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Airbox snorkle

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I am trying to remove the airbox snorkle on my son's '05 WR450. What is the trick to getting this thing out in one piece? I can't seem to get it out from the top. Do you have to take the airbox lid off and pull it out from the bottom?

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Theres a few ways:

1)One is to use a hammer and chisel (or screwdriver) to split the snorkel down the middle. The pieces can then be pulled out through the airbox.

2)Remove the battery. Then use two flat blade screwdrivers on each side of the battery strap bracket ant pry it out of the way. Have another person pull the snorkel out with channel locks.

3)If you want to be sure and save your snorkel:

Remove the rivets from the battery strap clip

Remove the battery strap clip

Slide the snorkel out

Re-install the battery strap clip with new rivets

I removed mine the 3rd way and replaced the rivets with small SS bolts and nylon lock nuts. That piece is really what holds it in.

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I have a really simple way, puts all the others to shame. First, guide a rope through the two openings in the top of the snorkle (one end of the rope through the right hole if you were standing on the back of the bike, then the other out from the inside through the left hole), then tie it in a knot and put it around your neck. Second, remove the battery, then put a flathead screwdriver down where the rivets are push the plastic forward with the screwdriver, while pulling up with the rope around your neck. Wala, snorkel removed.

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I am trying to remove the airbox snorkle on my son's '05 WR450. What is the trick to getting this thing out in one piece? I can't seem to get it out from the top. Do you have to take the airbox lid off and pull it out from the bottom?

I used a hack-saw blade, cut down the middle. wasn't very easy, but did the trick.

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I used a hack-saw blade, cut down the middle. wasn't very easy, but did the trick.

Maybe he wants to save the snorkle for resale :banghead:

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