Hey creeper, congrats on your new system, I just read your post about picking it up and hearing it, v.v. nice!!! I should be getting my custom one sometime next week, I hope it sounds as good as yours!!!
And now the topic at hand, I got up this morning and got the job done!!!
Pulling everything off was so much easier than I thought it would be, I was scarred earlier in my moto career... Anyway, I got the tank off and removed the top of the airbox as well. Unfortunately a couple bits of small bit of debris fell onto the main throttle 'flies, so it took me about 20 min to get them out. Took total time of work to about an hour. Got the sub throttle plates off no problem, and dispatched with the airbox intake baffles, and plugged the PAIR valve. Info on the pair valve and it's uselessness (to modded exhaust) is available on the site I posted below. got her all back together, fired her up, no problems. Took her out for a 25 mile ride, and fukken wow!!! Removing those baffles unleashed the demon (sound wise). The intake roar is massive loud, and sounds like it is ready to eat anything that gets in it's way!!! Very nice in my opinion! the sound is very much like what an intake system does for your car. Very happy with this tiny free mod. Power-wise, can't say for sure as it's not dyno tested, I've read the mods give some power, It does feel a bit snappier (I believe the plates I removed serve largely to smooth power delivery as they are servo operated, and might not whack open as fast as you twist the throttle) and maybe pulls a bit better, but it could be all in my head, since it sounds so much meaner. One more note, I did have a couple of hiccups on full throttle in third gear, but this only happened twice early on, and has not happened since, I will let you know if it happens again. Either way, I likey!!!
Oh, for detailed instructions on how to perform these mods, go to
The guy does a great job with instructions and photos, albeit on a ninja 650, very little difference.