Re: This should make it breathe.
Your point about the sand is well taken. We have thought about that problem, although the sand at the coast in Oregon is not as fine as the Glamis stuff. We also ride at the dunes in St. Anthony Idaho. The seat does provide quite a bit of protection to the air cleaners mounted in this manner, but we will definitely be watching it closely. If this becomes a real problem, I may go to a setup similar to Bearfoots intake system. I think I have figured out how to route two 2 1/4 inch silicone intake tubes up to the area above the motor so I can still use two air cleaners.