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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-13-2007, 06:53 PM Thread Starter
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So It's beautiful out!

And I want to knock out all of the "renovations" to my Sparklin' Blue before I ride. One of them being an ear shave. I've heard of people cutting out the air box...not to be a little dumb...but...how did you do it? What did you use? What risks are there? Any info would be awesome. Thanks a lot guys!

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I used a drywall saw to cut mine. I cut it where it starts to bend down, considering the bend is what stops it from just pulling out. Wasnt originally going for the ear shave but I am now. Hope that helps some.

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What risks are there?
Well, one risk that shouldn't need mentioned, but will be is ....
How ever you do it, know exactly what you're cutting. If there are any wires or hoses anywhere near where you are cutting, take steps to prevent an accidental slip from damaging them, even if it's just the tube from a roll of paper towels, cut down the side and wrapped around them.
Don't just assume nothing is behind what you're cutting. Look at it, from all angles, get ready to cut, then stop and look again, THEN go ahead and cut.
Don't jump into it, take your time and everything will go smooth.

Seeing as I haven't done this, that's all the advice I can give.


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Thanks a lot for the feed back....if anyone happens to know mother nature....please tell her to TAKE HER MEDICINE! haha It was 75 and sunny two days ago and now we have snow!

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Thanks a lot for the feed back....if anyone happens to know mother nature....please tell her to TAKE HER MEDICINE! haha It was 75 and sunny two days ago and now we have snow!
It's a mess down here today - I was out two days ago in a light jacket; today, shoveling snow in my Carhartts.

Jon (93VN750) can talk to you about the challenges with the jetting and all, but I think he's got that close to worked out. I used to live in PA, though I can't REM emissions laws - if you pull the airbox and associated hoses, I don't think you'll pass emission inspection (the reed valves, for ex., are fed fresh air through the box). Somebody can check me on that, but you might find out PA requirements for motorcycles before slicing anything.

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