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    Cool 2017 Official Aprilia High Flow AirFilter Kit (idiot-proof guide)

    Hi everyone, when it comes to upgrades I like to look at what Aprilia themselves have to offer. Just like the Aprilia/Akrapovic exhaust the official Aprilia stuff is tested and proven (& warranty friendly!) So, when it came to the air filter I remembered that Aprilia offer a "kit" that alters the fitment and supplies an RSV4 filter which is much more high flowing. Here in the 2017 accessories PDF on page 22 you can see they list this kit. http://www.apriliaforum.com/forums/s...ccessories-pdf
    I bought a tank pad from "On Yer Bike" in Aylesbury and some official Aprilia crash protectors and while I was there I asked about the air filter kit, amazingly they had one kit in stock so I bought it there and then. Part number for the complete kit is B044225.
    The kit consists of 3 parts; 1. the filter element which is metal and about 15mm thick (as opposed to the stock one which is paper and about 40mm thick) 2. The lower support frame and 3. the upper closure frame.
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    First remove both parts of the seat
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    Then the 2 side panels
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    Then undo the 2 rear bolts and 1 front bolt
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    Undo the 2 vent pipes under the left hand side of the tank, on mine one was a "pinch clip" type and the other was a cable tie (zip tie)
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    Then hold the tank up at the front and support with something suitable (I used a half used kitchen roll) and then disconnect the fuel line on the right hand side of the tank, you'll need both hands to do this. I didn't get a photo of the fuel connector but it's a easy to undo, you hold one side with one hand and then push in the little grey tab with your other hand. It will come apart but not leak, all bar a few drops. Undo the electrical connections at the back of the tank as seen here.
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    Then you can carefully lift off the tank, grab the front end first and lift it up being careful not to catch the cables at the rear end. Take off the tank and set it down somewhere where it can't be damaged.Click image for larger version. 

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    Next undo the 8 screws around the airbox
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    Pull the airbox top back from the front and support it so it stays up and hinged at the back end.
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    and there is the stock paper air filter element
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    you can see the upper closure frame with one screw in the middle bottom and 2 more 1 either side on the lower half of the frame, undo these and remove the frame.
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    Then remove the stock filter
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    Now you can see the lower support frame with 2 screws on the upper half of the frame
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    remove this lower support frame and replace with the new frame from the kit

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    With the new support fitted you can now add the new "RSV4" metal type filter, note that it is much thinner overall and being a metal mesh type it obviously flows way more air.
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    The old paper element next to the new metal element, I wish I'd remembered to take a comparison photo to show the difference in how thick they are.
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    Now you can just add the new top closure frame and put everything back on the bike in reverse order from how it came off. Take care when fitting the tank that you don't catch pipes or cables underneath.
    The bike now has a very noticeable boost in power, which figures really when you consider how the bike runs very rich stock and even quite rich with the Aprilia/Akra race mapping. I have the Akrapovic fitted so the extra induction noise is not as noticeable as it will be with a stock bike. This is a no brainer though, extra air in = extra fuel = extra power/torque. I'll get the bike dyno'd again to see what if any difference is recorded. I can't wait. The bike now is a fire breathing monster! The wheel is lifting even more now and I can't wait to get a good long run in with fast riding mates.
    The whole kit only cost 39 and can be fitted in 30 minutes
    I hope this helps anyone who wants to give it a go.

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    Oh come on!

    Like I really needed another item to add to the wish list....

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    Stock and Aprilia/Akrapovic fuelling, note they are both rich. Race map adds approx 10bhp at 70mph, I wonder now what the difference will be. Forget K&N and forget Sprint, go with the official kit from Aprilia and you wont regret it but will notice it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Macs View Post
    Oh come on!

    Like I really needed another item to add to the wish list....
    lol, at least the police in Switzerland can't see it's been done!

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