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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-20-2011, 11:57 PM Thread Starter
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McIver air cleaner box repair

I was replacing my air filters this afternoon and one of the 10mm bolt holding the stock element in place just spun without coming out because the top of the stud was split. I had to tear the old foam filter off and cut the support cage apart to gain access. no worries, it was being replaced with a K&N.

The fix that I came up with was to use a small hose clamp that screws tight around the top of the stud to hold it in place. I had several different sizes wire tied together for years that I knew I would have a use for some day.

So now that I got things back together and bike is running well, I'm thinking I may put a few more on the rest of the studs to keep them from cracking the same way. The last thing I want is to cut my K&N filter apart for the same reason.
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-21-2011, 12:38 PM
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Ha ha! Right on. I think the correct phrase you were going for was "MacGyver" though. Same sound, just different spelling : )

But for a true MacGyver, you need to find a way to incorporate a ball point pen and some string as well! Lol


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Hum, might be hard to use Bubble Gum or a Hershey's bar on this one aka "MacGyver".


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Oh, and DUCT TAPE - how could I forget duct tape?! Haha

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"MacGyver" - correct.

Funny thing is, I was looking for something to put into the stud that would harden around the flats of the nut to keep it from spinning. bubble gum may just work!
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"MacGyver" - correct.

Funny thing is, I was looking for something to put into the stud that would harden around the flats of the nut to keep it from spinning. bubble gum may just work!
two part epoxy for plastic works well




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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-21-2011, 10:29 PM
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Bubble gum or perhaps that stuff that you knead till it gets warm then hardens like rock. They make it for tank and rad repairs but they prob have some for plastic repair. Good job. I love hearing MacGiver stories. Spent my life doing that since the money situation made it the only way of life for many years.

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X2^ On all the above. JB Weld is my fave !


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I had to do that on my '93. Just plain poor build quality. Something you might expect to find on a Chinese bike. But then so is the toolbox door and a few other things. The hose clamps work great, I went ahead and put on 4 of them. I also put on new stock filters. No K&N filters for me thank you.

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