No other way to run it without a stock air filter since it has that cable guide built in. Grips are 5 bucks, when they get too dirty I will just buy new ones. Also, look into something called Mr Clean Magic Eraser. Shit cleans amazing! Not worried about a dirty seat or grips.
They had the mini white motocross bars but the word mini scared me away from buying them. They aren't too uncomfortable though.