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So do any of you guys have either a BM scavenger airbox or D&D powerbreather.  What do you think of it.  I am trying to decide if it would make a difference on my 00 ZR 500 carb and which would be better or if there is much difference between them.
 

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i wouldn't spend the money for either one on a 500 twin.  if you jet right you will be just as fast and your sled will be quieter. makes more of a difference on the big tripples and big twins.
 

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Or you could just install air filters,,
 i have kick ### filters on my zrt, induction noise is a little louder, good thing
and whats best is totally filtered air, and LOTS of room behind carbs!!!!
 

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Jim they are a brand called KICK-###, got'm from the Fett Brothers stand at Hay Days back in sept.  i was gonna use K&N until i found these,,,they clamp on real nice and are about 4" long and taperd down to an oval,,
 

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So how do they work, do they stop any snow dust, or you more likely to suck some in, and do you you have a screen kit on your sled to help prevent snow dust from entering in under your hood.  I would like to do something with my airbox but not to sure what to do.  I raced a 00 zrt800 with the d&d breather on it and there wasn't much of a difference.   The difference was how ever hooked up first.  As far as mods i have v-force reeds and fine tuning to the clutchs but who doesn't do that 144 woodys,  he has d&d breather, carbon tech reeds, ad bovion weight transfer kit 192 studs and fine tuning clutchs.  We weigh the same +- 15lbs.  So i would say that the d&d isn't worth it.
 

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I have a D&D power breath on my 99ZRT 600 and ran it this weekend at radar runs. JUNK !!! JUNK !!! Couldn't tell any difference at all. Plus the little plastic clips that hold the caps on all broke when in installed them back on, now they are duct taped. Don't waste your money.
 

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grn800; They work Fabulous!!! I would think that if you can give your engine free unrestricted flow AND CLEAN AIR thats the way to go,, Ya the stock air box quiets the air and gets a resonance going, However its has only CHEAP little foam pieces that act as the filter,,, so if you like to DRAFT your buddies to pass em then your gonna suck snow AND DIRT in the motor, or just ride out front all the time
 P.S. i do not have a hood screen kit on the sled,,  regards,,, Greg
 

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thanks for the input, that's what scares me is a little bit of snow dust entering them.  Is there a extra wrap of some sort you can buy and put on them?


what the heck is this
 

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Hey grn8,, the Kick A#s brand does not have outerwears for there filters, however K&N does, and if you have ever been on there website, its quite extensive,, i think k&n calls them pre-charger or something like that, but i would not be afraid to follow behind other sleds with my set up, even if it was snowing like heck
 which it is not here
 

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HP, thanks for the info.  Would you say they are a "little" louder or more than that...can't be louder than the motor, can they?

Grn800, I don't think you would need the wrap unless you're in deep powder all the time.  I'm like HP, the filters probably do a better job of filtering than the stock material.
 

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From what I have seen/heard, the Kick @ss air filters are the way to go.  Better than K&N, D&D, Scavenger, etc.  They do require some jetting changes, but all mods to the air filters do.  And yes, they are louder than stock of course, but not louder than the engine by any means.  I would recommend the KA filters over the others!
 

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You can actually here the air going into the carbs at idle,
 
 
, otherwise at speed all ya here is wind and track mostly,,  wow just got back from a 55 mile ride on the river on the zl  just what i needed and just what any doctor would presribe
 

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I've seen them on,  tool box gone, just wrap them in a rag and throw them in your trunk like all other brand of sleds.
 

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Been away for a while, yes no tool box w/out air box, all i usually bring with is a plug wrech any way
, and a belt thats it,,  would not trust stock tools to do anything anyway
have actually thrown them in the scrap iron pale, ( worthless)
 
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