1983 GPz550 Stock Airbox Question - Kawasaki Motorcycle Forums
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-18-2017, 11:15 AM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
smcmillen66's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2017
Location: Austin, Texas
Posts: 5
1983 GPz550 Stock Airbox Question

I restored the original airbox to my 83 GPz550. Final piece of the puzzle is re-attaching the crankcase breather tube to the bottom of the airbox.

Both the airbox and the top of the breather tube are hard plastic and I'm not sure how to wedge the tube in there without cracking the plastic.

It looks like possibly there is some type of square fitting that goes on the bottom of the airbox where the breather tube goes in, maybe soft rubber to allow the connection?

Any help appreciated. See pictures to see what I mean about the possibility of a square fitting - you can see sort of a square outline where the breather tube goes into the airbox. Thanks!
Attached Images
File Type: jpg file2-1.jpg (328.1 KB, 6 views)
File Type: jpg file1-1.jpg (250.8 KB, 6 views)
File Type: jpg file-1.jpg (238.3 KB, 6 views)
smcmillen66 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-18-2017, 11:27 AM
Senior Member
BTK Expert
 
martin-csr's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 3,606
It may be that the breather tube or the end has become hard over time. I would try heating it with a heat gun or placing it in hot water to see if it softens. note: if it becomes soft, it will harden again after it cools.







...

1981 KZ650-CSR. Competition, Sports & Road.
martin-csr is offline  
post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-18-2017, 12:02 PM
Senior Member
BTK Intermediate
 
Jimray23's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2017
Posts: 223
I agree with martin it looks like the rubber has hardened. The square on the box, i would say is a casting line.

--------------------------------------------------
Jim
I really don't see why people ask for advice if their not going to take the advice given.
Jimray23 is offline  
 
post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-18-2017, 01:22 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
smcmillen66's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2017
Location: Austin, Texas
Posts: 5
Thanks guys, appreciate the advice. I thought the same re: casting lines, but wasn't sure.
smcmillen66 is offline  
post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-19-2017, 03:51 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
smcmillen66's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2017
Location: Austin, Texas
Posts: 5
The heat gun worked great, thanks again. Stock airbox rebuild complete.
smcmillen66 is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Kawasaki Motorcycle Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome