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Rottweiler Intake
« on: June 09, 2016, 10:19:18 am »
So, I've looked at the Rottweiler intake for the 690. It looks good. But, . . . . I wonder about intake noise?? Has anyone had an experience with this intake system yet.
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Re: Rottweiler Intake
« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2016, 11:48:47 am »

Kingrider,

I had that concern as I recall reading the various posts about the EVO kit that apparently makes a ton of intake noise. However, I now have three rides and a handful of quick test rides around the block for a total of just over 250 miles with the Rottweiler and I stand by my original observation.

The RW intake is quiet, possibly quieter, than the stock box until you get near wide open throttle. If you have it pinned and are ripping through the gears, you'll notice the intake but even at full tilt, it doesn't overpower the sound of the exhaust.

I was just thinking about the sound of the intake yesterday as I commuted on the bike and was able to take a 2-lane road through the local mountains to get there. If you're under 5k rpms, on basically flat ground, and just giving it enough juice to maintain your current speed, you can't even hear the intake.

This became apparent as I inadvertently surprised a couple of bicyclists that didn't hear me coming up behind and I startled them as I came by. After the second biker had a bit of a head shake moment when I went by, I decided to do a quick rev before I passed anymore peddlers.

I've only had to swap filter skins so far in between rides versus a full filter cleaning which makes pre/post ride maintenance with the filter about as easy as possible. Not to the point you asked but man I disliked having anything to do with the stock airbox and couldn't be more pleased with the RW solution.
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Re: Rottweiler Intake
« Reply #2 on: June 09, 2016, 04:49:44 pm »
River, have you done a fuel mileage check. I wouldn't think there would be much difference, if any. The only thing I'd be really worried about is dumping the bike in the water while on a trail or adventure ride.
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Re: Rottweiler Intake
« Reply #3 on: July 06, 2016, 03:46:49 pm »
Sorry for the delay in my reply. Life is sometimes - - uh - hectic!!
The feedback on the RW intake is good to hear. I agree with the idea of easier maintenance is maintenance done more often.
Now if I can convince the fiscal department in my house that a new intake system is a "need" and not just a "want"!   ::)
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Re: Rottweiler Intake
« Reply #4 on: July 15, 2016, 02:07:42 am »
I put the Rottweiler on my wife's bike and mine.  I've now got an 1100 mile trip on dirt after the install.  The ticket on extended "dusty" roads/trails is using 2 filter skins on top of the original filter.  I used 4 sets of filter skin changes over 1100 miles and while the skins were mud coated, the main filter foam element had almost no particulate wash out with first a mineral spirits wash and then soap and hot water - the filter skins caught virtually all of the dirt!  There is ZERO dirt that got through the main foam filter from the looks of the thing.

This is exactly what I wanted to see - change the skins and not worry about the main foam filter needing cleaning on a trip.  This alone makes it worth the cost of admission.  I also think it hits harder at lower RPM.

Boy I don't find anything objectionable about the intake bark - at WOT it sounds the way a 700 cc thumper should sound! 

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Re: Rottweiler Intake
« Reply #5 on: July 16, 2016, 11:24:19 am »

Thanks for the update River, I figured I should add to the info as well.

I've had the RW on for about 500mi now and couldn't be happier with the unit. A buddy and I rode the Big Bear Trail Run a couple of weeks ago and I too loaded up with 2 skins and just removed one at the gas stop mid day. We did 140mi with 95% being dirt and the the bike performed flawlessly.

Also noticed that at lower RPM's I think the RW is quieter. We were slogging up some rutted and rocky jeep trail when I made a mental note of how quiet the bike was chugging along in the tractor pulling zone of the rev range. Bottom half of the tach in 2, 3, or 4th depending on the terrain and the bike just goes about it's business without much fuss.

However, when the road opens up, the intake sound still doesn't overpower the exhaust... there's just this big, beautiful noise letting you know you'd better be pointed in the right direction 'coz your field of view is about to get blurry around the edges. :D
2014 690 R, Rekluse, PowerCommander V, Rottweiler Intake, FMF, Scott's, Renzacco Seat, HDB handguards, MGTec levers, full sas removed, Pivot Pegs