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    airbox removal and install
    on: Nov 20, 2023, 01.13 pm
    Nov 20, 2023, 01.13 pm
     Soooo, wanting to clean the sai reed valves and throttle bodies I'm looking at taking everything off and doing it over the thanksgiving weekend since i should have the time. One question is, is the airbox hard to get back on and situated with the intake boots? I'm relying on the how too posts that are on here because I do not have a shop manual but none of them say exactly how  the airbox is situated. Or how to get the boots on the throttle bodies. Evidently it is not hard but I have had bikes in the past that it was a pita. Trying to get myself mentally ready for this. When I was younger I worked on my bikes ad nausiem but as I have gotten older I like riding more and working on them less but I don't like throwing money away for something that i'm capable of doing myself with the tools I have. Plus my job is going away cause they are closing the plant and moving things to another country so I need to be prudent with my money.

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    Re: airbox removal and install
    Reply #1 on: Nov 20, 2023, 01.33 pm
    Nov 20, 2023, 01.33 pm
    I did my 20,000 mile service this spring and had no issues reinstalling the air box.

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    Re: airbox removal and install
    Reply #2 on: Nov 20, 2023, 03.25 pm
    Nov 20, 2023, 03.25 pm
    Timely question as I'll be reassembling mine over Thanksgiving too.
    The TB to airbox seal is just springs - no clamps.   I was wondering if a thin smear of grease on the inside of the airbox boots is ever applied to help with the seal?

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    Re: airbox removal and install
    Reply #3 on: Nov 20, 2023, 07.55 pm
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    hank.sd, good thought, I am thinking like a dab of 3 in 1 oil on a cloth and give a quip wipe or lithium grease. Yea, it's supposed to be 60 degrees on this Wednesday so I don't want to start till it gets cold on Friday through the weekend.

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    Re: airbox removal and install
    Reply #4 on: Dec 02, 2023, 02.01 pm
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    I would use a slight smear of silicon dielectric grease. 

    I used that on the air filter gasket surface, too.  And I had a problem with the air filter sliding into the airbox when I did the valve adjust : it just didn't feel right and there is no way to visually check to see if the air filter was properly  sealed after sliding it in the air box.  So I secured the air filter to the holder with some small sheet metal screws before I slipped it in the air box.  Felt a lot more "proper" after I did that.

    Last Edit: Dec 02, 2023, 02.09 pm by STJIM
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