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post #1 of 38 Old 08-13-2005, 02:15 PM Thread Starter
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Geez, I must be a real fucking clutz because I can't for the life of me get the damn air box out to do the power commander install. Do you have to pull out the rubber air intake boots to allow the air box to move forward enough to lift it straight up? I've never seen a bike with such tight spaces to work with, the air box is molded so it is recessed within the frame. Be nice if it could just lift out. I'm sure there is a real easy trick so I'm asking before I get frustrated and break something trying to force it out. Thanks
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Geez, I must be a real fucking clutz because I can't for the life of me get the damn air box out to do the power commander install. Do you have to pull out the rubber air intake boots to allow the air box to move forward enough to lift it straight up? I've never seen a bike with such tight spaces to work with, the air box is molded so it is recessed within the frame. Be nice if it could just lift out. I'm sure there is a real easy trick so I'm asking before I get frustrated and break something trying to force it out. Thanks

No, just push the rubber ducts into the frame and turn the air box counter clockwise while lifting out.
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ahhhhhhhhh ya ruined all the fun, ya should let him sweat it out another day or two..J/K

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ohhhh so thats how i was holdin' the airbox and turnin' the bike :headshake

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Well after typing this post I went down and did just that. Pushed it forward and twisted it counter clockwise and it finally lifted out of its spot. Wow, it was more than I bargained for. And that damn brown fuel rail plug, that was a pain in the ass too. I couldn't get my hands in that space very well to manipulate the clip to free it, especially with all the other hardware surrounding it. I figure anyone with hands bigger than large are going to have a much harder time getting things done in those tight quarters. I'm dreading the day I have to change the plugs I really should put a window aircontioner in the garage and a beer fridge Thanks guys, can always count on ya's.
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Well after typing this post I went down and did just that. Pushed it forward and twisted it counter clockwise and it finally lifted out of its spot. Wow, it was more than I bargained for. And that damn brown fuel rail plug, that was a pain in the ass too. I couldn't get my hands in that space very well to manipulate the clip to free it, especially with all the other hardware surrounding it. I figure anyone with hands bigger than large are going to have a much harder time getting things done in those tight quarters. I'm dreading the day I have to change the plugs I really should put a window aircontioner in the garage and a beer fridge Thanks guys, can always count on ya's.
just did the plugs it does suck ya gotta yoink the top motor mounts to get 'em out. ya might think about doin the air box mod while you in there that deep as well just a thought. good luck with the reassemble

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just did the plugs it does suck ya gotta yoink the top motor mounts to get 'em out. ya might think about doin the air box mod while you in there that deep as well just a thought. good luck with the reassemble
How many miles on your bike when you changed plugs? What was the condition of the plugs? My bike has lost major revs at idle. I'm thinking the plugs are toast. I have 6800 miles, but I do have a Muzzy thin head gasket. I lost about 300 to 500 rpm at idle

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How many miles on your bike when you changed plugs? What was the condition of the plugs? My bike has lost major revs at idle. I'm thinking the plugs are toast. I have 6800 miles, but I do have a Muzzy thin head gasket. I lost about 300 to 500 rpm at idle
7000 miles the plugs where actually nice and tan . it was part of a tuning session when proline built my custom map. we did a bunch of upgrades at once so i never really singled out one item between dyno runs. lookin' back on it i shoulda wrote all that data down just got too excited about the whole thing and pissed away some good info.

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ya might think about doin the air box mod while you in there that deep as well just a thought.
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just sealing the airbox up by plugging the crankcase breather hose ports and either running the crank case breather tube overboard or connecting it in a continous loop

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