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    Posted: 06 Nov 2017 at 09:01
Hi all,
 
New to the forum and my first post, I have a gen 1 Mille which ive owned for a couple of years now. Its still got the standard air box on it, ive seen this come up on ebay. Is it worth the money is my question?
 
 
My bike currently has a Pipeworx pipe on it, but I'm looking for a 2-1-2 system if anyone knows of one for sale.... 
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Hi Craig,
Welcome to the best place you can find for help with all things Aprilia.

There are two types of airbox mod. One is the hooked type as you see there and also the EVO style where the underside of the tank acts as the top of the airbox by sealing the tank to the airbox lower with a rubber seal.

Both have their merits and also their supporters and detractors. I like the EVO myself as you keep the ram effect and I prefer not to have the heat soak into the induction air that comes with the type shown in the ad. Others are concerned whether the you get a proper seal with the EVO type but if done properly they are usually fine. I've run one for thousands of miles and my airbox/throttle bodies are immaculate.

I'm sure others will jump in with other thoughts.


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Thanks for the reply, so is the Evo kit what Aprilia Performance sell?

https://www.apriliaperformance.co.uk/aprilia-performance-airbox-kit-gen-1.html
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Yep, that's it or some people modify their standard airbox to do the same thing which is what I did like this one below:


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote legend88 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 Nov 2017 at 10:04
And if you use the EVO style try to find one of the early air boots which are larger and more free flowing. If you are lucky, your bike might even already have one. See below for comparison of the early and late versions:




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I make and sell a better version of the carbon one you found. 
On my version there is no big breather filter on the top to spew oil all over your air tray as I developed a new in built one. 
Also mine seal well enough as I modify the air filter to fit properly.
I am currently doing mine new for a few quid more than the one you found.

There is no problem with 'Heat soak' as the carbon is more heat resistant than the standard plastic one and once you are above 3mph the air flow is much greater and cools it all down anyway.
Check out my pre-preg carbon fibre
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taken from the ebay adLOL

BARGAIN PRICE! Just the filters ALONE would cost you as much as I charge for the whole thing!!!



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Originally posted by redratbike redratbike wrote:

taken from the ebay adLOL

BARGAIN PRICE! Just the filters ALONE would cost you as much as I charge for the whole thing!!!



Yeah, slightly misleading eh Mark?

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I paid £40 for mine so it's a bit over priced IMHO
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I was a bit concerned about the price and thought that might be the case!How much are yours Jollygiant?
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