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post #11 of 154 Old 11-04-2018, 11:53 PM Thread Starter
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That's what I'm thinking too :-) This is my favorite bike I've ever owned, even with its issues, so yeah...looking forward to getting her resurrected and better than new!

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re: the holes in the airbox: I have searched and cannot find any references (even very old) as to why somebody would choose to do that to the airbox of this particular bike. Seems to me like they would negate the benefits of ram air and a high flow filter; I imagine they would actually let pre-filter air *out* of the airbox, rather than letting more air *in*. So unless any of you can tell me why these holes are a "good idea", I'm just going to seal them up and experiment with different PCIII maps from this site once I get the bike running again.

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Holes need patched for sure, I highly recommend a roll of aluminum duct tape.......good stuff and sticks to almost anything. Double up on each hole, I imagine this should work very well, it's good enough for HVAC duct work.
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Probably somebody operating without an understanding of the theory.

I wonder if you'll notice any difference with/without the holes? Might not actually make much of a difference if, as you say, the holes just let more air escape.

+1 on the duct tape method.

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Next question: there are 2 screw adjustments at the bottom of the rear shock; my google ninja skills are failing me. Anybody have a link that shows what those two adjustments do? (I don't have a service manual or even an owner's manual.) (I do know what the big knob does. :-) )

Update: Looks like the one on the right, with the S . H markings, is rebound, and the one on the left, with 4 "dots" around it, is to be left untouched. Correct?

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Nobody noticed the antlers...

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For those holes maybe consider using some PVC glue like is used when installing internal vacuum pipes, it actually melts the plastic together, so all you need is a piece of PVC that you cut into circles, larger than each hole, then put glue on it and touch to air box, should glue instantly. Assuming that airbox is also PVC.

The tape idea might not work out too well over time if there is any moisture involved.

Looks like that bike has been ridden in dirt a fair bit. Mine look something like that after a trip up North, but with a lot more bugs embedded.
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Next question: there are 2 screw adjustments at the bottom of the rear shock; my google ninja skills are failing me. Anybody have a link that shows what those two adjustments do? (I don't have a service manual or even an owner's manual.) (I do know what the big knob does. :-) )

Update: Looks like the one on the right, with the S . H markings, is rebound, and the one on the left, with 4 "dots" around it, is to be left untouched. Correct?
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Thanks @teevee ! I got the download as well.

The grammar in the last paragraph in that screenshot is criminal!!

Once this bike is running again, I'll just do like others have done; set the sag, set the rebound adjuster to the middle setting, then ride and adjust to suit.

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