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XR70 w/ Uni Pod filter owners - which size did you use?

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2002 XR70.  I'm looking to fit a UNI 2-stage pod filter to it.  I will verify the intake side diameter, but the options of UNI filter sizes/shapes/angles seem limitless...

I found this one on T-bolt that I think I'm going to go with, assuming it'll fit the carb

https://tboltusa.com/store/uni-dual-stage-foam-air-filterbr-35mm125in-p-1180.html

But on dennis kirk, they have what seem like 101 difference UNI filters - longer, shorter, fatter, angled... Just want to make sure I get one that'll fit properly between the frame and case.

Also, I know I'll likely have to re-jet it and I am capable of doing so, but if someone has a setup that is working for them, I'd love to hear what you did to give me an idea of a baseline. (completely stock bike and exhaust).

 

Thanks!

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The UNI filter that you have linked above is the correct one for the stock XR70 carb, the straight one is UP-4125ST, the angled one is UP-4125AST.

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Running a bigger carb necessitates an angled intake, so the carb clears the frame, and an angled filter puts it out of the way of your left leg.

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So will an angled one fit w stock carb in the stock position and not hit the frame or case?

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Yeah, I haven't ordered anything yet and I'm second guessing the pod filter to be honest.  If what I'm told is true (that it won't make a difference on feel) it might not be worth the hassle.  I was hoping to liven it up a hair on the cheap so I could tool around a little easier with my boy on his 50.  I'm not sure on the path forward completely yet - it all depends how much he grows and excels at riding.  I'd be tempted to put a manual clutch on it though because it would be a nice way to teach him how to use one.

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On ‎9‎/‎7‎/‎2017 at 10:58 AM, 4strokeridertt said:

Not a great mod if you or your kid likes blasting thru puddles or riding in the wet.

We've bought several XR50s & 70s with pod filters where the kid ran through some water, water instantly gets sucked into the engine and bends the rod.
We buy a used crank off eBay and swap into the engine, problem solved.
Also we've bought quite a few XR50s & 70s with pod filters that don't run well, we buy a stock airbox off eBay, problem solved. 

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On ‎9‎/‎7‎/‎2017 at 0:58 PM, apbling said:

I'd be tempted to put a manual clutch on it though because it would be a nice way to teach him how to use one.

You can buy a good used XR80 (with a real clutch) for the same price as you can sell your XR70.

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12 hours ago, arthur6 said:

We've bought several XR50s & 70s with pod filters where the kid ran through some water, water instantly gets sucked into the engine and bends the rod.
We buy a used crank off eBay and swap into the engine, problem solved.
Also we've bought quite a few XR50s & 70s with pod filters that don't run well, we buy a stock airbox off eBay, problem solved. 

Good point. Mine came with a pod and people are asking an arm and leg for the stock airbox on ebay.

I have mine jetted with pod and runs great. I don't ride through puddles.

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Generally, a properly oiled and maintained pod air filter will resist water saturation unless you're riding through seat-deep puddles. Adding a water-resistant Outerwear filter cover is a bonus in constant wet conditions.

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