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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 05-27-2007, 05:57 AM Thread Starter
 
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can this be done???

I would like to remove the existing air filter housings and replace them with ones that would come directly off the carbs and be between the two cylinders like other bikes has anyone done this or know if it could be done??? Mike..
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What you're wanting to do is called an ear shave 'round here. Search for it and you should be able to find some good info.

You need to be aware that with an ear shave you will need to rejet the carburators and your milage will go down - along with a slight performance increase. Many have had huge headaches trying to get the jetting right after an ear shave.

That said, it does look better and more performance is always good. It's one mod I might do in the future.

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HERE is the post from the Vulcan Verses about the ear shave.
It includes a list of what's needed to do this.


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Look for the ear shave posts. Most of them also have pics and other good info to go with.

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I would like to remove the existing air filter housings and replace them with ones that would come directly off the carbs and be between the two cylinders like other bikes has anyone done this or know if it could be done??? Mike..
My VN750 is earshaved. I do not recommend it. The looks are better IMHO but you lose gas milage big time and it is perminant if you remove the surge tank. See pictures at http://www.bulldogsbike.com


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One thing... If you do an ear shave this is the one time you DO HAVE TO REJET your carbs.
Adjusting the air mix screws is not enough.

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I did not rejet, what do I need to look for to know that I need to rejjet? My bike runs fine through all speed selections and the rpm's reve up good too.

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the post that Hyper referenced has a parts list
https://www.vn750.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1102

You might want to check your plugs to see how you are running

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Thanx for the info, but my bike runs fine, I do not see any reason to rejet. Runs really good and the mileage is just under what it was before. I did adj. some on the needles. I think my missing problem was caused by the busted diaphram in the air valve under the seat, which is now gone when I coasterd.

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Read your plugs as you are probably running lean. Over time, this can damage the engine from heat though it won't show up on the temp gauge.

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