XR650L Air box install/removal help

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by jrsride2002, Jul 28, 2012.

  1. jrsride2002

    jrsride2002 Adventurer

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    OK, so my air box is currently out, and I cannot for the life of me, get it back into the frame. Any ideas or experience? I just wasted about and hour and a half and just can wrap my head around it. Out the throttle side? Out the back?

    Thanks
    ~Junior
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  2. mcma111

    mcma111 Long timer

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    I can't remember if the air box goes in from the left of the rear but I do know it's almost impossible unless the shock has been removed.
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  3. RoadHawg14

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    It's a pain but you can put it back in from the Left side, Without removing the Shock. I've done this before its not easy but doable.
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  4. jrsride2002

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    Thank you gents!!! But wait.... You both are saying the left side, do you mean the clutch lever side?! I really dont want to remove the monoshock but it I must, i must... I just cant fathom how to squeeze it around but will give it a shot tonight or tomorrow.

    Thanks again gents!! Keep you post on the done procedure, :freaky
    ~Junior
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  5. RoadHawg14

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    Left side would be the clutch side as your sitting on the bke
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  6. jrsride2002

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    OK, sweet!! Got it in the frame now, thanks again guys for your help!! :freaky

    Took a little working, but folded the intake boot inward and decided to also unbolt the upper mono shock bolt to have a little more maneuverability. Dont think I needed to but im sure it helps a little.:D

    Again, thanks dudes!!!
    ~Junior
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  7. RoadHawg14

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    Glad to hear you got it in there!
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  8. Kyron

    Kyron Oncler Inds

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    what a PIA !!!!!!!!!!!
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  9. Tosh Togo

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    Perhaps, but it only needs to be done once, and the powerband will be better all the time. :1drink


    Out of curiosity, what led to the airbox's removal?.
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  10. AZ TOM

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    Oh no you can't say Mono Shock on a Honda you will be sued:eek1
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