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Removing Air Filter

Posted: Sun Apr 28, 2013 4:15 pm
by Dakotaman
How does one remove the air filter without remvong the tank? I can't yet figure out how to remove the top cover because it is a tight fit!! Is there a trick to it??? You shouldn't have to remove the tank just for the air filter.

Re: Removing Air Filter

Posted: Sun Apr 28, 2013 4:39 pm
by Wilcoy02
I am assuming you have a gl1100 as you did not indicate which bike you are referring to.

If it is a gl1100 open the gas door, remove the tool tray, take the wing nut off and lift the air cover off. There should be your air filter. Just lift the top off or if it is stuck pry it off as there is nothing else holding it there.



fyi:
Now to remove the false tank cover--remove the seat, take off the two screws there at the back of the tank which the seat was hiding. Now with an extension 10 mm socket go through the lower faring and locate one screw on each side remove. Now the false tank will lift off.By the way I have been riding without putting the two screws in the front for over 20 years. So on mine the false tank is held by the 2 screws under the seat.

Re: Removing Air Filter

Posted: Sun Apr 28, 2013 4:59 pm
by Dakotaman
Yes, it is an 1100, sorry for not mentioning that. You say just to lift the cover off, but I've tried and it is a tight fit, and don't want to crack or break it. The top cover is off, but is hard to get out from the false tank.

Re: Removing Air Filter

Posted: Sun Apr 28, 2013 5:11 pm
by Wilcoy02
The wing nut is the only thing that holds the cover in place. Yes it is a tight fit. and yes it is easier with the seat and tank removed. But it can be done through the gas door.

Re: Removing Air Filter

Posted: Sun Apr 28, 2013 5:21 pm
by Dakotaman
Thanks for answering. I will keep trying through the door for now. There has to be a way.

Re: Removing Air Filter

Posted: Sun Apr 28, 2013 5:38 pm
by Fulcrum
Take a few minutes and remove the tank. If you want to do something, do it right. Plus you will have the experience of having done it once.

Re: Removing Air Filter

Posted: Sun Apr 28, 2013 5:54 pm
by Dakotaman
I finally figured how to get it out. Checked the filter, and it's clean as a whistle! Thanks again for the help!! I still can't believe how clean and new looking my Fuse box is in there. That's a plus. This is a Standard wing, with no extra lighting, other than the factory items.