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post #11 of 79 (permalink) Old Jul 10th, 2012, 10:57 am
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Nice Post, like you I plan on doing this job myself. Thank you for sharing your knowledge
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post #12 of 79 (permalink) Old Jul 10th, 2012, 1:57 pm
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Airbox removal?

Very nice, and a lotta work which I (like others) have decided not to do.

I started the teardown, but got stymied when I couldn't remove the airbox. This was not really discussed in your slides...how did you remove the airbox???

My airbox simply did not wanna budge. And I didn't want to get too "aggressive"...

So was there a trick to it? Thanks. Again, nice work.

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Great job. Makes me think of 15K service as of something I will definitely do myself. Looks like fun

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Thanks for the positive feedback, glad people appreciate it..
I'll answer the question some of you had now...

What belt tension setting method did you use?

I used the harmonic method using a guitar tuner on a laptop, I used Musical Tuner 1.2, I also verified it with a free App on my cell phone called gStrings, they both read the same frequency, I was surprised how easy it was to adjust the tension, I figured it was going to be difficult.

At a guess I'd say about 6 to 10 hours depending on skill.

I think next time I could do it in 10-12 hrs now that I've done it

One question: your adjustment was only a couple of thou, did you notice a difference as a result??

The bike ran fine before and runs no different after, I'm sure I could of got away not adjusting anything and everything would of been just fine, but that's one of the beauties of doing it yourself, you know it's done right.

How many extra parts did you end up with???

None, once I take anything off I always place the bolt/washer back in the hole so there are no mistakes

What level of skill do you think is minimum to have?

That's hard to say, I think if someone is mechanically inclined and has the patience, desire and shop manuals it can be done. IMO it was more time consuming than hard.

What I'm getting at is do you feel confident with the instructions given that all is Perfect?

Yes

how did you remove the airbox???

The airbox doesn't need to be removed, if you notice in the pics it's still installed.
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Thanks for sharing!!

I like to do my own maintenance but valve checks are the one thing I have avoided, until now. I'm going to make myself learn on a Husky thumper I recently acquired and after seeing your pics (awesome btw!!) I am looking forward to it on my Husky and my Duc.

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BRAVO!
I've got about a thousand miles to go before mine. Was I'm on the fence about DIY or dealer. You've given me the confidence to DIY - thanks.
What kind of coolant? Regular automotive? Cut 50/50?
I don't remember off the top of my head, but is it also due for clutch, brake, fork oil change at 15k?
I'm thinking it would be worthwhile to get a bike lift to help with this job.
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I've got about a thousand miles to go before mine. Was I'm on the fence about DIY or dealer. You've given me the confidence to DIY - thanks.
What kind of coolant? Regular automotive? Cut 50/50?
I don't remember off the top of my head, but is it also due for clutch, brake, fork oil change at 15k?
I'm thinking it would be worthwhile to get a bike lift to help with this job.

I was on the fence also and was hoping someone else would post a howto before I hit 15k
but decided to just jump in and do it.
I think it's great my write up is encouraging a lot of you guys to tackle the job, but keep in mind if not done right you can F-up your motor.

I just used prestone coolant and mixed it 50/50
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wow! fair play to you for tackling that!
i like doing routine stuff like oil changes etc but not sure id have the nerve for this, especially on a relatively new bike!
youve inspired me though! great writeup, thanks !
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Kudos.

I want to do this myself as well for a winter project. How would one log it in the service record though?

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Great post for sure. I sold my multi 2010 standard when I decided the trips to the dealer were going to hurt my budget. I do miss the bike tho, maybe someday we will get another.

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