Author Topic: What kind of engine mod is this? Picture inside. Looks like a YICS mod?!  (Read 5018 times)

Protonus

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Taken from here: http://www.xz550.de 's gallery.

It looks either like a massive YICS chamber or some sort of air intake going into the YICS tubes?  Or something else?!

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Look close and you will see a regular mikuni carb on the bike. That tube connects the carb to the air filter in the front. Probably one like it on the other side.

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Hmmmm... Poor man's V-Max.   ;D

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Perhaps a cold/ram air intake?
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It looks to me that someone has changed to a side draft Mikuni and the "enclosiers " are the new air cleaner housings. I agree that there's probably another one on the left side .
I posted pics or a small Honda V twin that had a similar setup . It had only one carb , facing forwards on the right side . The manifold was constructed of PVC plumbing pipe!
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I think all the electrics have been moved to under the tank, hence the need to relocate the  air filters.

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Given the placement of the new carb(s) it wouldn't make sense to use the stock airbox which would certainly open up that space for other uses.  ;)
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Huh, interesting. I didn't notice on the tiny pics that the stock carbs were gone, that makes sense.

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Proton, if you click on the tiny pics they get bigger.
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I've seen this bike at a bike show. The mikuni on the right side is the only carburetor. The bike was built by Dave Berg.

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Denny Berg ?