Shout out to gavinfdavies for inspiring me to do this mod.
Here is this original thread:https://www.silverwing600.com/t10479-exhaust-pod-filter-iat-probe-mod-performance-results
Okay, what you'll need:
K&N Pod filter Part Number K&N RB-0720.
Here is an Amazon link:
This filter has a 5 degree flange tilt vs the RD-0720 which has none.
The process is like replacing your panel filter (check Youtube, threads here, etc), but you'll be removing your entire airbox.
A quick definition: the airbox is what houses your panel filter and has a rubber boot going to your air intake plenum.
Once you get the panel off you'll see this:
There's 2 ways to do this, the hard way and the easy way since getting to the phillips head screw that holds the rubber boot to the air intake plenum is a major PITA because it's facing towards the inside of the bike, not the outside (so you can't get to it).
The hard way is to remove the left side body panel, rear panel, battery, battery box, and luggage compartment. Gavin talks about this in his original thread. Once you do all this you will finally be able access the phillips head screw. Unscrew it and pull the boot from the air intake plenum. Remove the three 10mm bolts holding your airbox on and remove it entirely.
I don't have the time for this so here is the easy/sketchy way:
This part is a little tricky, but you're going to squeeze the air intake boot that goes into your airbox, breaking the sealant all the away around, then removing the 3 10mm bolts holding your airbox to the frame. You won't be reusing your air filter box.
You're left with this:
Note the sealant and how the hose clamp going around the air intake plenum has its screw facing the wrong direction.
This next part is a little sketchy but again, I'm lazy and don't have the time or inclination to take apart the entire rear end of my bike to get to a phillips head screw.
So...take your Dremel and cut off the hose clamp going around the rubber boot attaching it to the air intake plenum.
Pull the boot off and voila.
Off course I didn't take a picture but you're left with an air intake plenum inlet. You can see your throttle body inside. Use your imagination.
Next, jam the K&N filter over the inlet like so:
Rotate the filter so the 5 degree bend works for you and moves the filter away from the luggage compartment. Also, make sure to position the K&N supplied hose clamp so the flat head screw is accessible. This was still a little bit of PITA to tighten, but it's doable.
Next, re-install your right side pillion footrest, body panel, rear body panel, and finally your grab bar.
This is what you're left with:
Throttle response is much improved, feels like it pulls harder. I might install an K&N prefilter sock for the dust around here. I'll see how dirty it gets.
Here is a cautionary picture of what overthinking this mod gets you:
I had bought another airbox off of Ebay, had modified it to take that 2.5" id piping, modified the boot, blah blah blah. I was going to put the pod filter inside and drill holes in the airbox cover. It was all for naught. It was going to be way more work to make all that work instead of just jamming the pod filter onto the air intake plenum and calling it good. So remember kids, KISS - Keep It Simple Stupid.
Hope you enjoyed the pictorial and let me know if you have any questions.