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    ST1300 - Air Filter Replacement (How-To)

    As I didn't already see a how-to post for changing the air filter on ST1300s, I thought I'd post some pics. It's a pretty straightforward process that should take ~60 minutes, start to finish–especially if you've never done it before. Note: Perform these steps on a near-empty tank.

    Step 1) Remove seats and the two 8mm bolts toward front of tank.
    Step 2) Loosen the 10mm bolt and nut in the image below. They are located in front of the seat-height adjuster. This will allow you to slide back the tank an inch or two so that it clears the bar risers in the next step - make sure to push the seat-height adjuster towards the rearmost slot called the maintenance slot.
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    Step 3) After sliding tank back, gently lift the front of it being careful not to scratch/ding it against the bar risers. I used a bungee cord to hold the tank in a lifted position. (See image below.) You can also temporarily remove the retaining cable to get more clearance.
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    Step 4) Remove the nine Phillips screws holding the box cover on. Note: As others have suggested, it's probably best NOT to remove the two front screws. Doing so could risk dropping them into a hard-to-reach area. Also, there's a small wiring harness that's easy to disconnect, which will allow you to completely remove the box cover. I did this so I could wipe clean the underside of the cover.
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    Step 5) With the box cover removed, you can remove any visible debris and wipe clean any oil residue. I used the home vacuum cleaner with crevice wand to remove remnants of a dead bug.
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    Step 6) Proceed to swap the air filter then reassemble.
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    As you can tell, I used a replacement from Emgo (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...?ie=UTF8&psc=1) and did not use any type of grease to help seat the filter. (Others may suggest differently.)

    Hope this helped.
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    Re: Air Filter Replacement (How-To)

    There is one here:
    http://www.st-owners.com/forums/show...er-Replacement

    But, never hurts to have more.

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    Re: Air Filter Replacement (How-To)

    Thanks everyone for posting these. It made replacing the filter a snap. I love the people on here: so helpful!

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    Re: ST1300 - Air Filter Replacement (How-To)

    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin Tate View Post
    ...As others have suggested, it's probably best NOT to remove the two front screws. Doing so could risk dropping them into a hard-to-reach area.
    That is very wise advice. I didn't read it carefully enough when I changed my air filter, and sure enough, I dropped one of the front two screws and it disappeared way down into the bowels of the engine. It took me nearly an hour to find the darn screw.

    I think Honda actually made the wells that those two front screws fit into extra-deep, in order to permit the screws to be left in place after they have been loosened from the fastener below.

    Michael

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    Re: ST1300 - Air Filter Replacement (How-To)

    Well done. Easy instructions to follow and good display via the pictures.... Thanks

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    Re: ST1300 - Air Filter Replacement (How-To)

    Thanks for tip on front screws....I have lost one in the past.....

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    Re: ST1300 - Air Filter Replacement (How-To)

    Since there's no reason to remove the funnels to remove/replace the air filter, yes the tabs should be bent over.

    I'm thinking he was checking out the stuff located under the airbox and decided to get some pics for someone doing an air filter R/R...

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    Re: ST1300 - Air Filter Replacement (How-To)

    Thanks for another how to air cleaner replacement.
    Jim

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    Re: ST1300 - Air Filter Replacement (How-To)

    Quote Originally Posted by Mellow View Post
    Since there's no reason to remove the funnels to remove/replace the air filter, yes the tabs should be bent over.

    I'm thinking he was checking out the stuff located under the airbox and decided to get some pics for someone doing an air filter R/R...
    Good point, Mellow. As the pictures can attest, mine were not bent over the Phillips screws holding on the air funnels, so I left them alone. Are they bent on a new bike?

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    Re: ST1300 - Air Filter Replacement (How-To)

    Great article, thanks.
    But I can suggest this one enhancement. Instead of using a bunjee cord to hold the Gas tank up, use the provided metal rod specifically for that purpose tucked in its' place under the passenger seat. I am including a couple photoes to show it.
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