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    Honest always, feared often Micah / AF1 Racing's Avatar
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    Oh and yes, when you remove the cover the filter is still bolted in place. This alone giving 5 bhp is pretty sweet.

    To really make a Mana run without a turbo as in the link above one would need to switch to individual throttle bodies, or at least a much larget single throttle body and adapt a PCIIIusb or PCV to the Mana, easy enough to do really. If the bike was selling in any sort of actual quantities I would have done this already. As it is right now there are like 3-5 people in the whole country who seem to be interested in getting more power out of a Mana.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Micah / AF1 Racing View Post
    Oh and yes, when you remove the cover the filter is still bolted in place. This alone giving 5 bhp is pretty sweet.

    To really make a Mana run without a turbo as in the link above one would need to switch to individual throttle bodies, or at least a much larget single throttle body and adapt a PCIIIusb or PCV to the Mana, easy enough to do really. If the bike was selling in any sort of actual quantities I would have done this already. As it is right now there are like 3-5 people in the whole country who seem to be interested in getting more power out of a Mana.
    I will have to count myself in on the power increase. I am ordering a second air filter cover to play with and wouldn't mind playing with a PCIII. What are your thoughts on NOS, for the drag strip. Maybe a stepped injection over 2-4 seconds.

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    Kinda forgot about this, thanks for the reminder. I painted the cover semi flat black just because i like it better. I removed the cover & pried the metal emblem off with just my finger nails. it just popped off nicely. Next I cut the plastic leaving a band for the s.s.screw. I used baby powder on the adhesive so it is no longer sticky. You can run without the emblem or run with it slightly raised,( the wife won't notice it) or if it is raining just screw it down.
    the only cost will be the stainless screw.
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    I like the black cover.
    I'll be doing that tonight.
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    Shadyman, thanks for the pictures. Nice work. I will be rigging up something very similar.

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    Better airflow, security and aerodynamics of the aprilia aibox...
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    I've done a little research at K&N and it appears that an MG-0001 may fit the Mana. I am about to pull the trigger to purchase one and see...
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    I'm not a big fan of oiled filters. I purchased one for my pickup & it eventually coated the mass airflow sensor causing all kinds of trouble codes & drivability problems. Also in the instructions that came with the filter it said not to be hasty in cleaning it, as it is more efficient a little dirty.WTF. When K&N claims they flow more air, it's compared to a dirty paper filter, not a clean paper filter. No shit! Just my opinion.

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    Thumbs up beltup

    Hi to the lords of the Mana. Anybody have any information on the Drive Belt replacement,apparantly Dealers can hire the tools from Aprilia . ? what is the life expectancy of the belt also the approx cost of having it replaced. Never had a bike that aroused such interest and yet do not see many on the road. Got to say after 28 bikes in 12 years its the dogs dangly bits . Cheers jimmyg

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    The best replacement is every 12000 miles. Mine is going to get its second belt in the next few months.

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    We now stock the aforementioned DNA filter:

    http://www.af1racing.com/store/Scrip...idproduct=7909

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    Funny, Steve...it looks just like the K&N MG-0001 filter I put in my Mana. BTW, the K&N was a perfect fit.
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    count me in with Cochise on the power adders..... so thats 2 already on the east coast. Now this blog is getting some meat to it. Can't wait to try the air filter hop up!

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    I like the looks of this from Vance and Hines, but I doubt they would make one for a low production bike like the Mana.


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    I cut small slits on the bottom of the airbox cover. Definitely gets more air and it's rather unlikely that water will get to the filter. Rode it in the rain and had no problem. Then I decided I didn't like the big bulky airbox hiding the trellis frame so I replaced it with a K&N filter that I had. The K&N has a chrome cover and work fine in the rain.
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