I am not a mechanic or a representative of any motorcycle or tool manufacturer or anything else official. This page is only my notes on doing this procedure myself. Although I believe what I have documented here is correct, I make no promises and you do this at your own risk.
The air filter housing must be removed (need not be opened) to access the carburetors, spark plugs, and valve cover for maintenance. To clean the air filter, you only need to take the top off the housing; you don’t need to remove the entire unit.
- Rear stand (recommended)
- Phillips screwdrivers
- Hex wrenches
- Metric sockets, including a long extension shaft.
Difficulties & Warnings
Some difficulties could be:
- Dropping a bolt or a socket inside the air filter when removing two deeply-buried mounting bolts. Retrieve with a magnet, or by opening the air filter.
First you must remove the gas tank. Then:
With the tank removed, you are looking at the airbox.