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I ordered a new bmc air filter but not sure how to get the tank off with out making a mess any tips?
 

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no worries, I think I could do it if I just had some pointers. But I can't find anything online about DIY air filter mod.
 

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jlarkins I'm going to lift the tank this weekend as well. See what can be done about the intake - some induction noise would be nice!
 

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Nice! Ordered my intake filter off eBay, it's shipping from oversea's what the hell! Won't get here for a week or 2. But I started checking out how to pull the tank and the front bolts are star pattern. Guess I gotta pick up star pattern bits. Hope it all fits the air box looks tiny.
 

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First step jl is to remove the black plastic cover, remove the sides first then push upwards, You'll need a T 30 torq bit for the front, release the rear screws,
Get someone to hold the tank for you while you release the connectors etc,
 

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Here's a repost of a general tip I read somewhere:

I have no clue, but read this about tanks and EFI in general:

"- Lift up the back of the tank and disconnect the electrical line to the fuel pump.
- Stick in the key and run through a start sequence.

You have now relieved the fuel pressure in the line and it will be much easier to remove. Much."

Again-- that's just something I read in a general discussion. I have very little experience with EFI bikes and hope to learn myself.

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I'm pretty sure you don't need to touch the fuel tank to change out the air filter. The factory service manual shows them just unscrewing screws from the front of the airbox and it comes apart in half like a car.

Steps:

1) Remove side fairings and disconnect voltage regulatlor
2) Loosen screws on the outside of the airbox cover
3) Remove the air filter
 

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I'm pretty sure you don't need to touch the fuel tank to change out the air filter. The factory service manual shows them just unscrewing screws from the front of the airbox and it comes apart in half like a car.

Steps:

1) Remove side fairings and disconnect voltage regulatlor
2) Loosen screws on the outside of the airbox cover
3) Remove the air filter
What he said :)
 

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Should be a small (maybe measurable) amount of both. On all my cars and bikes I have always seemed to benefit from a reusable high flow air filter and free flowing exhaust. Seems to improve milage as well...at least on cars.
 

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Plus you never have to buy another filter. Air box mods are beneficial if there's not enough air flow getting into the throttle body as far as I know. There's people on here way more qualified to comment on induction than me.
 

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I'm pretty sure you don't need to touch the fuel tank to change out the air filter. The factory service manual shows them just unscrewing screws from the front of the airbox and it comes apart in half like a car.

Steps:

1) Remove side fairings and disconnect voltage regulatlor
2) Loosen screws on the outside of the airbox cover
3) Remove the air filter
This is correct


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Should be a small (maybe measurable) amount of both. On all my cars and bikes I have always seemed to benefit from a reusable high flow air filter and free flowing exhaust. Seems to improve milage as well...at least on cars.
You won't see any benefit on this bike unless you add a freer flowing exhaust, then alter the fueling accordingly.

Result in this instance will be more power, across the entire power band.


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I'm pretty sure you don't need to touch the fuel tank to change out the air filter. The factory service manual shows them just unscrewing screws from the front of the airbox and it comes apart in half like a car.

Steps:

1) Remove side fairings and disconnect voltage regulatlor
2) Loosen screws on the outside of the airbox cover
3) Remove the air filter
I replaced my OEM paper filter the other day with a BMC high flow air filter and these instructions worked. Took 20 minutes.
 

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I was under the impression we had to remove the tank, those are good instructions, not that I'll be fitting a new air filter, I'll leave that to the service guys,
 

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Looking at the workshop manual it says nothing about needing to remove the side fairings so why have people done that when the workshop manual shows it can be done from above?
 

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Looking at the workshop manual it says nothing about needing to remove the side fairings so why have people done that when the workshop manual shows it can be done from above?
In practice, it is almost impossible to get to the 10 to 12 screws that hold the air box together without removing the side fairings. It's a very easy project though.
 
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