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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-28-2012, 09:07 AM Thread Starter
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Fitting a new Air filter to a 2008 Bonneville

Hi everyone ive just ordered a new Air Filter for my 2008 Bonneville.
I just wondered if there was anywhere on line that shows me how to change its etc, or if anyone could kindly talk me though it on here?

Thanks Matt
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It's pretty simple - remove 3 screws and filter cover.
One word of caution: Try not to scratch the paint on the bike frame when removing the filter element - put something between the metal and the filter when removing and reinstalling.

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Nice one thanks rich stupid question now what side of the bike
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Ha! I'm not telling - but you've got a 50/50 chance of getting it right!

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Matt remove near side panel, undo the three bolts and pull aircleaner cover off, the air cleaner pulls out but is a very tight fit along side the frame tube.

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Hi everyone ive just ordered a new Air Filter for my 2008 Bonneville.
I just wondered if there was anywhere on line that shows me how to change its etc, or if anyone could kindly talk me though it on here?

Thanks Matt
Whilst it is out you will probably find that the air box is full of oily gunk. Take the oppourtunity to mop it all out. Also when refitting the filter and cover, the filter has to be properly seated or else the cover wont seal. More an issue with non oem filters. A feel around with a torch will make it fairly obvious, where the seating is.
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Thanks Everyone for your help once again
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To protect the frame, use a piece of cardboard such as from a drink carton when you slide the filter in and out.

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