Part: Angled Boot Pod Air Filters for Honda CB350 / CL350 Scrambler / CB360 / CL360 / CJ360 / CB450 / CL450 / CB500T
Why You Need This: Air filters are notoriously missing on any Honda CB350 / CB360 / CB450 motorcycle. The first Honda CB360 I ever purchased came missing the factory air boxes! Not to mention depending on the sub-model variation, factory-style air filters may not be available for your specific bike. Odds are if you find some NOS parts they tend to be very expensive and it will require finding all the additional mounting hardware to make them work. The alternative for a while now has been standard straight-style pod filters. However, to use them required the removal and relocation of the factory battery box and depending on the model of motorcycle, would not fit under the side covers.
We have come up with the solution to this common problem; we are excited to offer these pod filters with an angled boot! This angle boot pod filter allows you to run a filter and keep the factory battery box in place (it's a little snug on some models but they fit). The filters can be angled and rotated to clear the factory side covers on Honda CB350 / CB360 / CB450 motorcycles. Additionally, the filters have the added benefit of acting like a velocity stack, much like the factory rubber boots on the OEM filters. This is important because it allows for the proper air flow path to actuate the slides of the factory CV style carbs found on Honda CB350 / CB360 / CB450. Pod filters are washable and sold in pairs with a mounting clamp. You will need the main jet tuning kit to compensate for the adjusted airflow.
Installation Tip: Pod filters are a snug fit on the ends of the carbs and next to the battery box. Push the filter on as far as it will fit on the opening of the carburetor. Snug the clamp so the filter stays in place, however over-tightening the clamp will cause the filter to pop off the end of the carburetor. You will have to experiment with the filter orientation to work best with your bike setup. Filters are washable, air dry but do not oil. The use of these filters means carburetors are not supported by the factory air box boot, thus putting additional downward pressure on the intake manifolds. We suggest running a piece of wire over the frame of the bike attached to the front end of each carburetor that acts like a hanger to support the weight of both carburetors on the manifolds.