Engine/Fuel tank cover


5 replies to this topic
  • slygary

Posted September 04, 2012 - 02:01 AM

#1

I went to change the spark plug in my 2012 YZ450 and a 2 minute job turned into 15 minute job because of this cover, i strugled to flip it back. Is it really needed to protect the fuel tank from engine heat ? Is there a easy way to flip it back ? or after market product to replace this one ?
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  • grayracer513

Posted September 04, 2012 - 06:19 AM

#2

RTFM ;)

Page 1-11 of your manual shows how the fasteners operate:

Push down/in on the center pin of the plastic fasteners. This unlocks them and you can pull them up and out to get the cover off. To reinstall them, push the center pin up until it stands above the head of the fastener, push them into place, and push the center pin back down flush to lock them in.

  • rotax800

Posted September 04, 2012 - 04:25 PM

#3

I went to change the spark plug in my 2012 YZ450 and a 2 minute job turned into 15 minute job because of this cover, i strugled to flip it back. Is it really needed to protect the fuel tank from engine heat ? Is there a easy way to flip it back ? or after market product to replace this one ?
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Hey, is that a lid on your airbox to seal it up so you can wash out that area? If so, where do i get one? thanks

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  • slygary

Posted September 04, 2012 - 11:48 PM

#4

Rotax800, it is a twin air cover for the air box so you can wash your bike. Any good bike shop should have one or get one for you.

  • rotax800

Posted September 05, 2012 - 11:51 AM

#5

Rotax800, it is a twin air cover for the air box so you can wash your bike. Any good bike shop should have one or get one for you.

thankyou, I'm on it

  • slygary

Posted September 06, 2012 - 12:39 AM

#6

RTFM ;)

Page 1-11 of your manual shows how the fasteners operate:

Push down/in on the center pin of the plastic fasteners. This unlocks them and you can pull them up and out to get the cover off. To reinstall them, push the center pin up until it stands above the head of the fastener, push them into place, and push the center pin back down flush to lock them in.

Thanks greyracer i will give it a go next time i have the tank up.





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