Reviewing some of Indian Motorcycles service videos online. That air filter placement was definitely designed by a engineering crew and not a mechanic.
Probably the steps required to GET to the Air Filter to service it. You basically have to remove the entire top half of the motorcycle (Gas tank / seat etc) - Just like my Victory Cross Country Tour. (But no way in hell was the Indian Challenger originally the "next" Victory Cross Country tour lol)???
Dont understand what you mean by your statement.
Can you elaborate a little more?
Amazing that Indian Motorcycle put out a video which included tank removal and two electrical disconnections, before getting to the access plate to re&re the air filter. Maybe they did it wrong. The Thunder Stroke has a much easier filter to service.Nope I have one.
No tank removal
Nothing but 2 phillips screws and off it comes.
I love this filter because there is so much surface area (pleats) of this filter.
Its not paper but some kind of fiber.
They should have put the air box under the seat because the battery is under the rad there is a vacancy possible if the design team had thought it out.Probably the steps required to GET to the Air Filter to service it. You basically have to remove the entire top half of the motorcycle (Gas tank / seat etc) - Just like my Victory Cross Country Tour. (But no way in hell was the Indian Challenger originally the "next" Victory Cross Country tour lol)
Honda managed to do this with the VT 1100 and didn’t move the battery. I have one motorcycle with a similar air filter location and although shade tree possible it’s silly to re&re a fuel tank for the task.If it was under the seat you would get hotter air. Even though it's more involved to get at it's in a good spot for colder air and more direct to the engine. Just sayn'
Tiger that's the procedure....but one small mod; I think you just POWER up your bike....but don't FIRE it up to purge the residual fuel in your lines. Maybe I'm wrong. But you got 98% of it!!!There‘s nothing hard about the Challenger a/c service...certainly something any home wrencher could do. Just a little more time consuming than the 111. No different than many other bikes with under the tank air cleaners. My Ducati‘s a/c requires about the same steps for removal. Taking your time, I guess this will be about 30 min.
-remove screws on v-cover
-remove side panels, remove 2 seat bolts, take off seat
-remove a fuse
-start bike for a few seconds
-disconnect fuel line
-disconnect an electrical connection under seat
-remove two tank bolts
-lift off tank
-clip a couple wire ties
-remove screws on a/c & remove filter
Reassemble in the reverse.
I watched the video last night...so this is from memory. A one and a half beer job?
I was as well but it looks like they use the main neck of the frame as the air intake. It's kind of a neat design. If you look at that part, there is an opening with 3 holes. I'm guessing they may get a little bit of a ram air effect with the fairing, etc.
Not sure if I understand the video completely but it looks like the item on top is not the real gas tank. My first question is if it’s not a gas tank then why did they make it so big? I assumed it was big and bulky because they increased the fuel capacity from 5.5 to 6 gallons.
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