Air Cleaner Pod to fit '70 CT70

Discussion in 'Modifications' started by RePete, May 18, 2020.

  1. RePete

    RePete Member

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    Hello All -
    I have a question concerning the small clamp on universal Air Cleaner Pods.
    I want to make sure that I'm filtering the air when this bike is being run but I'm not yet ready to dive in to the project to the point of sourcing the proper stock OEM or quality replacement parts. Thus the Air Pod. Seems like a sensible means of accomplishing what I want and allows me to "kick the can down the road" concerning sourcing the correct parts.
    I'm on my second purchase of a Consular Air Pod. The first one came from CHP and is 3" dia. at the widest point. It isn't even close to fitting onto the carb without upper frame interference. So it's going back.
    Second one arrived today (different source). This one is EMGO model 12-55735. It measures 21/2" dia. at the widest point and as you can see in the picture it just squeezes in.... but nonetheless, it ts contacting the frame.
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    Even temporarily I would prefer a more proper fit.
    I've seen pictures of these being used and the rubber connectors must've been designed to give a (approx.) 45 deg. tilt thereby avoiding contact with the frame.
    Is there anyone that has experience with this that can share the brand, model # and hopefully the source of what they used
    I'd sure appreciate the guidance.
    Trying to keep things as right as possible.
    Thank you,

    RePete
     
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  3. cjpayne

    cjpayne Well-Known Member

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    If you use those pods, you will have to rejet the carb. It throws the air/fuel way off...way lean.
     
  4. OLD CT

    OLD CT Well-Known Member

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    The problem with ALL the cheapo pods are the filter easily pops off the rubber connector if you bump it with you leg. the curved ones look fugly and are worse than the one you have. I would put gorilla glue or weatherstrip adhesive on it now. Over a small amount of time using it Hot/Cold rinse and repeat the rubber weakens to the point where you come home from a ride and it fell off on the road/trail somewhere without even bumping it. Ask me how I know. Only bought one and will never again.
     
  5. RePete

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    Thank you cjpayne & Old CT.... I appreciate your opinions. I guess it's safe to say that neither of you are fans of the universal air filter pods. And it's equally safe to say that I'm not interested in pulling the carburetor for the umpteenth time to start jetting trials and errors for something that's supposed to be temporary.
    So, onward to a stock air box.

    RePete
     

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