Flap in airbox goes where?



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  • Sanch

Posted November 06, 2001 - 03:09 PM

#1

I was changing the airfilter on my '99 400F for the first time, when I found this "flap" laying in the bottom of the airbox. It's a plastic/vinyl flap that's not a rectangle, but is about 6" long and 4" wide. It also has two slotted holes like it should wrap around something. I cleaned everything and I can't see where it's supposed to live. It also looks like there is supposed to be a top as there are two screw holes and on the other end of the opening there are some holes where it looks like some tabs would grab onto. I thought this was a pretty straight forward thing, but now I'm kinda nervous about starting it...

  • bobwaye

Posted November 06, 2001 - 03:16 PM

#2

I got the same thing in a plastic bag attached to my owners manual, and I was wondering the same thing. Let me know if your bike blows up!

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  • SMP

Posted November 06, 2001 - 03:42 PM

#3

The flap goes infront of the airbox, just behind the tank, the tabs go around the subframe rails. It is used as a to deflect debris away from the airbox opening (sand/mud).

  • Sanch

Posted November 06, 2001 - 04:57 PM

#4

Excellent! Fits like a champ, now that I know where it's supposed to go...many thanks!

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  • Sanch

Posted November 06, 2001 - 04:58 PM

#5

Excellent! Fits like a champ, now that I know where it's supposed to go...many thanks!

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