'76 Wing Airbox Removal


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'76 Wing Airbox Removal

Postby landisr » Thu Apr 07, 2011 3:13 pm



Well, Clymer got me again. I was trying to remove the airbox, but wasn't having any luck, so referred to Mr C who instructed me to 1) remove the two long bolts, 2) unhook the breather tube and 3) lift the airbox out. To reinstall, reverse this procedure. Right. No amount of wiggling or wrangling worked for me. Am I really that incompetent? Are there any tricks that anybody can share, because no doubt at some time in the future I'll probably need to get that out.

TIA. Ron in MI


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Re: '76 Wing Airbox Removal

Postby WingAdmin » Thu Apr 07, 2011 3:44 pm

The Honda manual says basically the same thing:

Air Cleaner Case Removal

Open the service compartment and remove the tool tray and the air cleaner cover. Remove the air filter element. Detach the crankcase breather hose. Remove the bolts holding the air cleaner case to the air chamber.

I know that when I first pulled mine out of my 1100, the seal/gasket holding it to the top of the carbs was fairly solid, and it took a bit of force to wiggle it free.

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Re: '76 Wing Airbox Removal

Postby landisr » Thu Apr 07, 2011 3:58 pm

That's what I did. The airbox was loose, but it wouldn't come up and out between the frame. ?
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Re: '76 Wing Airbox Removal

Postby dingdong » Fri Apr 08, 2011 8:12 am

I know you probably have done this but be sure to remove the tank side cover retainer knobs. Remove the rubber gasket from the top of the box. Move the box back as far as possible and shift the rear up and out. It has to be in almost a 45 degree position to come out. And you have to hold your mouth just right. :D
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Re: '76 Wing Airbox Removal

Postby landisr » Sat Apr 09, 2011 1:56 pm

Next time I have a go at it, I'll pucker up real good. :D Thanks again. Ron
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Re: '76 Wing Airbox Removal

Postby Fred Camper » Mon May 02, 2011 8:57 pm

The knobs for the side covers must come off. Once other consideration. I shortened by air cleaner snorkel about 2 inches to make room for Dyna Ignition Coils. Now the Air Cleaner housing comes out much easier.




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