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post #1 of 10 Old 08-19-2010, 12:36 PM Thread Starter
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Airbox removal

I've done a little searching, but so far I've come up empty handed. Does anyone have a write-up on how to remove the airbox on a k7 650?

While I've got the fuel tank and airbox off for my cruise control installation, are there any maintenance items I should try to take care of in that area?
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Basically, you loosen the clamps holding the airbox onto the throttle bodies, lift the airbox a bit, then undo all the hoses and electrical lines. Take notes and pictures. Labels are not a bad idea either. Getting it off is nothing. Putting it back on is the fun part. You can lube the throttle pivot and grease the throttle cable barrel ends while you are there. It's also a good time to add vacuum line extensions if you aren't doing it already for a vacuum operated cruise control.

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I'm doing the Rostra cruise, so I haven't been mucking with vacuum lines. Why should I add vacuum extensions?
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Why should I add vacuum extensions?
It makes doing a throttle body sync easier.

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I've never done a TBS. How long should I make the extenders to be useful? How did you plug your vacuum extenders? Is it sufficient to just pop a crew in there?
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A piece of brass tubing and a vacuum cap are typically used. The tubing is needed to connect to the gauge fittings anyway. Just make the extensions so they can be hidden when not being used but accessible for when the time comes.

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post #7 of 10 Old 08-23-2010, 09:51 AM Thread Starter
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I give up, where can I find small brass tubing? I've been to 2 auto stores and Home Depot without luck. Maybe a hobby store next?
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My vacuum gauge came with the brass adapters. I just use an old chain link to plug the extension hoses.

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Ace Hardware to the rescue on this one. They had brass tubing that was just the right size.

And back to original topic: Removing the airbox was pretty easy, just a lot of connections. I labeled them all as I pulled them off and I think there were about 10. Getting it back on was another story. I had the hardest time getting it to slide over both throttle bodies. In the end, I applied a little lube and that seemed to do the trick but it still took a lot of fussing around.
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I'm about a third of the way along in my process of doing the same effort on my Vee -- AND I JUST HATE IT WHEN I REMOVE SOMETHING I DIDN'T HAVE TO!!!!

And, though you have all four of your hands occupied and can't reach any other tool, don't ever use your cheap pocket ballpoint pen to depress the locking clip on an electrical connection! My pen had eight distinct pieces, now scattered from one end of the carport to the other.

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