Friday, June 08, 2007

Customize your Airfilter

Daniel Dobinson also sent some information about his Gomoto Air Filter

Since my run in with the bad service from the Gomoto shop in Mowbray I've decided to service my bike myself from now on. So this weekend, the time came for its 2nd service and everything was going swimmingly until I opened up the airbox and noticed that there was nowhere for the air to go into! The nice thing about this is that my airfilter was obviously spotless because no dirt could get into it either.

Now I don't know about you or other Gomoto users, but I've never been able to just open up the throttle any old time without the bike boggin down and losing power (especially with 2 people on it), so I immediatly drilled 5/6 8mm holes into the airbox cover and my Gomoto is now going like a dream (like it was meant to from the 1st day!) and the modification has even has added little throaty growl to tis personality.

Just thought I'd let you know-if you want to see what I'm talking about without actually making the modification just remove the airbox cover for a short trip and see if it makes a difference to your bike.


Happy rides Daniel

7 comments:

Francois said...

Good Job Weiers!!!!I'll be doing the same ASAP!Will let you now what happens.....Been doing it on all my vehichles previously,didn't yet thought of it for the 125 though.Keep on riding it like you stole it hey...

Francois said...

WoW!The little Gomoto now has a big bike sound, What a Growl, performance is also better through the rev range.
Thanks Weiers!!!!!

David said...

Hmmmm.... Im assuming that drilling holes into the airfilter would void any warranties, right? :P

However, how much extra power are you getting out of it now that you've drilled the holes in? I'm surprised that the air filter didnt have holes in it already. I mean, surely that's the bloody point, right? (I'm not mechanically-minded, mind you)

Francois said...

David,You are entirely right,however the gomoto has the remote black box stuck on top of the air intake moulding, halfway over it, thus causing to breath less air into the system.So solution is to drill holes,but remember the AIR FILTER IS STILL INTACT to prevent any dust into the engine that can cause wear.Drilling holes into the cover then is acceptable to a certain degree-More air=more Power,just alowing the engine to breath in more...

The DART TEAM said...

Good job Weiers! We are 4 friends taking these babies into Africa. We have a blog: http://www.dieafrikaroadtrip.blogspot.com/ and within the next week or so the official website will be up and running: www.cruisectrl.co.za
We would love some feedback and tips from Gomoto owners who have done a few trips on their bikes!

louisvdmerwe said...

Me and my brother checked out his airbox yesterday, while I was oiling my chain, and his airbox does have a hole inside (top left) that has a passage to a space underneath the seat, which is in fact the place where the air is getting in.

Does your airbox not have this? Or are your saying the air that comes in there is not enough.

-Louis

Anonymous said...

Hi Louis, The Remote switch were fitted over the hole at the top to which you refer to in some rare cases.Therefore the air that comes in there is not enough.

-Francois