Missing air duct 2008


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Missing air duct 2008

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So time to get a new air filter. Off comes the shelter, etc. What's missing? The RH air duct. Bike has 35,000 miles and I bought it at 28,000. No running problems, but anything bad going to happen if it's run without the intake duct? (Parts ordered, btw).
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Re: Missing air duct 2008

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When you say 'air duct' do you mean the air intake duct to the filter? If so, no, not a problem.
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Yes, the tube that leads to the front intake.
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Re: Missing air duct 2008

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5th gens that are missing one of both air-box air ducks sound throatier. Like when at 16yo and some would barrow their moms car, some would flip the air cleaner lid over for a louder effect.

If missing, be sure to order in a new mount screw for the air duct, and inspect the ECM stay that has the hole that the mount screw goes into. Sometimes the screw hole gets crack out.
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GoldwingrGreg, my shop reminded me to do just that and the parts came in yesterday. Thank you for your help.
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Parts installed. Yes the stay hole was cracked out.

Motor noise is a little quieter. Seems to run better (could be all in my mind but I'm happier). Done! ;)
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ron203 wrote: Sun Jan 03, 2021 12:47 pm Parts installed. Yes the stay hole was cracked out.

Motor noise is a little quieter. Seems to run better (could be all in my mind but I'm happier). Done! ;)
It's only a little quieter. The rest is in your mind. But some think they run better after they get a bath :)
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Interesting. On mine, it seems to be when there's a fresh oil change.
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ron203 wrote: Thu Jan 07, 2021 3:11 pm Interesting. On mine, it seems to be when there's a fresh oil change.
No...the Oil change is a thing :!: 8-)


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