I sheared off a bolt in the airbox with a 3 inch allen key... that's pretty ridiculous, if you ask me. I was taking the airbox off to put on the Beast kit, so I haven't tried to cover it under warranty.
They installed them with an f*%king impact gun...it if really frustrating when a tiny brass fastener that is anchored in plastic takes that much effort to break loose. I was in disbelief when I took mine off... had two of the six strip and used a screwdriver to pry open the lid after that, then pressed the studs back in and installed with correct torque, no issues.
Very Frustrating....Just a thought here ...I haven't had any issues with them yet...Would it help if you iced the area around the inserts to stiffen up the plastic a bit before removal? If you guys are working at 80 90 100 degrees ambiant temp in your garage would that be a factor?? Even if it saved just one or two of them..Yea over tight is over tight ...What brand name and type of epoxy would yous reccommend ? so I can have some on hand???
Mine weren't stripped, but they were gorilla tight and spun the captured nut when I went to remove the airbox lid. This directly led to me breaking out the Dremel and surgically removing the lid. A complete waste of an airbox because some jackass overtightened the bolts.
Damn it! I went to try to do the airbox mod and this is my problem now!!! I read that someone had to pry the lid off with a screwdriver. I would try this but it is the two bolts at the rear of the airbox closest to the tail section. I can't really get to them without removing the tank completely. Any suggestions?!?!? Please help, if you can.
Thanks for the reply, Dave. But I'm already on the preorder list and I would like a solution that I can do immediately and inexpensively until I get the tank and stacks later on. I do want to ride my bike before then.
Got it! Screwdriver trick didn't work. Thanks anyways though. I had to cut the edge of the plastic on the lid from the bolts to the edge with a sheetrock knife. It worked and the bolts are still in the airbox. I just have to wedge the lid under them first then install the other bolts after. Luckily they were on the same side.