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Author:  Bonzo [ Tue Nov 22, 2016 11:12 am ]
Post subject:  Forcewinder spacer

Now that it's running again I'm fitting a Forcewinder (courtesy of bugsinmateeth :yup: )
Anyway, as with the pro series filter, there is a spacer. As far as I can see the only purpose of this is to create one extra potential leak path, but as someone has gone to the trouble of making it I guess it has a purpose. Is it essential for some reason, such as creating a perfect intake length or something, or am I OK to leave it out :?: :?

Author:  Graeme1203 [ Tue Nov 22, 2016 11:19 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Forcewinder spacer

I too have a similar spacer (pro race filter) sitting on a shelf. Never fitted it myself, not sure why I didn't. Will be interested in others responses to know if I should've.

Author:  Mickrick [ Tue Nov 22, 2016 11:45 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Forcewinder spacer

Mmmm...popcorn...

Author:  pash [ Tue Nov 22, 2016 12:14 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Forcewinder spacer

I think that spacer is for the pro race air filter to fit not the forcewinder

Author:  Bonzo [ Tue Nov 22, 2016 12:27 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Forcewinder spacer

pash wrote:
I think that spacer is for the pro race air filter to fit not the forcewinder


Hmm, yes, it is identical. Maybe it was just left on on bugs's X1. I'll just leave it out and see what happens then :P

Author:  Maz [ Tue Nov 22, 2016 12:55 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Forcewinder spacer

Force supply that spacer with their XR2 kits for X1's.......it moves the assembly away from the frame in order to accommodate the shit billet breather system :)

Author:  Bonzo [ Tue Nov 22, 2016 1:10 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Forcewinder spacer

Maz wrote:
Force supply that spacer with their XR2 kits for X1's.......it moves the assembly away from the frame in order to accommodate the shit billet breather system :)


Aha, it's also about 5mm thinner than the pro series one. I noticed bug's bolts have a different thread pitch to mine, is that because I've got a Mikuni and he didn't :?:

Author:  Maz [ Tue Nov 22, 2016 1:15 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Forcewinder spacer

Fuel injection throttle body has metric threads, carbs are imperial.

Author:  Bonzo [ Tue Nov 22, 2016 1:22 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Forcewinder spacer

Oh yes, forgot X1's have FI :oooops: (haven't seen one in the flesh for about 10 years lOl )

Author:  Bonzo [ Wed Nov 23, 2016 1:06 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Forcewinder spacer

Just been out for the first time with the forcewinder. Soooo much better not having the air filter in the way of my knee all the time 8-)

Author:  rik [ Wed Nov 23, 2016 2:12 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Forcewinder spacer

Bonzo wrote:
Just been out for the first time with the forcewinder. Soooo much better not having the air filter in the way of my knee all the time 8-)

You lanky Pommy bar steward! (exactly how I felt when I first fitted mine ;) )

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