

    icyuod2 New Member

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    i actually finished it today (which happens to be one year to the day since the start of this build) it spent alot of that time sitting idol/ in project form, in my basement.
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  19. HoughMade

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    That's a great build. I like the bars- one bend, not the upside down standard bars- good attention to detail.
     
  20. markeatmark

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    you cant paint it it's perfect
     

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