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Since this is a new thread on the subject, I feel a need to post my opinion about it. Assuming you don't really care about looks, I see nothing wrong with the mod, but I STRONGLY suggest removing the complete cover from the engine and doing the cutting and grinding in a safe place, where metal particles will not get into the engine. Just a few small metal particles in the oil can destroy an engine. In fact, IMO, doing this mod with the cover on the engine will result in more damage to the engine than running the K&N pod type filters. They will at least stop the big stuff. I am posting my opinion for anyone who may find it useful. Since it is your bike, it is your choice, but you are doing it at your own risk, and IMO, the risk is considerable.
I am a motorcyclist, NOT a biker.
1997 Vulcan 750, purchased about a week ago
2006 Sportster 1200 Low
2013 Royal Enfield Bullet 500, converted to carb
2001 Yamaha XT225, heavily modified
2004 Honda Rebel 250
1979 Vespa P200E
2002 Vulcan 750 parts bike
1994 Yamaha XT225 parts bike