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It's a bit of a funny story with this Eliminator. Someone in the past decided to do an airbox delete and add pod filters, but they didn't do a good job rejetting or picking the right pod filter. Some issue to do with fuel delivery, anyway, as the bike lags at higher rpms and gasps for fuel, essentially. Someone ELSE then applied some "DIY Airboxes" (The Icehouse cans..) to help the crappy pod filters actually do their job. So as you can see, it's a bit of an odd bird. It only gets about 70% of the power it should, based on my top speed of just under 80 on the highway (on a flat runway), and the bike's estimated top speed of 118 mph.

TL;DR - Wingnut took off the airbox, bike runs worse because of it. I want to restore it. I am a backyard mechanic and want to work on this as a fun project with my dad.

I found this on EBAY:

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It looks like it may be missing part of the airbox. Can anyone confirm? I'm trying to determine if it's worth buying this. It's for an 86, but it looks exactly the same as the one in my 97 diagram so I'm thinking it might fit.

If not, is calling around to various salvage yards the best way to go? None of the ones within 100 miles of me have it, so It'll definitely be a bit of a haul if they wont remove it for me.
Thanks for any advice!

Bucky
 

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So, upon further research I found that this is indeed missing the upper portion of the airbox that actually leads into the carbs. So, with that said, what is the lower portion of this diagram?
1996 Kawasaki ELIMINATOR 600 (ZL600-B2) Air Cleaner | Babbitts Kawasaki Partshouse
I can see that the upper two blocks are the upper and lower parts of the air cleaner. But what is this little hose jobby to the bottom right?
 

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Were you ever able to find the airbox that goes in front of the one you have pictured? It is part #11010-1558, Air Filter Assembly.
The previous owner of my 1997 Eliminator ZL600 B removed the box and put on the 'pod' filters. I want to retore it to the original configuration.
Its very difficult finding these parts.
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I shudder to think of how many airboxes ended up in landfills that would now command very high prices.

The same is true of OEM exhaust systems. I guess nobody could see the future of restorations that demand OEM parts.
Just try to find an OEM exhaust for a KZ900. It is virtually impossible but if you come across one, be prepared to take out a 2nd mortgage on your house to buy it.

I would add it to your Ebay search list and then hope for the best. Also call around to motorcycle salvage yards. You never know, you might get lucky. I needed a part that was NLA for my ZN1100 and put it on my Ebay search list. A year later it popped up.
 
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