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Old 06-17-2015, 03:48 AM   #1
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1970 R75/5 right side air box removal?

Hey All,
I've been working on my 1971 R75/5 and last night I was trying to remove the right side air box. There is a nut in the lower left corner that is a real pita to get to with a standard open end wrench. Does anyone have a better process? Would a small box end wrench work better than an open end? Any help is greatly appreciated.

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Old 06-17-2015, 04:04 AM   #2
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Yah fun ain't it? slide the air box rearward as you loosen the nut to gain as much access as you can. German engineering........gah.
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Old 06-17-2015, 05:54 AM   #3
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There's a box-end wrench in the stock tool kit, one end is 10mm the other is a 12mm. If that nut is the stock item, it will require that same stock wrench to undo it. I have gotten that nut off before with a modified box-end wrench as well as a very heavily modified open-end wrench. I keep two of the stock tool kit box-end wrenches in my tool box for just THIS purpose.
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Old 06-17-2015, 05:58 AM   #4
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There's a box-end wrench in the stock tool kit, one end is 10mm the other is a 12mm. If that nut is the stock item, it will require that same stock wrench to undo it. I have gotten that nut off before with a modified box-end wrench as well as a very heavily modified open-end wrench. I keep two of the stock tool kit box-end wrenches in my tool box for just THIS purpose.
+1. Only thing I found to work. Geesh, life should be easier!
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Old 06-17-2015, 12:15 PM   #5
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Thanks guys. To bad the tool kit didn't accompany the bike. I did think about creating a type of modified box end wrench specifically for this.
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