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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-28-2007, 11:25 PM Thread Starter
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Need 2 airbox's and a petcock

I finally get her running but I found that the prior owner had stripped out the screws holding the air filter onto the air box on both. If anyone is doing an ear shave or just recently done one and has no use for the box's I would provide a nice home. I am also in need of a new petcock as mine is leaking from one of the arms. I also need the front break lever. Mine is bent up and rather awkward, I guess the previous owner dropped it. If you have any of these, please let me know and maybe we can work something out.

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I put small hose clamps around post that come from the air box,then the screws held tight,mine was striped to.Might hold you over
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There are zip ties on there now but maybe the hose clamps will hold it together tighter in the meantime. Thanks for the great idea!!
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I've also heard of people putting JB weld in a hole that's stripped - threading in the screw - letting it sit till it's not dry but not sloppy - and then carefully backing the screw out - once the stuff is fully cured you have a good thread in the hole... seems like those that have done this have put something on the screw to help prevent the JB weld sticking - I'd do a search here or on google for more info.

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I am not sure about other years but my 1995 air boxes have a metal bolt that is imbedded in a plastic post. What has happened is that the metal bolts have started spinning inside the plastic posts thus making it impossible to screw in or out the air filters. Mine were obviously stripped out some time ago as someone has tried a temporary fix of zip ties but that isn't working. I will try the hose clamps that are screwed to tighten to see if that works better. If someone has 2 working airboxes that they don't need and want to work out some deal that would be even better. I plan on looking into an ear shave maybe next spring once I am more familiar with the bike and with working on it.
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