This Do It Yourself (DIY) article describes how to remove/install the air intake cover on a 2008 CBR1000RR Honda Fireblade motorcycle. This cover must typically be removed before the middle cowls can be removed.
Important: All actions require very little force if you do it right. Hence if things don't come apart when you apply gentle force, then stop and check the text and pictures again.
This is an easy DIY task. A first timer may spend 15 to 20 minutes doing it, an experienced less than two minutes.
Remove the two
type 3 trim clips on the left and right side of the air intake cover: Unscrew the
locking screw to release it, as shown on the below left image. Then pull/wriggle the clip out
with a tweezer.
Remove the type 1 trim clip at the top center of the air intake cover: press the center pin in with a pointy tool e.g. a tweezer to release it, as shown on the below right image. Then pull/wriggle the clip out with a tweezer.
Release the right side plastic tabs (image below right) by gently bending the upper and lower 'wings'. Be carefull not to brake the tabs. Do the same on the left side (images further below left and middle).
The image below shows the left air duct after the air intake cover has been
Installation procedure is same as removal procedure in reversed order.
See about trim clips handling.
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