God, I’ve done a movie now.
I heard about the airbox mod ages ago (here tigertriple.com) but never got around to doing it because:
a. I never really understood what it was, and
b. Well, it’s just a. really.
What is this Airbox Mod You Speak of?
There’s a chunk of plastic in the airbox that doesn’t appear to do anything useful but probably impedes air intake.
Why did Triumph put it there in the first place? Dunno, but I do know that manufacturers sometimes do things like this to ensure they pass emissions tests.
So How Did it Go?
…and finally (hopefully) a bolt that would not return and is now frozen forever, unsure of whether it is in or out.
Fine. Did anyone watch ‘Better Call Saul,’ I thought it was great…
…okay, the job was a bit of a pain. If you follow the tigertriple link, above, you’ll see there’s some advice saying it’s better to hack the plate out instead of splitting the airbox.
I split the airbox, anyway, because I don’t play by the rules and my spirit can’t be broken.
Before you do yours, have a good think about doing it the other way.
The airbox is still in good enough shape to be functional but I haven’t put it back on the bike, yet (waiting for Scottoiler part to arrive; it goes under the airbox). Hopefully, that protruding bolt won’t foul anything or I’ll be reaching for the torture instruments again.