Air Box Lid?

8 replies to this topic
  • Will450

Posted March 13, 2003 - 08:26 AM


Maybe I'm missing something but there was no lid on my new wr450. I got the snorkel out but see no lid. Is there supposed to be one?

  • HighPlainsWR

Posted March 14, 2003 - 05:06 AM


Hey Will. I'm tackling the air box on the WR450 today as well. I have not done this since the battery carrier seems integrated with the snorkel. Is there cutting involved ? Hope so. I get to use my new Dremel I got fo Christmas. What modifications did you do to ensure that the battery does not "flop around" when you remove the integrated snorkel ?

  • msgbean

Posted March 14, 2003 - 05:40 AM


There is a lid but unfortunatly it holds the battery. The snorkle can be removed without cutting. However if you want the bike to breath properly it will need to be modified.

  • Will450

Posted March 14, 2003 - 06:14 AM


The battery has it's own seperate compartment. I just pried the snorkel out with a small flat screwdiver.
Is this not sufficient air w/o cutting the box further?
I still don't know what is being referred to as the "Lid"
The seat bottom appears to be the only "Lid" on my machine.

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  • adamwagar

Posted March 14, 2003 - 08:39 AM


To see a modified airbox go to There's some other good info there too. :)

  • foursmoke

Posted March 14, 2003 - 04:31 PM


I just pried the snorkel out with a small flat screwdiver.

Just 1 question Will450.Did you pry up the sides,front,back,or front and back together.That wasn't 4 questions just 1 long one :).

  • Will450

Posted March 15, 2003 - 06:10 AM


First of all I never saw a "lid" when I took my seat off the air/battery box was open-exposed. There was no lid to remove. I stiil don't know if this is the way it is supposed to be.
Anyway I could see the snorkel to the rear of the battery compartment so I lifted the battery out and used a small screwdriver to pry the snorkel out. There is a small bracket in the box that catches and won't allow the snorkel out unless you pry on a little, then it comes right out.

  • geo199

Posted March 15, 2003 - 08:27 AM


the only thing that keeps the snorkle in is the rear battery hook, work the snorkle loose first with a vice grip clamped in one side. then flex the rear of the battery box
towards the front of the bike with a thin screwdriver while pulling up on the snorkle.

  • foursmoke

Posted March 15, 2003 - 04:02 PM


OK geo199,I will try again Mon. when I get my bike back from the dealer.After many calls to 2 dealers I finally got them to address they key issue.They will remove flywheel & lap crank,retorque & locktite and also readjust carb. to prevent backfire.I had to wait till they got TSB.I didn't have a key fail yet but also didn't want to experience it 10 miles in the woods with my 8 yr.old. :)


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