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i recently picked up a 2005 america and i am doing 12000 mi maintenance on it. i have not worked on a triumph since my bonny days back in the 70's so this is a new piece of equipment for me.
there is a hole about 15 mm dia in the top of the air box on the front right side. can anyone educate me as to what the hole is for and if there is something that goes into it. i don't want to pull the air box and i can't tell if that hole will allow unfiltered air into the air box bypassing the filter.
 

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Hello, welcome to the site.
First - I suspect that what you are seeing is the hole where the AIS [ air injection system ] return hose use to go. If someone removed the system they may have not plugged or the plug/ cap fell out. Without seeing a picture that is my best guess. Hope over to the Air Cooled Twins Tech section and ask your question just to confirm what I told you.

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