I've a 2009 & have read a bit about improving airflow with an airbox & filter mod, but am not sure whats involved or whether there'll be a big benefit? I've MIVV Suono cans, so no restrictions there, & its UK bike, so no exhaust cat.
Check out TPO parts and their Beast-R kit.... Just fitted one to my 2008 Monster 695 and it's made a huge difference. It removes the air box, changes the velocity stacks, comes with K&N filters and will allow you to also remove the crankcase breather as well. Also, it makes the bike sound great! Just took 7 days to arrive from the USA too
Can you tell me how customs/duty works when sending parts to the UK? I want to get a Scotts Performance damper, which is expensive ($585). Duty in Thailand would be over 50% so that's out. I'll be in London next month and could pick it up from a friend. I tried find details on tax and duty from the UK website, but they don't give any useful details.
Thanks for the tip. They do for the 1100, so will probably go for it, and Power Commander. Just have to hide the credit card bills fo a couple of months!
Just FYI the TPO Beast & Beast-R intake kits will NOT work with ABS equipped new gen Monsters (09+ 696/796/1100). This is direct from Allen at TPO. Something about the ABS controller being too large and interfering with filter placement.
Let us know how the kit works out for you.... I fitted mine in under 40 minutes and was really happy with the results from the start
Will post some dyno charts of before and after when I get a chance (when the weather finally gets better over here) but in the meantime I'll be fitting a tail chop kit over the winter!