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The Baron's web site says that you can install the BAK without any EFI mod if you keep the stock pipes. I actually like the stock pipes (first time ever on a bike I have owned) but the stock shiney black heart shaped air cover just screams "change me!" I would really like to make this change without spending the 600 bucks on a Cobra Powerpro. Has anyone done this and can varify this claim?
 

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The Baron's web site says that you can install the BAK without any EFI mod if you keep the stock pipes. I actually like the stock pipes (first time ever on a bike I have owned) but the stock shiney black heart shaped air cover just screams "change me!" I would really like to make this change without spending the 600 bucks on a Cobra Powerpro. Has anyone done this and can varify this claim?
Are your stock pipes drilled ? No still taking a chance , a dyno would be the only real way to tell if your in the specs of the EFI.
I don't think any one here has done this.
 

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I went with the CVT having installed the BAK and drilled the stock pipes. Once I changed the air volume there was no choice but to go with the CVT. I like the look of the stock pipes and will be keeping them for a while, but am waiting for a new filter for the BAK which is twice as thick.
 

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Ratbot, as long as you did nothing to your original exhaust your good to go. The Baron air intakes are designed for the specific bike with the original exhaust. They do testing on their air intakes for each type of bike with factory exhaust, so you don't have to do anything else. As soon as you change the exhaust you screw up their intake design.
 

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Thanks for the input. I noticed that the L&M site also says you don't need fuel tuning for their spike air cleaner if you keep the stock pipes. I assume these guys know what they are talking about, they certainly know more than me. Anyone else want to weigh in with an opinion? I appreciate all thoughts on this!
 

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It will run and give you some performance gains and stay with in "limits" of what the stock ecu can handle safely. You may notice more "popping" since you are going to make it run a bit leaner but it wont hurt anything. If you going for looks you will be fine. If you want performance you will need a tuner to get everything out of it.
 

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Although I didnt install the exact air cleaner I went with the Cobra PowrFlo and havent installed my Cobra tuner yet. I have stock exhaust with drilled baffles and have not realized the need to install the tuner yet. The only difference I notice is some more power. I guess to maximize the power it would be necessary but I dont see the absolute need to install a tuner.
 

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Well, after reading the above responses plus lots of other threads on here, I decided to buy a Cobra PowerFlo fuel tuner with autotune first, and later when I get the money, decide on air intake options. Phat Performance has them in stock for around $500, which busts my intake mod budget. Several people have said that the autotune makes a difference even with a stock bike, so I'm doing that first. Then I won't have to worry about it when I do get around to choosing an intake. Thanks for everybody's help!
 

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Well I'm only guessing, but after dropping $500 bucks, the brain is going to tell you it made a big difference no matter what. ;D I know I would be convincing myself.
 
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