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Old 03-03-2009, 05:43 PM   #10021
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If you need a welder that is what I do for a living. I work in a job shop here in Colorado and would be able to do them for free. BTW I love to weld light gage alum. I don't think we would ever hear back from the mother ship anyhow.
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Old 03-03-2009, 05:51 PM   #10022
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Never heard back from them with over sixty owners names for the fork issue... The airbox however, I could draw it up and then get it modeled with some of my contacts so that a shipyard could cut them for us. I bet, it wouldn't cost much more than the aluminum to have the parts cut. A fair amount of welding though... What are your thoughts with a door of somesort so that we can maintain the filter. You know Geek will be doing it every fifty miles of so if it works well....
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Old 03-03-2009, 06:01 PM   #10023
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This airbox is not the greatest design I've ever seen (Husaberg gets my vote), but I'm not sure there is anything a little PM can't overcome. I was not previously aware of the spinning nuts cause I haven't experienced it yet, but the clamps seem like an easy fix. The problem of the low venting seems largely overcome by the height of the intake boot. You'd have to be in pretty deep to pull in water. The biggest complaint I have is getting it back on after you've taken it off. Remove it from the boot and you'll be cursing the designer. It's a PITA putting back on, but other than that Ive got no other complaints at the moment. I'd certainly never sell the bike over it.
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Old 03-03-2009, 06:07 PM   #10024
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Never heard back from them with over sixty owners names for the fork issue... The airbox however, I could draw it up and then get it modeled with some of my contacts so that a shipyard could cut them for us. I bet, it wouldn't cost much more than the aluminum to have the parts cut. A fair amount of welding though... What are your thoughts with a door of somesort so that we can maintain the filter. You know Geek will be doing it every fifty miles of so if it works well....
The time frame in which we submitted our complaint may not have been the best time to judge corporate response. They were in transition and I think many were more worried about their jobs than our missing adjusters. I think Ed generally wanted to get the issue addressed, but we got lost in the turmoil. I'm trying to be positve about it, but maybe it would be worth raising the issue. If nothing else it may spur a design change for future models.

In the meantime, if the new airbox you design is easier to get off/on I'd definitely go for one. I'm not sure there is room there to make that happen, but I'd be interested to see what you guys come up with.
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Old 03-03-2009, 06:18 PM   #10025
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Even though I haven't had any issues with my airbox - even with getting it on and off - I'd love to see how you guys can come up something better. This reminds me of an older guy I used to work with, he would always say "You can't polish a turd." I say you can! I've seen plenty of polished turds, especially around these forums....
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Old 03-03-2009, 06:27 PM   #10026
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Never heard back from them with over sixty owners names for the fork issue... The airbox however, I could draw it up and then get it modeled with some of my contacts so that a shipyard could cut them for us. I bet, it wouldn't cost much more than the aluminum to have the parts cut. A fair amount of welding though... What are your thoughts with a door of somesort so that we can maintain the filter. You know Geek will be doing it every fifty miles of so if it works well....

I know someone here did one out of alum but can't find a pic of it. I could use somthing like the stock airbox has to mount the cover but welded in from the backside of the airbox. Yes, it would be water/air tight. A cover could be made so we could just use what is on the stock cover to hold the filter in place. I was hurt at work yesterday so I will be off the bike for a couple of weeks. I have 6 stitches in the top of my head and bruised shoulder and ribs from when the part I was working on fell on me. I'm ok and back to work in the am with light duty. I will take a look and get back with what I find out.
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Old 03-03-2009, 06:33 PM   #10027
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I know someone here did one out of alum but can't find a pic of it. I could use somthing like the stock airbox has to mount the cover but welded in from the backside of the airbox. Yes, it would be water/air tight. A cover could be made so we could just use what is on the stock cover to hold the filter in place. I was hurt at work yesterday so I will be off the bike for a couple of weeks. I have 6 stitches in the top of my head and bruised shoulder and ribs from when the part I was working on fell on me. I'm ok and back to work in the am with light duty. I will take a look and get back with what I find out.
Damn, Pat! Glad to hear you're ok, man, and that it wasn't anymore serious. Injuries are no fun. Hope you heal fast.
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Old 03-03-2009, 06:51 PM   #10028
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Damn, Pat! Glad to hear you're ok, man, and that it wasn't anymore serious. Injuries are no fun. Hope you heal fast.
The ribs are going to slow me down the most. They got hurt on my right back side. It hurts to move right now.
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Old 03-03-2009, 06:53 PM   #10029
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I know someone here did one out of alum but can't find a pic of it. I could use somthing like the stock airbox has to mount the cover but welded in from the backside of the airbox. Yes, it would be water/air tight. A cover could be made so we could just use what is on the stock cover to hold the filter in place. I was hurt at work yesterday so I will be off the bike for a couple of weeks. I have 6 stitches in the top of my head and bruised shoulder and ribs from when the part I was working on fell on me. I'm ok and back to work in the am with light duty. I will take a look and get back with what I find out.

