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954 airbox and plug removal

I'm going to replace the plugs on my 954 by the removal of the airbox route for access.

Can anyone tell me once i have removed the filter (i have done the flapper mod) are the only things that are now holding it on, the screws that fit into the air intake stacks? Or are the other screws and clips that aren't obvious?

I know there is one breather tube on the front right that needs to be removed.

Any help appreciated.

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Re: 954 airbox and plug removal

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I'm going to replace the plugs on my 954 by the removal of the airbox route for access.

Can anyone tell me once i have removed the filter (i have done the flapper mod) are the only things that are now holding it on, the screws that fit into the air intake stacks? Or are the other screws and clips that aren't obvious?

I know there is one breather tube on the front right that needs to be removed.

Any help appreciated.

cheers
Simon
I changed the plugs on my 54 back in August and can't remember if there were anymore. I know there are screws holding down the intake stacks. I checked my Haynes manual but none of the pictures gives me a good view of the bottom of the resonator box. Remove those screws then see if you can pull it off.
That said, removing the bottom of the air box isn't your main concern. The plugs will be. Do you by chance have the spark plug tool that came with the bike? You're going to need it if you want minimal difficulty in replacing the plugs.
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I changed the plugs on my 54 back in August and can't remember if there were anymore. I know there are screws holding down the intake stacks. I checked my Haynes manual but none of the pictures gives me a good view of the bottom of the resonator box. Remove those screws then see if you can pull it off.
That said, removing the bottom of the air box isn't your main concern. The plugs will be. Do you by chance have the spark plug tool that came with the bike? You're going to need it if you want minimal difficulty in replacing the plugs.
Thanks for the reply. Yes i do have the original toolkit

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Re: 954 airbox and plug removal

There are 2 paired velocity stacks in the box and 3x screws holding them down iirc 2 rear side and one front side. The one in the middle is a pig to get to lol. Theres a sensor on the right hand side needs unscrewing too I think. Good luck
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Re: 954 airbox and plug removal

Make sure you label the sensors, as it's possible to mix them up which would cause the bike to run like crap, if at all.

If the bike isn't braking properly, you don't start by rebuilding the engine.
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There are 2 paired velocity stacks in the box and 3x screws holding them down iirc 2 rear side and one front side. The one in the middle is a pig to get to lol. Theres a sensor on the right hand side needs unscrewing too I think. Good luck
Stanley, I don't remember having to unscrew any sensor when I changed my plugs, but that may not mean that r15 won't have to.

r15, have you ever changed plugs in a DOHC engine? (i.e. to where you cannot directly start the threading by hand)?
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Stanley, I don't remember having to unscrew any sensor when I changed my plugs, but that may not mean that r15 won't have to.

r15, have you ever changed plugs in a DOHC engine? (i.e. to where you cannot directly start the threading by hand)?
yep, My VFR800 and my old 900RRW

The sensors are the MAP and IAT sensors - grey connector top and blue connector bottom. I have written it here so now i can check later:-)

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yep, My VFR800 and my old 900RRW

The sensors are the MAP and IAT sensors - grey connector top and blue connector bottom. I have written it here so now i can check later:-)

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Ok cool. I was going to give you some advice on how to ensure you don't accidentally get them started cross-threaded (or rather correctly threaded), but sounds like you got that covered!
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Ok cool. I was going to give you some advice on how to ensure you don't accidentally get them started cross-threaded (or rather correctly threaded), but sounds like you got that covered!
All advice welcome please, might be better than my current method!

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All advice welcome please, might be better than my current method!

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Well the way I did it is that I used the spark plug tool that came with the bike, as it has a rubber piece in there that holds the plug. Then I lower it until it stops. Once I'm sure that the plug is centered over the hole, I will slightly press down, as if I were about to thread it, then slowly turn the plug as if I were loosening it until I feel that 'click'. That tells me that the ends of both the plug threads and the hole threads are lined up, then gently turn it to tighten it. I've found out that method minimizes the chances of the plugs cross-threading.

I hate having to thread a bolt or nut w/o being able to use my actual hands and fingers.
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I hate having to thread a bolt or nut w/o being able to use my actual hands and fingers.
Yeah me too!

Thanks for the going backwards tip

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