Does it matter what type of air box is placed on a 50cc moped?

by Anonymous

I bought a moped here in Hawaii, but unfortunately the model is a GTX and I cannot seem to find any parts online because after much research there is no manufacturer.

There is only one place here in the island that has the part, but it's going to take a while before the order comes in. They have other ones available that is why I am curious if a different air box would work. Thank you for taking the time to answer my question.

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Aug 31, 2011
by: Loosegrit

Just go to any motorcyle supply store ex. Cycle Gear. Most all stock form filters that attach to the back of the carb. All you need to know is the outside dia. where the air comes in. 1 - 1/4 or 1 - 1/2 mosts likely. Some mechanics like putting some oil on this types of filters to help catch the dirt better, that means you will need to clean with soap and water about every 3 months.

Good Luck and Happy Scooting.

Aug 31, 2011
I would try it. (but thats me)
by: Benny

Speaking in general terms, the only thing the air box does is filter the air that comes into the carb, then the air is mixed with atomized fuel (gasoline) then that whole fuel/air mix is squirted into a combustion chamber where the spark plug creates lightning and lights that fuel/air mix on fire which will blow the piston back turning the crank that eventually turns the wheel. The main function of the air box is to filter out the dust/grime/whatever impurities in the air. People who are crafty have put a regular air filter on the carb itself and eliminated the air box all together. As for your question; Yes, you can do it, just be careful that it doesn't restrict the air-flow into the carb too much - I would try it (but thats me).

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