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Old 03-03-2009, 06:59 PM   #10030
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There they are.... thanks. I will have to send a PM and get more info.

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Old 03-03-2009, 07:15 PM   #10031
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This airbox is not the greatest design I've ever seen (Husaberg gets my vote), but I'm not sure there is anything a little PM can't overcome. I was not previously aware of the spinning nuts cause I haven't experienced it yet, but the clamps seem like an easy fix. The problem of the low venting seems largely overcome by the height of the intake boot. You'd have to be in pretty deep to pull in water. The biggest complaint I have is getting it back on after you've taken it off. Remove it from the boot and you'll be cursing the designer. It's a PITA putting back on, but other than that Ive got no other complaints at the moment. I'd certainly never sell the bike over it.
Not to beat a dead horse but I haven't had, and don't have any issues with the air box. Hasn't Husky had this same design for like,,,forever? I had a WR250 and 400, but for the life of me I can't remember the air box design. Isn't aging great?
What is a PITA are those fitings that hold the bolts at the back end of the side panels. I had one of those spin and they are impossible to hold. I did get it apart and hope epoxy will hold it now. If not, I'll have to come up with plan B.
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Old 03-03-2009, 07:34 PM   #10032
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Not to beat a dead horse but I haven't had, and don't have any issues with the air box. Hasn't Husky had this same design for like,,,forever? I had a WR250 and 400, but for the life of me I can't remember the air box design. Isn't aging great?
What is a PITA are those fitings that hold the bolts at the back end of the side panels. I had one of those spin and they are impossible to hold. I did get it apart and hope epoxy will hold it now. If not, I'll have to come up with plan B.
Rivnuts.... I had one spin on my brand new bike the day I brought it home. The dealer had no frigging idea what to do about it. I was able to spin the bolt out with an impact wrench after I tried everything else. Then I found a local guy with a rivnut installation tool and he was able to tighten it up. It's starting to loosen up again and this time I'll just have him put in a new one.
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Old 03-03-2009, 07:40 PM   #10033
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Steering head - need help on reassembly

I made the mistake of disassembling my steering head back in Nov in order to replace the lower triple clamp bearing. Should have taken pics or notes on what goes where, because now I can't recall where the 2 washers go (# 73 in diagram below)


I'm pretty sure there is one washer under the lower bearing, but where does the second one go? Above it, or on top of the upper triple clamp?

Hope someone here has been through this and can steer me straight.

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Old 03-03-2009, 07:48 PM   #10034
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Not to beat a dead horse but I haven't had, and don't have any issues with the air box.
Well my problem was trying to get the airbox back on the intake boot where they big hose clamp is. I gave up and finally just took the intake boot off and fixed it to the airbox, then put it all back on as a unit. Granted that was way easier, but it's still way more goofy than my orange bikes, or any other color I've owned for that matter.
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Old 03-03-2009, 07:52 PM   #10035
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If you need a welder that is what I do for a living. I work in a job shop here in Colorado and would be able to do them for free. BTW I love to weld light gage alum. I don't think we would ever hear back from the mother ship anyhow.

Put me down, I hate that stupid air box. Make a few bucks if you're gonna do it. Materials plus some hourly.
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