Well....you get it. To me that is what it is all about.
The screens and stuff really are a pain. A air box is really the way to go. However I always have a hard time finding a location I like, just because they are big. Jbot has a good write up on his Shampoo Bottle air box.
If your use to tuning motorcycles, the single circuit carb is a drag. I have had good success modifying the SHA Slide from Graham’s blog and in the WIKKI. On a stock setup it is not usually necessary, but it does allow you to get a better tune overall. The problem I always had is with larger pipes and SHAs is that you could tune it for low or high but never get it right for both. Modifying the slide allows you to have both.
If your picky about tuning I always recommend the PHBG over the Minkuni. For smaller displacement I always like the PHBG17. It is harder to find and I usually have to go to eBay. It usually has the AN atomizer and you have to change it to the AU. But to me it is worth it. My biggest issue with the minkuni is their needles are not in any specific oder. Trying to find a slightly different taper is a nightmare because unlike PHBGs. The needle charts are all over the place.