Triangulated? That's not a term I've seen used when talking about the rear shock absorbers. Do you mean have any of us moved the shock's lower mounting point outward?
The trumpet tube on the intake of the air filter box serves to speed up the flow of air to help quiet the intake noise. Removing it will not, in any way, improve performance because it is well known to not restrict the air flow below what the engine is capable of consuming at wide-open-throttle and redline rpms.