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    Junior Member azbusmo's Avatar
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    Can anyone tell me if access is possible to the interior of the airbox by taking off the face of box that is attached to screen? Had rodent nest material in box, washed out with water nozzel, but residue remains. I would like to get in there to clean thoroughly. Do I need to remove box from frame to do this?



    This is a 1987 TW.



    Thanks in advance.

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    Yes, removal of the plate that the metal screen is attached to will allow you free access to the interior of the airbox. You do not have to remove the entire airbox from the frame to remove this plate, but you will have to loosen it from the frame in order to get access to several of the screws that mount this plate. Not too difficult, just a bit of a hassle.



    Brian

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    Brian, Thanks for being quick with the response, direct to the point, clear and concise.



    Been dragging my feet getting this 10 year stored bike on the road. Weather beautiful and itchin to ride.



    Got it nicely detailed, seat recovered, replaced a few small parts. Need to get tank painted, clean fork oil and replace boots. Good to go.



    Paid 4 with maybe 2 more invested.



    john

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    You're welcome.



    Luckily, it was still pretty fresh in my mind. A couple of weeks ago, I had to dive into the airbox on an '87 that had sat for 6 or 7 years. The float valve in the carb must have leaked and allowed gas to flow into the airbox (and also the crankcase). The air filter had disintegrated and the metal screen just crumbled away. Fortunately, I have another '87 parts bike, so I just swapped parts from that to the good bike.



    Post some pictures when you get a chance. Is yours a red one or a blue one?



    Brian

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