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Online Matt_Harrington

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Airbox removal!
« on: June 15, 2022, 05:58:07 PM »
I'm sure there is a technique to remove this over complicated contraption from the frame but for the life of me I can't see how.
I have it loose and both the air filter intake and the carb oval tube are removed as are all (?) bolts.

Anyone got any tips?

(BTW, I wanted to remove it as it is the only rusty part on the bike and I need to get some other bits powder coated. What seemed like a good idea at the time, has now escalated!!

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Re: Airbox removal!
« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2022, 07:53:24 PM »
Its almost impossible due to the fixed stud on the airbox near the bottom - but its real easy if you take out the rear wheel & the plastic half of the mudguard, likewise fitting the plastic air intake box from that end is nice and easy too. All depends how far you are stripping down.
« Last Edit: June 15, 2022, 08:39:45 PM by McCabe-Thiele (Ted) »
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Re: Airbox removal!
« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2022, 07:19:14 AM »
Thanks Ted. I was hoping not to keep dismantling the bike but removing those 2 items to make the job easy is worth it.
Hopefully it won't have to come out again!!
Matt
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Triumph 3T - 1947 (somewhat dismantled!)

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Re: Airbox removal!
« Reply #3 on: June 16, 2022, 03:43:30 PM »
Ted, Thank you.  It was easier than I thought it would be and with the wheel removed and plastic mudguard out of the way, it was a fairly simple task to remove the box. Fortuitous really as there were a couple of things the PO has done that were a bit 'Heath Robinson'.  :o
It's in fair nick but required a bit of gentle persuasion here and there to get it all neat and ready for coating.

Matt
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CB400F 1976 - New project
Moto Guzzi T4 - 1981
Triumph 3T - 1946 - Now finished(ish)
Triumph 3T - 1947 (somewhat dismantled!)

 

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