I am with you on that one.lids are a waste of money imo. Theres hardly ANY room between the seat and the top of the airbox. Not much if anything gets in there and putting on a filter lid restricts even more flow.
I know you guys are into cutting the airbox, but for us guys that may need to put the lid back on for really wet conditions it's not practical unless you have two airboxes. So my thinking is maybe grinding down the bottom of the seat to have more air getting into the top of the airbox. Instead of putting holes into the side. Well let me know what you guys think.