im looking at the way this whole bike is shaped. the fairigs direct air away from the engine out the side ports, the low pressure zone directly under the tail... I just dont see how this air box can get ANY air. this explains to me WHY its so difficult for this engine to go from 8500-redline in anything past 3rd gear. Im going to pull the tank up tommorrow and see if its possible to make a ram air tube from the front under the tank to the back. im not sure if it is, but i hope there is some room under there. anyways, has anyone tried cutting the plastic down on the right side of the battery box? not the fairing cover but the peice directly behind it. that might help a little... any thoughts??