How do I change air filter on 2006 Yamaha Stratoliner?
I purchased a K&N filter but I do not know where it goes. On a schematic it looks like it goes under the tank. If correct, is removing a tank an easy task, something that should be attempted by an amatuer? If yes, how do you do it?
Remove rubber caps from the fuel shut off valves. Run screws in all the way to shut fuel off.
Remove speedo dash – 3 qty # 5mm Allen. Unplug all connectors including the small white one. Note order of plugs then un-snap from brackets on tank. Disconnect vent line.
To remove fuel tank. Remove decorative fins at the front of tank. 2 allens #4 on each side.
Remove two 10mm nuts at rear bracket holding tank.
Remove 2 qty 12mm bolts at the front bracket holding tank.
You can also swing the tank around and set it on the frame, or on a chair, without disconnecting the fuel lines. Remember to protect the frame and tank with a towel.
The air box is under the tank. Remove the top cover and replace the filter.
You can improve performance by removing some air restiction, Using a 1" hole saw drill 6 holes in air box cover to let it breath better.
NOTE: At least 1 person has reported that the soft fuel lines can start leaking after using this method multiple times. If you smell gas, it may be time to replace the stock fuel lines with a higher grade automotive gas line (7/16").
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Re: How do I change air filter on 2006 Yamaha...
If you can change the oil in your car you can change the filter the the Yamaha. You do need to remove the tank and to do so you will need to remove the 2 seat bolts on the back of the seat, after that there will most likely be a single bolt holding the tank down in the rear. In some instances the tank may have 2 additional bolts up in the front of the tank which after taking the seat off you will know because the tank will not want to slide out of the rubber slots that secure the front. In all you should be able to change the filter in about an hour because you will have to remove the fuel line from the tank as well. The "tank" on the top may not really be the tank. It could and most likely be a false tank. There will be a cover to take off to expose the air filter. The gas tank is often located more towards the center of the seat down on the side of the bike on some Yamahas. Either way you can change it. Your better off if the tank is not in front, the job is much easier in that case. In either case the best way to find what you need is by removing the seat first.
Yes it is under the tank , and if you need to change the spark plugs now is the time ,remove seat 1drain gasoline from tank 2. remove the 2 chrome plastic emblems on the sides of the tank towards the front .3.. remove the 3 screws that hold the speedometer / gauges to the tank ,undo all electrical connections at top and breather line 4. remove 2 acorn nuts at bottom of the tank , and 2 other nuts at top of tank on the frame.5.gently lift tank from back side and remove 2 fuel lines from tank , you will probably still have some fuel in the tank and spill some of it . remove tank 6. on top of the frame where the tank goes is a rectangular cover with about 8 screws phillips head , remove the cover and you should be able to see the filter . 7. remove the filter by prying on the edges . reverse instructions to reinstall tank.....
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but easy to do
remembering what bolt and plug goes where
you will have to remove your petrol tank and air filter box
fuel tank has 3 bolts 1 at the bottom 2 at the top by the head stock
slowly remove the fuel tank remembering to turn off the stop tap
and remove the fuel pipe and the fuel gauge sensor wire
air filter box
under the air filter box
there are four banjo clamps
that hole the air intake tubes to the carburetors
undo these four screws and remove the air filter box
you will then see where your idle cable is located
just replace the idle adjust cable and reassemble the
air filter box and fuel tank in the reverse way you took it apart
Not to difficult to do, there are three hoses, the first comes from the fuel tank, this has the fuel filter on the end in the tank, this hose goes to the carb connection nearest to the carb pump cover ( the alluminium cover with a single screw holding it on ) the othe connection on the carb goes to the shorter connection on the back of the primer, this is the suction side, the longer connection is the pressure side and takes a pipe back to the tank, this pipe just pushes into the top of the tank, it does not need to be into the fuel, just remember the primer pulls fuel from the carb, into the bulb and dumps back to the tank, it does not push fuel into the carb.
normally the line from the tank with the filter goes to the pump nipple of the carb, then the other nipple on carb by needle/seat side goes to suction side of primer, and the other one at primer goes to gas tank. what this does it pulls fuel through the carb when you prime it, and excess goes back into tank(return line) at primer, so when you prime it you should see fuel coming out through the line that goes to tank with out filter. good luck
the easy way is to remove the three screws at the filler neck then look under truck at backside of filler neck and remove the one bolt holding ground strap then go to rear drivers side and unhook the wire harness for the rear lights simple just one connector for lights then there is a ground wire right at the connector you just unhooked bolted to frame rail remove it on the frame along both sides you will find 4 17mm or 18mm bolts remove all 8 bolts have some friends grab bed on both sides pick up bed and walk backwards one or two feet let area in front of wheels sit on rear tire area behind wheels will sit on bumper look down right behind cab on drivers side and you will see the fuel pump in top of tank i know this sounds like a lot but believe me it,s easier than lowering that tank and having to undo lines and what not laying on ground under truck you will be able to service pump standing up in good light conditions
You got it! Not an easy job if you are not mechanically inclined. Get instructions, if done wrong, the gas needle will not work properly. (it wiil only register to half tank, be stuck, not work at all, etc..) I have repaired many because people did not know how to install it correctly. Make sure when you have it done, to purchase the "sock" that goes with the filter. It is a strainer, keeps impurities from being pumped to your filter
The air intake (and therfore, air filter element) on a Yamaha roadliner is under the fuel tank. However, to get to the airbox you do not need to completely remove the tank:
Empty the tank, set a table or bench next to the seat to put the tank on when it is removed from the bike. Remove the seat, Remove the two bolts at the rear of the tank, Remove the three screws from the chrome dash, disconnect the cables at the front of the dash. Remove the two bolts in the front of the tank, Lift the tank. there is enough length and flex in the fuel lines that you do not have to disconnect them. Just lay the tank on the table.
you are correct sir. not too easy to drop. if your tank isnt too bad you can try removing your back seat, opening the tank via sending unit cap(twist to left with large pliers) and pouring in a gallon of parts cleaner.(acetone methanol toulene) let that sit for a while and drain via hand pump(no drain...genius!) i suggest dropping it. if it has sat a while there is a chance for rust. you may notice bubbles under the black paint...this is a sure sign.begin by removing your exhaust,a recipricating saw should do the trick.sorry gonna have to weld that back.drop the rear suspension by unbolting the two bolts on both sides closest to the front.put some bricks under it or something to hold it up but let it drop as far as you can. get all of the brake lines,and fuel pump ,accumulator,filter, and hoses out of your way and just pull it right out.try not to curse. easy as that.
Look first right rear back under fuel tank,< If not, follow fuel lines from fuel tank one main line, one return line, traveling parallel to frame all the way to the motor compartment on front, can be front under right passenger side, first by the filter at the auto parts, that way you will know what to look for