airbox removal

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airbox removal

Postby the guns » Sun Jan 31, 2010 11:35 am

are the SX airboxes any easier to remove than conventional exciters? I'd give the bastard who designed the engine bay an "F" for this design. back to school for this clown.

removal is brutal. any suggestions?
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Re: airbox removal

Postby speednutt » Sun Jan 31, 2010 7:57 pm

The answer is NO. On my sx, i have removed the airbox by removing the secondary clutch and then removing the carbs. if you lift up the gas tank couling (directly over airbox) just a bit, it is enough to get in there with a wrench to loosen the top airbox mount.

Then have a buddy apply light pressure to the couling pulling upwards and you should be able to remove the airbox out over the jackshaft. Also just make sure you have all the airbox bolts removed. there is one by the brake disk that you dont want to forget.

Not a fun project by any means. I too give an F.
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Re: airbox removal

Postby Mike » Tue Feb 09, 2010 12:27 am

I guess I didn't think it was that bad.

Make sure it's warm, and maybe use a little silicone. Remove the three fasteners, pull up on the flap in front of the steering head and then pull hard on the box and it's out. You could remove the carbs first if you wanted.
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