Air Box Problem


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Poohman
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Air Box Problem

Postby Poohman » Fri May 04, 2012 12:03 pm



I could not get 2 of the 4 screws that hold the air box down out. So I tried grinding the heads of the screws of but then it melted the plastic and the inserts that hold it down also came out. How can I fix this problem or do I have to buy the plastic base and air box? I did not know if i could use a couple of screws that would face up and then put a nut on them to hold it down so it is sealed.

Thanks for the help.



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Re: Air Box Problem

Postby WingAdmin » Fri May 04, 2012 2:16 pm

The main thing is that it's sealed, and doesn't let unfiltered air past to the carbs. If you can get it to do that, you're set.

Perhaps drill through the base where the screws go, and epoxy some nuts on the bottom. Then you could screw down through the top, into the bottom, and from there into the nuts.

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Re: Air Box Problem

Postby SilverDave » Fri May 04, 2012 10:59 pm

I have done both :
Epoxy a bolt into a plastic part ( on a SilverWing ) and add a nut and washer, when the epoxy hardened ...
or...
Epoxy nuts in the base part, and add some nice bolts with wide washers underneath.. ( on a older honda 350)

The important points are that

a) it be fastened snugly, so no dirt / air can leak underneath...
and
b) cannot work loose with vibration as you putter down the road ...

Some epoxy's are designed to work well with the black plastic that the air box is made from .....


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Re: Air Box Problem

Postby WingAdmin » Mon May 07, 2012 9:22 am

SilverDave wrote:Some epoxy's are designed to work well with the black plastic that the air box is made from .....


It's ABS plastic, if that helps.

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Re: Air Box Problem

Postby Poohman » Mon May 07, 2012 11:06 am

Thanks yes the name of the Plastic does help with what type of epoxy i want to use.




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