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I am working on replacing the factory air box with aftermarket cone air filters. My first question is how to get the air box off? Is there anyway to do it without taking the carbs off or cutting it? Second, what is the hose the runs in the bottom of the air box to the engine? What do I have to do with this when I take the air box off? Get a separate filter for it?

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Carbs off first and then pull the airbox out and you want to put a filter on the connection from the airbox to the engine if you remove it for aftermarket air filters.....
 

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Airbox

I'm actually looking for one of those L shaped hoses that connects the airbox to the engine, last part I need on a barn find. Anyone have one of those laying around? I'm more than happy to pay for the part. Thanks!
 

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That would be great. I'm sure I could just use a regular hose, but everything else on this bike is correct and stock and that's the last part I'm missing. I'm waiting on a battery and a seat cover to come in and it's done. Thanks for the reply and let me know if you find one.
 

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I am working on replacing the factory air box with aftermarket cone air filters. My first question is how to get the air box off? Is there anyway to do it without taking the carbs off or cutting it? Second, what is the hose the runs in the bottom of the air box to the engine? What do I have to do with this when I take the air box off? Get a separate filter for it?

Thanks for the help
--Sam
The hose to the bottom of the airbox is for crankcase vetilation. Yes get a filter for that too. And I strongly suggest you save all of your air box components. You'll be wanting to put it back soon enough.:wink:
 

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The hose to the bottom of the airbox is for crankcase vetilation. Yes get a filter for that too. And I strongly suggest you save all of your air box components. You'll be wanting to put it back soon enough.:wink:
You want to tell him Tina? :lol:
 

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I'd guess they are referring to either the carb rejetting issues or the intake howl or the driveability issues to start.

From his first post (do I have to pull the carbs?) I would say that he is on a very steep learning curve. I know that it was for me, but I have enjoyed it. Some don't, and I assume that Tina did/does not.
 

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No, that was just my poor attempt at a little humor and messing with Vince since he answered a 4 year old question and the user only has 3 post. :biggrin:
 

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i disconnected the cards today and removed the airbox. . in the tube going inside the airbox from the crankcase and up i found a bunch of snotlike white/yellow goo. .. anyone know what that might be ?
 

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i disconnected the cards today and removed the airbox. . in the tube going inside the airbox from the crankcase and up i found a bunch of snotlike white/yellow goo. .. anyone know what that might be ?
Someone's poor attempt at attaching it via silicone?
 

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No, that was just my poor attempt at a little humor and messing with Vince since he answered a 4 year old question and the user only has 3 post. :biggrin:
You know better than that, Mike. This is the Vintage section. We aren't allowed a sense of humor. It's all about the endless, depressing struggle to get the bike running. Enjoying it out of the question. :wink:
 

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Oh well, at least I tried. :redface:
I bought a can of stone looking spray paint last weekend. The bike now looks like a dalmation or an apaloosa horse, depending on your view. :shock:

It brought me about 15 mins. of entertainment zapping it!
 

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Going for that marbleized look that other women are putting on their bathroom walls? :lol: :lol:
Funny you mention that. I did that to the cabinet I have over the toilet!

No, it's just screwed up looking. But I figured it would add a little interest to the bedliner paint job.
 

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the goo i found inside the crankcase ventilation tube is soft/moist and nothing like silicone - its much like the foam you find in ur radiator when ur gasket says sayanora and oils seeps into the coolant ..

but this being a aircooled bike i got no idea what the gunk may be .. i know my uncle was a huge fan of start gas - spraying it as often as he could (a.k.a only way he knew to get the bike to start)

oh well -- just a sidenote since we are disussing airbox issues :)
 
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