Air Cleaner


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Air Cleaner

Postby qigongdoc » Fri Jul 01, 2011 8:13 pm



Is there a DIY on R&R of air cleaner on the site?



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Re: Air Cleaner

Postby FlyBoy2121 » Fri Jul 01, 2011 8:22 pm

Iqigongdoc

I do not understand your question about the air filter, you want to ask your question in a more compréensive


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Re: Air Cleaner

Postby Red Ron » Sun Jul 03, 2011 8:48 am

If you search on utube you can find one; or maybe just google.

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Re: Air Cleaner

Postby qigongdoc » Sun Jul 03, 2011 9:23 pm

I just got a new goldwing and I'm trying to "get to know it". It did not come with an owner's manual and it is on order at this time. I tried this site to get a shop manual but they are not available at this time. I had read somewhere that it was quite a chore to change it out and I just wondered if there was a do it yourself section on how to remove and replace the air filter

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Re: Air Cleaner

Postby FlyBoy2121 » Mon Jul 04, 2011 7:10 am

I qigongdoc

Its a big job to change the air filter, if you have no experience in mechanics.

Check this vidéo






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Re: Air Cleaner

Postby qigongdoc » Mon Jul 04, 2011 4:25 pm

Thank you so much Flyboy. That's perfect!

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Re: Air Cleaner

Postby FlyBoy2121 » Mon Jul 04, 2011 9:35 pm

I qigongdoc

I have this slide too, but its for 2006, but it littel helped to.


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Re: Air Cleaner

Postby Red Ron » Tue Jul 05, 2011 9:35 am

I guess that ole' Red Green addage applies to me ("If women don't find me handsome at least they find me handy"). But seriously if you can watch the videos a couple of times it's not all that bad. It is just a lot of small tasks rolled into one. Take the seat off first then the dash. It pops out of its gromets by raising up the plastic down by the ignition. Be careful not to pull it the rest of the way off until you unhook the plugs. Sometimes the dash can be tricky as there are 3 plugs...one for each tweeter and one large one down by the ignition. This large connector is a lot easier if you slide it off the metal post it rests on to give yourself more slack. The 2 tweeters disconnect by squeezing them in the right spot to release. When you remove the top shelter you have to remove the strips that go down the sides that cover the bolts first. If you just squeeze them to one side they will pop out where they are attached. When you take the top shelter bolts out be sure you remember where each bolt went. They are all different lengths. What I did was take a piece of cardboard and poke them through creating a diagram of the exact position they are in the bike. The manuel says to take some connections loose that I didn't. I just sort of pulled them out of the way. For example the big square one (the ECM i think) just slides off the metal post it rests on and can then be folded out of the way. When you get down to the actual air box and start loosening the screws in the lid don't expect them to come all the way out. Thank goodness when they are totally loose they still won't come all the way out of the lid. This prevents you from loosing them. Just lift the lid with screws out.

You also will remove the air intakes before you get to the air box. What I (and a lot of others) do before putting the air intake tubes back in was to "mice proof" them. Take the wire screens (there will be 2 of them layered together), from the bottom of the old filter and stretch them over the far end (where the air comes in) of the tubes. Use zip ties over the end to hold them in place. You might have to put 2 or more zip ties together if you have short ones.

Another thing I did was to adjust the lag in the Cruise Control. I had about a four second delay before engaging. The harness is up by and on the right side of the ignition. I loosened up the set nut on the barell nut and let it out about 4 turns and my crusie only has about 0.5 sec. delay now.




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