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how to remove air filter

im trying to remove the air filter to clean it but ive looked online on how to do it and i dont get it. they said i have to remove the two bolts that hold the gas tank down and the tank i suppose to swing up towards the handle bars. but when i tried to do that it wont swing up because of the hoses that are attached right under it are to short.
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im trying to remove the air filter to clean it but ive looked online on how to do it and i dont get it. they said i have to remove the two bolts that hold the gas tank down and the tank i suppose to swing up towards the handle bars. but when i tried to do that it wont swing up because of the hoses that are attached right under it are to short.
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Those are your fuel lines. Disconnect them.



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Those are your fuel lines. Disconnect them.
yep its that easy...
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should be 3 lines there, fuel line, vacuum pressure, and fuel pump wire. i am only relating to my bike. could be the same or not. first i take the 2 bolts off from the front and i find a 16 inch peice of wood or something to stable the gas tank in the 10ish or 11 o'clock area so u could work on those hose's. undo while remembering where each hose or wire go's... u should have enough room for you hands or tools. unbolt the airbox...walla

get a BMC or K&N .....

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the manual is saying in big black bold letters not to disconnect them

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the manual is saying in big black bold letters not to disconnect them
I bet it doesn't want you to mod your bike either.



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Reach under the bike and pull the tubes from the fairing. They are probably being held in place by a small metal Ring of sometype. Just remove them from the ring and it will free up enough slack so you can raise your tank without disconnecting them...or you could just disconnect them. As long as the bikes not running that **** doesn't matter anyway.
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true true.. might be some plastic clip or something so the hose's don't fly around, try to look for that. undo that and free up some room.shouldn't really have to undo fuel lines for filter replacement. but to each is own, some models could be different. If all else fails have a tech change it.
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If all else fails have a tech change it.
If you have a tech change your filter I will fly out to where you live and pee on your bike.
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I didn't have to disconnect ****.

I just removed the seat...removed the two bolts and it just swings up...put the pole under it and walla....just like the hood on a car....undo bolts pull out old filter place new filter bolt back down....remove pole....lower tank...replace bolts....replace seats....5 min...tops....

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if the fuel lines are too short, you can replace them with longer ones. goto your local autoshop for fuel lines. make it long enough so you can move the tank to the seat. take note on how it's routed so it doesn't get pinched.

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I didn't have to disconnect ****.

I just removed the seat...removed the two bolts and it just swings up...put the pole under it and walla....just like the hood on a car....undo bolts pull out old filter place new filter bolt back down....remove pole....lower tank...replace bolts....replace seats....5 min...tops....
thats how its saying it should be, but that not the case.

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thats how its saying it should be, but that not the case.
post up a pic...and lets see if we can see what the dealie O' is....

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just them and patch it with duct tape when you're done.




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If you have a tech change your filter I will fly out to where you live and pee on your bike.
I like your style.



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