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This procedure outlines how to access your air cleaner on a R1200RT. Other models may be similar, or somewhat different. Some are much easier to get to (R1200R for instance.)
- The air cleaner is located behind an air intake tube "snorkle" that connects to the bike's air box.
- The snorkle is located on the right (throttle) side of the bike.
- For the RT you only need to remove throttle side plastic.
- This consists of the top fairing, glove box cover and bottom fairing
- Once the plastic is removed the snorkle is retained by two clips on the air box and a nipple on the snorkle connecting to a grommet on the frame.
- Remove the snorkle and you can pull out the air filter.
Tools needed: to access the filter all you need is a T-25 and a T27 Torx to remove the various bolts holding the plastic on and a small straight bladed screwdriver to facilitate unclipping the snorkle from the air box.
Let's begin with the plastic removal on the throttle side.