I had an extra airbox laying around from my 10R project, so I popped it on the GSXR to check fitment...
Everything easily fits under the tank, and there is loads of room under the airbox itself (so much, in fact, that I plan on mounting the BOV under there rather than welding a nipple in the intake tubing). I can also fit the Rotrex oil reservoir right next to the airbox.
Obviously a new throttle body plate will have to be made to match the GSXR's runners, but I'm glad that everything else fits so well. The tubing going from the Rotrex outlet to the airbox inlet should also be a piece of cake to fab up, needing only a few simple bends.
Next up, I can't believe how quickly this part came in, but here's the inlet for the Rotrex:
It's made out of Alumide using a process called Selective Laser Sintering. It has a very high temp resistance and is quite strong. This part only existed on my computer before it was literally printed into this form. Amazing. I could actually get it made out of stainless or titamium, but the cost is ridiculous.
Anyway, this inlet will allow an oval tube to run right behind the header to the other side of the bike, where cool fresh air will be drawn in. I plan on removing the ram air tube and sticking a filter up in that empty pocket as I hate filters that stick out the side. Everything will be heat wrapped to keep the temps as cool as possible.
Lots of machining still to come.