Alan McLean
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Orihuela Spain
Aquila GV125

Hi guys, I removed the airbox from my GV 125 the other day as the carb’s had to come back out to be cleaned again. I found getting the airbox off not too difficult when I did it the first time and again the other day.

I removed all of the air intake and air filter housing from the right hand side, I also dropped the brace holding the coil packs on the left hand side. Once I loosened the clamp’s holding the airbox onto the carburettor I got a hand either side of the airbox and gently “wiggle” it off the carb’s then keeping some downward pressure on the carb’s I slid the airbox forward, once the rear rear intake had passed the rear carb I was able to pull the airbox out sideways. One other thing, on mine the wiring harness ran between the underside of the frame and the channel in the airbox release the cable ties and pull the harness to one side this will give you a little more room when trying to lift the airbox off the carb’s and as Marcel has said be very careful with the intake manifolds.

Now as I said I have done this twice and after reading so many articles about how difficult it was I wasn’t looking forward to doing it however I did it without too much difficulty.

But there is a but, it was an absolute nightmare getting the airbox back in after I had cleaned the carb’s the first time. The main problem was getting the rear airbox/carb coupling back in place and slide over the carb, it took many attempts and a lot of bad language 😄😄

I have a couple of ideas on how to improve the refit process and as soon as I have finished cleaning the carb’s I will try different options and let you know how I get on.👍