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Has anyone posted pics for changing the Air Filter on the GA? Are there any additional pieces that need to be removed to access the air filter? Just was quoted $615 to do a 12K service which included a boat load of labor to check the air filter and replaced if required. Why you would do all that labor and then not replace it is beyond me?
Okay, I have finally changed out the air filter on the GA. I can now somewhat understand the labor charges from the dealer. If you have some time and patience this job is not bad, with a few challenges that I will outline so hopefully the forum members can avoid.

The little pop rivets under the swing out air flow vent is diffultcult to get out

I destroy one of the pop rivets and slightly scuffed the bike up under the air vent


I ended up with two extra small standard screws which are located somewhere under the 3 main upper panels, I will take the bike back apart at some point to put them back in. Do not make this mistake, this is the first time I've done this! :frown:

Are there any suggestions on what I should do for the missing pop rivet under the air vent? The manual says there is a tool to get them out in the future? I would like to see the tool as this is one small fastener! ( Picture of the empty hole attached )

Please see the attached pictures and let me know if I can help someone out that is looking to do this job.
 

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Thanks for the information, I could not even see that there was a center pin until it came out, even though the manual showed it that way. Normally, you have to pull the pin up and then pull the fastener out.
 

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Why in the world would BMW make replacing an air filter this difficult? That is poor engineering in my opinion.



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Why in the world would BMW make replacing an air filter this difficult? That is poor engineering in my opinion.



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My guess is because we like all the crap the K bike comes with. So there's ten pounds of sh!t in a 5 pound box. I think the engineering to get ALL the components in a sporty good looking package is pretty awesome actually, then to top it off they had to fit that 6 cylinder engine in there we all love so much.

I'm sure they could have made the air filter easier to replace, I'm not so sure it would look good.:grin:
 
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My guess is because we like all the crap the K bike comes with. So there's ten pounds of sh!t in a 5 pound box. I think the engineering to get ALL the components in a sporty good looking package is pretty awesome actually, then to top it off they had to fit that 6 cylinder engine in there we all love so much.



I'm sure they could have made the air filter easier to replace, I'm not so sure it would look good.:grin:
They could have done it with easy fastners, design to quickly come apart?

But what do i know? Love the bike overall.

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They could have done it with easy fastners, design to quickly come apart?

But what do i know? Love the bike overall.

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I see what you mean now, I misunderstood. Stainless quick fasteners would be the bomb!
 

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I will be curious when the next time it comes to removing those fasteners, if I will be able to get them out. I believe the best bet is to do what snowboy suggested and just knock the pin all the way down and out and have a couple spares on hand. I ordered some up for the one I destroyed and for the next time I have to remove that panel.
 

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A small punch or a small toro or Phillips head screwdriver is all you need to depress the center pin. Once you do, these fasteners are simple. Yamaha love to use them on their bikes.
 

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Well luckily, the two screws I left out were on the middle gas tank cover, so it took me about 10 minutes to pull off 4 parts and put them back in. The two small fasteners under the pull out air vents are out for delivery today. I will be back in business this afternoon, not that any of these would have stopped me from using the bike. Thanks again for all of the inputs on this post and please let me know if I can help any of the GA owners with the air filter change.
 

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Just a reminder of the proper part number for this part. 64221356171
 

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I believe the best bet is to do what snowboy suggested and just knock the pin all the way down and out and have a couple spares on hand.
Actually, I used the stock one and put it back, ordered spares later in case one day I could not find the pin on the floor
 

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Some great info guys. Used it to remove panels to route aux power. Wrecked one of the expanding rivets b/c I lost the center. Thanks again
 
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