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post #1 of 7 Old Aug 11th, 2011, 12:09 pm Thread Starter
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Air box removal

Any tricks to removing the air box?

I've got the tank off so that I can get at the micro switch for the Cruise control on the throttle.

All I can see to do is remove or loosen the C-clamps around the throttle bodies?

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post #2 of 7 Old Aug 11th, 2011, 12:37 pm
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No tricks as far as I can recall. Only trick perhaps being how to open the quick disconnect-type of clamps. Using "flathead" screw driver pop the clamps open (hard to explain). I did replace the QD-clamps with screw-type when re-installing. If you would do the same - mind the way they are installed. In worst case the clamp might limit / affect to the throttle functionality..

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Re: Air box removal

Bob,
I found it easier to loosen the lower clamps below the throttle bodies and tilt the airbox/TB assembly away from the bike as a unit. Here is a photo.

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Bob,
I found it easier to loosen the lower clamps below the throttle bodies and tilt the airbox/TB assembly away from the bike as a unit. Here is a photo.

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Are you really sure that is the easier way? From the looks of one (leftmost / #4) TB-rubber the installation was perhaps not as easy as the removal?

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Re: Air box removal

I am with Bob on this one - I prefer to remove the TB. It looks like #4 was not istalled properly the previous time it was off. Normally this is not an issue if you are careful.

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Are you really sure that is the easier way? From the looks of one (leftmost / #4) TB-rubber the installation was perhaps not as easy as the removal?
Not to steal the post, but I was looking for a vacuum leak......and found it! Someone had crushed the boot into place.

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post #7 of 7 Old Aug 12th, 2011, 8:10 am
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Re: Air box removal

you do not need to remove the airbox to adjust the microswitch.
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