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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 01-15-2011, 12:57 PM Thread Starter
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Easy air box removal

I Hope this helps any vulcan owners
Remove tank, old filter ears and plastic boots. I used a red hot hacksaw
blade to remove my plastic air box. I used some tape to make a handle and using a propane torch heated the end of the blade red hot. Then melting and cutting the box into removable sized pieces. I cut- melted the top of the box then removed the carb boots using some wd-40. Keep heating the blade red hot and slice the box into pieces. total time 1 1/2 hrs. Be careful not to cut or melt any hoses and wires. Not messy and fairly easy.
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I wish I had thought of that when I took mine out.The second time I took it out whole.

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I used the wifes big azz bread cutting knife... it took a while..
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hhmm... Maybe a cheap soldering iron would work as well? Wouldn't have to keep reheating it.

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I had my engine in after the stator replacement and forgot to put the airbox back in. Had to drop the motor as I want to keep mine stock. Funny as in the first shot motor went right in. After dropping for the airbox it took 30 minutes of wrestling
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no other way

so really there is no other way to remove my airbox? It wont come out in front or anything? ugh....
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so really there is no other way to remove my airbox? It wont come out in front or anything? ugh....
You can remove the fuel tank and some water hose and work the box backwards between the frame. It is not easy, but it does work.

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ok thanks...cutting it is not an option for me at the moment...dont wanna do an ear shave cause i have no clue what it is lol
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mine came out pretty easy by making one cut where breather tubes go in the air box and slid it out the back
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I'll have to try this. Good thread. Thanks.
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