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Love it. I've been bugging those guys nonstop about ship dates. No update yet. They may be releasing a version that has less cutouts in the cover for us east coasters who have tons of water and mud.
 

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Not if you ride in the water ... Would be super for the desert of trail riding. Below is what happened to a new 2020 Jeep that followed -- had to haul it off! You have to have your ride ready is you play in the water! I agree, gotta have something for the East coast.

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The cheapest way is with a snorkel and a filter on top, not like this one. There are other pre-filters such as S&B and KWT. I went with the KWT. I did a couple of reviews. I like the KWT since it doesn’t require electricity, it’s silent and no moving parts. I tested the KWT pre-production model X2 for 1400 miles. It works great. I just got the production model. I only changed the filter so I could begin my test of the production model. Here is the review:


 

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My thoughts on the BVC is it adds one more filter to deal with. That location is horrible for dust. As it gets dirty the filter restricts the air flow. A snorkel with a filter on it, getting it out and above that area works better. You have to cut into that panel also. That didn’t appeal to me. Might even bring more dust into the cab.

I also don’t like the Uni filters inside the plenum for the same reason. They clog with dust, you have to take the filter apart and deal with yet another filter.

With a prefilter like KWT or S&B , they don’t clog, you don’t have another filter to deal with. Pretty much just drive and every 1000 miles or so look at the filter. Or 2000 miles.
 

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HavasuDave,
I understand what you are saying. A lot of us in the east dont have the dust issues you have in the west though. I dont mind cleaning my MX and quad filters every few rides. That being said, I am still interested in the KWT. The main snag being i hate a hokey looking setup on a $25k machine and that dryer hose looks as hokey as it gets. Do they make an actual full fit kit for the Talon yet?
 

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Next time I am out riding I will try to get a photo of what a pretty smart Talon R rider did. He used PVC and routed it up and through the rear window so that air comes via the cabin. Painted it black and did a good install. Very inexpensive and he is pleased with the results. Whole idea is get the intake where the air is clean to start with before bringing it past the filter. There is always a way to improve a design and make it just a bit better!
 

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HavasuDave,
I understand what you are saying. A lot of us in the east dont have the dust issues you have in the west though. I dont mind cleaning my MX and quad filters every few rides. That being said, I am still interested in the KWT. The main snag being i hate a hokey looking setup on a $25k machine and that dryer hose looks as hokey as it gets. Do they make an actual full fit kit for the Talon yet?
LOL, you aren’t the only one. I was riding on the weekend with Ken from KWT up near the Grand Canyon. The race crews that use KWT have asked him to design one that goes inside somewhere. I told him some guys on the forums said the same thing. He actually has something in the works. By what you are saying, I think it will be exactly what you are talking about. It will solve a lot of our problems with the Honda air intake, filter design.

The flex tube is needed because it can be mounted anywhere and that gives the customer the ability to choose. I have mine low on the 1 1/4” bar facing backwards, but Ken said a bunch of Talon folks have theirs facing sideways mounted to the 2” roll bar.
 

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HavasuDave, yeah the flexibility to mount the kwt anywhere with the hose is convenient. Its probably nearly impossible to please everyone in this industry because of different riding conditions and the addition of factory and aftermarket accessories. For instance, I want a kwt with a factory looking intake tube that won't take up too much bed space, will work with my factory rear poly window, and not interfere with my RollPax mounted to the 2" rollbars. Easy right??? ;-)
 

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HavasuDave, yeah the flexibility to mount the kwt anywhere with the hose is convenient. Its probably nearly impossible to please everyone in this industry because of different riding conditions and the addition of factory and aftermarket accessories. For instance, I want a kwt with a factory looking intake tube that won't take up too much bed space, will work with my factory rear poly window, and not interfere with my RollPax mounted to the 2" rollbars. Easy right??? ;-)
Lol, yup same, my rotopax, rugged fresh air pumper, chase lights and dirt bag full of gear. That’s why guys mount to the side due to rear window. But when he rolls out the new design, it will all be internal, nothing sticking out unless you do water and need a snorkel 😝😎👍🏻
 
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