So I'm a proud owner of the new 16, reading up on all these "uncorking" mods that sound great. But here is my question; anyone know if the 16 has the same "tea-kettle" to remove in the air-box just as the pre-2016 models have? I couldn't find a write up on this, opened the cover to my air-box and I see some lower screws that don't appear to be accessible without removing a lot of stuff, like the gas tank, for example, (don't want to get into that if I can avoid it). Any advice on this?
air-box mods on the 2016 WR450F
Posted March 17, 2016 - 10:53 AM
Take off the seat, turn the tank sideways and remove the air box screws to remove the tea kettle.
Posted March 17, 2016 - 10:37 PM
Posted March 18, 2016 - 01:17 PM
BE CAREFUL twisting the tank to the side. I broke the lead off the sending unit. Now I have to drain the tank, pull the sending unit and solder the lead back. Major PITA. Would have been easier to unhook the tank completely the first time.
Or I could have been more careful...
Posted March 18, 2016 - 05:23 PM
Posted March 20, 2016 - 03:57 PM
I just lifted the front of the gas tank up and propped it up with a piece of wood making sure the wires and fuel lines stayed intact. I then had lots of room to pull the screen and tea kettle...
I was able to pull the tea kettle off without even drilling out the plastic rivets. Easy peasy.
Edited by willy_fitz, March 20, 2016 - 03:58 PM.
Posted March 20, 2016 - 05:47 PM