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Air Filter Bolt and Nut

Ok, so I was changing my air filters and the PO must have over-tightened the bolts holding the element in place because two of them had the nut (encased in the plastic arm) on so tight that trying to loosen caused the plastic to break.

On one of them the nut stayed in the post, but on the other one I had to rip the nut entirely out in order to change the filter. I was thinking that I should use some type of adhesive and bang the nut back in using a rubber mallet and letting it cure before I start the bike again. Obviously I don't want whatever adhesive I use to get sucked back into the carbs since this is all behind the air filter. I was thinking Silicone.

Any got any suggestions. Short of suggestions if anyone has a set of air filter boxes they want to get rid of cheap, I may go that route too.

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oh yeah

also considering just doing an ear shave but can't find a thread with instructions. Maybe I should just look harder, but if someone could point me in the right direction I would appreciate it.

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Ok, so I was changing my air filters and the PO must have over-tightened the bolts holding the element in place because two of them had the nut (encased in the plastic arm) on so tight that trying to loosen caused the plastic to break.

On one of them the nut stayed in the post, but on the other one I had to rip the nut entirely out in order to change the filter. I was thinking that I should use some type of adhesive and bang the nut back in using a rubber mallet
and letting it cure before I start the bike again. Obviously I don't want whatever adhesive I use to get sucked back into the carbs since this is all behind the air filter. I was thinking Silicone.

Any got any suggestions. Short of suggestions if anyone has a set of air filter boxes they want to get rid of cheap, I may go that route too.

Thanks
Just a suggestion. After replacing the nuts on the plastic arms and gluing them in place, put a small screw style hose clamp on each arm to reinforce the plastic and its` hold on the nuts.

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