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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 06-28-2013, 02:11 AM Thread Starter
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My( new to me ) Stock 05 with 9000 miles was sent to the local dealer for spline lube, brake fluid change, final drive oil change and a general look over. They called today and said that all was done to the tune of $150 which I can live with. But they said that I need 2 air filters and a screw was stripped out of one of the air boxes and it would be another $200 if I wanted that done. It's a one owner bike and the previous owner indicated never having the air filters looked at. My question is, are the screws in the air box prone to stripping out? $200 sounds high! Has anyone else experienced this? Would I be better off trying to find a used air box? What are my options?
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It does happen pretty easily if the bolts holding the air filters in place are over tightened. I would say your options are:
1) Buy a used air box from someone on here or on eBay for a LOT cheaper and replace it yourself
2) Buy a new one from some place like Ron Ayers or Partzilla and replace it yourself
3) Pay the dealer
4) Try to rig something maybe with JB Weld to hold the nut in place so it doesn't spin when tightening the bolt
5) Do an ear shave

In order of cheapest to most expensive: 4, 1, 2, 5, 3.
In order of easiest to do (assuming you have the money): 3, 2, 1, 4, 5.

Here is a link to the parts diagram at Ron Ayers: Click me Basically what is happening is that the bolt (p/n 92002) has caused the plastic "tube" on p/n 11011A to crack because it was over tightened so the nut that is up inside that tube just spins freely. If you can JB Weld or otherwise glue that nut into place, it should fix the problem assuming the tube isn't completely split in two.

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He should still have his airboxes & filters $30

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this works !

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Basically what is happening is that the bolt (p/n 92002) has caused the plastic "tube" on p/n 11011A to crack because it was over tightened so the nut that is up inside that tube just spins freely. If you can JB Weld or otherwise glue that nut into place, it should fix the problem assuming the tube isn't completely split in two.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .EDIT:
I read a few months ago Shark88 corrected such an issue, once box is successfully removed, a very small hose clamp (screw thread type) was tightened around the split plastic with nut encased resolved the problem.

I tried & utilized this method successfully without problems. I also used anti-sieze on the bolts/screws (which I replaced with Stainless Steel type).

this works !



EDIT: Or this: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Kawasaki-VN7...472162&vxp=mtr

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-Purchased 2008 w/8800mi
Replaced ALL Cables . Kuryakyn LED Voltmeter
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Dampers went out @ 13+K !
After TOC MCCT's..... so amazingly quiet I discovered a rattling heat shield on my stock exhaust !
...have a vulcan good day!

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I just fixed the same problem with the air box. I was able to pull the air box off from the duct and then get behind it with a pliers and reach in where the post is and clamp down on it enough to free the bolt. Then take a small hose clamp and put it around the post where it split and tighten it up. Problem solved, cost about $1 for 2 hose clamps.

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That's high but that with a new box. Filter screw or cover screw? You can buy the K&N filters on flea bay for under $75 dollars. Put lock tite in the stripped thread with the screw and it will stay.
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I've got both airboxes and K&N filters she can have for $60. Ig great shape but I did an earshave and don't need them anymore.

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I've got both airboxes and K&N filters she can have for $60. Ig great shape but I did an earshave and don't need them anymore.
Both boxes with K&N's is aVG buy !

'86 VN750 13,700 mi -Stock
-Purchased 2008 w/8800mi
Replaced ALL Cables . Kuryakyn LED Voltmeter
SilverStar Ultra 9003/HB2 H4 Headlamp, Jardine Fwd Controls,
Iridiums DPR7EIX-9 & Wires, Tuxedo Mod, Coil Mod, P/U Sensor Mod, Fork Seals,
Splines Lubed - 11/4/2012 - MF AGM Battery
Additional Flashing LED Brake Light on Trunk
Dampers went out @ 13+K !
After TOC MCCT's..... so amazingly quiet I discovered a rattling heat shield on my stock exhaust !
...have a vulcan good day!
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The VN at my local scrapyard has both ears, no covers...bases are there....will be going there this week to strip some more off it.....will let ya know....



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I've got both airboxes and K&N filters she can have for $60.
That's a deal!
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