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ben_says
04-21-2012, 02:02 PM
Background///
With a pro intake, there is similar vibration to stock, but with less reinforcement. so some have used dan's super boot to provide extra stability. i have used it through this past carb boot, but I still had issues that needed moderate attention.

take away number 1. you really do need to locktight everything. those who have blasted before are probably laughing.

Main question/// for those who use the superboot, looking at the boot post use, i get the impression i would tighten the thing down, and vibration would sand the middle ridge flat. it would then be just loose enough, that then i'd have an issue, tighten down again, and be good to go. But with more vibration, another leak, ect.....

you can see a stock boot on the left and a boot with 400 miles on it to the right.

my thought before i replace put the new one on is to sand/ cut that middle ridge off. i think that will allow for a fantastic solid seal and support.

I assume this will get rid of my problems.

anyone ever do something similar or do you have another idea to share. also attached is the super boot to show what I'm talking about for those new to blasts.

wear gear, ride safe.

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/2988582/carb%20boot%20before%20and%20after.jpg

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/2988582/superboot.JPG

ezblast
04-21-2012, 02:18 PM
My super boot has been no trouble with close to 10,000 miles so far.
EZ

jetlee
04-21-2012, 03:33 PM
Mine's had a few thousand miles and numerous on/offs and it's still going strong.

pierce
04-21-2012, 03:46 PM
Dan sands the middle ridge flat with the superboot. The stock boot is still used thoughh.

What I do sand the middle ridge flat on the new boot from HD. I replace the boot every few thousand miles just to be safe, and reuse the support of the superboot.

ezblast
04-21-2012, 06:02 PM
[up][up][up] - smartest!
EZ

ben_says
04-22-2012, 09:15 AM
thank you all.

i will continue using the stock carb boot from harley.

i will sand the middle ridge down.

i will locktight.

i will enjoy the superboot for many thousands of miles to come.

orange guzzi
07-14-2012, 05:43 PM
Whats the deal with Dans super boot? Is it made of unobtainium? New to Buell and keep seeing Dans name pop up, but yet to find a place to buy such a thing or even a picture of it. Did see a post on another web site that said you have to buy them from me, but got no responds.

zordeles
07-14-2012, 05:52 PM
Dan's Super Boot on Ebay (http://www.ebay.com/itm/Buell-Blast-Custom-Intake-Boot-/140792074746?_trksid=p4340.m1850&_trkparms=aid%3D222001%26algo%3DSIC.CURRENT%26ao%3 D1%26asc%3D11%26meid%3D605226926124953828%26pid%3D 100011%26prg%3D1005%26rk%3D1%26) It took me a whole 30 seconds search time to find it. At this url you will find the picture and instructions on how to purchase.

orange guzzi
07-15-2012, 06:18 PM
Thanks, I was putting in Das Boot. Had searched several time and could not find it.