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Anyone had occasion to remove, replace or even just tighten up the air cleaner stay at the (front) bottom of the rear cylinder? Somehow managed to twist the bolt in half that holds the bottom of the stock air cleaner or the bracket for aftermarkets in place, with the front end of the bolt remaining in the stay.

guess that'll teach me not to use 1/2 inch drive w/10 inch extension in the future; no feel for whether the damn bolt was turning (I thought) or twisting (as it turned out) ...

Anyway, I'm sure the dealer could back or drill it out and retap if need be, but that'd mean a 20 mile trip to the dealer with the (relatively) heavy S&S super secured only with the throttle body clamp, which I'm loathe to do. Seems like it'd be easier to just replace the stay, but if I've learned anything about the fury she's a trickster; with no end of 'easy' fixes that turn out to be anything but lol.

The stay itself is only a $6 bracket, secured towards the bottom of the rear cylinder with two bolts, but I'm not sure I can access the bottom bolt without removing the throttle body for access which I'm not gonna do. waiting on the new stay now which I ordered online, so can't do anything atm, so before I start taking things apart thought I'd ask if anyone's had any experience with this part they can pass along? Thx in advance ...
 

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Anyone had occasion to remove, replace or even just tighten up the air cleaner stay at the (front) bottom of the rear cylinder? Somehow managed to twist the bolt in half that holds the bottom of the stock air cleaner or the bracket for aftermarkets in place, with the front end of the bolt remaining in the stay.

guess that'll teach me not to use 1/2 inch drive w/10 inch extension in the future; no feel for whether the damn bolt was turning (I thought) or twisting (as it turned out) ...

Anyway, I'm sure the dealer could back or drill it out and retap if need be, but that'd mean a 20 mile trip to the dealer with the (relatively) heavy S&S super secured only with the throttle body clamp, which I'm loathe to do. Seems like it'd be easier to just replace the stay, but if I've learned anything about the fury she's a trickster; with no end of 'easy' fixes that turn out to be anything but lol.

The stay itself is only a $6 bracket, secured towards the bottom of the rear cylinder with two bolts, but I'm not sure I can access the bottom bolt without removing the throttle body for access which I'm not gonna do. waiting on the new stay now which I ordered online, so can't do anything atm, so before I start taking things apart thought I'd ask if anyone's had any experience with this part they can pass along? Thx in advance ...
Hey, mine sheared also, small drill bits patients and an easy out set. depending on where the bolt broke, there is a shoulder and will probly need
backed out
 

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Hey, mine sheared also, small drill bits patients and an easy out set. depending on where the bolt broke, there is a shoulder and will probly need
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Thx MFR, appreciate the info. But frankly, small drill bits, patience, and backing out are not amongst my strong suits lol - since you've had it apart can you tell me, if you recall, could you access the two AC stay bolts to remove with only removing the air cleaner and not the throttle body itself? thx ...
 

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Thx MFR, appreciate the info. But frankly, small drill bits, patience, and backing out are not amongst my strong suits lol - since you've had it apart can you tell me, if you recall, could you access the two AC stay bolts to remove with only removing the air cleaner and not the throttle body itself? thx ...
I started to remove it but the bottom was a bitch. so I ended up easy-out.

I was going to head that way today on the bike, but weather don't look promising. Need me to drive over and help??
 

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I started to remove it but the bottom was a bitch. so I ended up easy-out.

I was going to head that way today on the bike, but weather don't look promising. Need me to drive over and help??
No, but thx much for the offer; Dad's in the hospital today so won't be around at all - but if I don't get it resolved soon one way or another I might give ya call at home and see if yer free sometime. Also be talking to you soon about those forward control plates; had zero free time lately.

Ride safe ...
 

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for you first timers: i had the same problem. that bolt requires a good minute or two of removal. It's long and has some serious loctite on it.
my Cobra PowerFlo install bracket will never come out now that i've stripped out the allen inset.
I've got a bunch of bolt removing sets--none worked--don't care anymore. my stupidity created the problem in the first place. it's installed forever.
 

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for you first timers: i had the same problem. that bolt requires a good minute or two of removal. It's long and has some serious loctite on it.
my Cobra PowerFlo install bracket will never come out now that i've stripped out the allen inset.
I've got a bunch of bolt removing sets--none worked--don't care anymore. my stupidity created the problem in the first place. it's installed forever.
About two feet to long IMO
 

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ya, that m/f!!!
 

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lil bastard huh??
 

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Lets all get together and go rough up a honda rep over this bolt!! :mad:
 

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Lets all get together and go rough up a honda rep over this bolt!! :mad:
No kidding... stripped out that mofo as soon as I looked at it, then making sure I got it on there correctly, ended up cracking my L&M air adapter on the bottom... grrrr, if I ever find the monkey that decided on the quality grade of that bolt, his banana is going up where the sun doesn't shine on him... :mad:
 

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grrrr, if I ever find the monkey that decided on the quality grade of that bolt, his banana is going up where the sun doesn't shine on him... :mad:
No one touches the Monkey...no one.
At least not until after I take that bolt and ...
<whoa, that was close...>
 

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so what your saying is that I'm going to have fun with this bolt when I switch the stocker out to the L&M adapter and spike huh, dammit, any words of advice that might help, and besides the answer of patients, beer and something/someone to punch in the jimmy? when reinstalling can you not put another bolt in there that's not two feet long?
 
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