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I removed the steel plate and mesh screen from my Wimmer air cleaner and replaced those with a piece of .08 thick Acrylic I had laying around. I cut the circle with my 14 in. band saw that has a 3 TPI skip tooth wood blade on it :eek: and finished of the edges off with a belt sander. When the snow is gone I'll see how it works out. I'd like to replace the Acrylic with glass so it will stay scratch free when cleaning/detailing the bike. I'm also thinking about locating some kind of retainer ring to replace the "111" ring that's on there now. Regardless, I like it better than the black metal plate and screen mesh that I removed.

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That is pretty slick
 

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Great job! Diggin' your ingenuity @WillyH ! =)
 

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Willy, that looks really good. How did you get the vent hose to hold that shape?
I had/have a reel of 3/8 inch rubber fuel line I used to run a fuel line in my boat several years earlier. The OD is a little over 1/2 inch, and it fit inside the OE rubber vent line pretty snug. I had to cut one bend off the OE vent hose so there wouldn't be any kinks in the line, and it worked out ok. The 3/8 fuel line had kind of a natural or molded bend to it from being coiled up on the reel. So I just turned the line this way and that, and it ended up pretty easy to get it to "blend" into the path I wanted it to follow. As seen in the pics below the fuel line/vent extends under the bike by a few inches. I used a zip tie where the fuel line slides into the OE vent piece, but that probably wasn't needed due to the already tight fit. But better safe than sorry. I later used acetone to remove the white lettering on the piece of fuel line, looks better w/o the white stuff. Pic shows the Wimmer before the faux Voodoo mod.

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You have anymore of that acrylic laying around for another Wimmer A/C owner that wants the same look and doesn't trust himself with a bandsaw? lol
 

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I had/have a reel of 3/8 inch rubber fuel line I used to run a fuel line in my boat several years earlier. The OD is a little over 1/2 inch, and it fit inside the OE rubber vent line pretty snug. I had to cut one bend off the OE vent hose so there wouldn't be any kinks in the line, and it worked out ok. The 3/8 fuel line had kind of a natural or molded bend to it from being coiled up on the reel. So I just turned the line this way and that, and it ended up pretty easy to get it to "blend" into the path I wanted it to follow. As seen in the pics below the fuel line/vent extends under the bike by a few inches. I used a zip tie where the fuel line slides into the OE vent piece, but that probably wasn't needed due to the already tight fit. But better safe than sorry. I later used acetone to remove the white lettering on the piece of fuel line, looks better w/o the white stuff. Pic shows the Wimmer before the faux Voodoo mod.

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Thanks for the detailed info. I had the round Indian AC on my Springfield, but only have the stock one on my Chieftain. I’m thinking if I change that AC I may go the Wimmer route and will probably copy your idea. I’m curious what the backing plate is on the Wimmer, is it aluminum like the Indian round AC?


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You have anymore of that acrylic laying around for another Wimmer A/C owner that wants the same look and doesn't trust himself with a bandsaw? lol
I believe I do (o:
 

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Thanks for the detailed info. I had the round Indian AC on my Springfield, but only have the stock one on my Chieftain. I’m thinking if I change that AC I may go the Wimmer route and will probably copy your idea. I’m curious what the backing plate is on the Wimmer, is it aluminum like the Indian round AC?


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I'm not familiar with the round Indian AC. I just checked with a magnet and it didn't stick to the Wimmer backing plate. I doubt if it's stainless, likely it's aluminum. Cutting the acrylic with a band saw is easy. But if I were to do it again I'd put a less aggressive blade on the saw. The 3 TPI blade I used on mine chewed up the edges of the acrylic. Or I should have just used my metal cutting band saw, that has a much finer TPI blade. Live & learn...
 
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