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R1200S Airbox

Does anybody know how the airbox comes out of the R1200S? I just spent a frustrating hour removing everything I thought was in the way, only to find it doesn't seem to fit between the upper frame rails. Is it possible that you have to remove the engine to get the airbox out? if so, as much as I like German engineering, this is a huge oversight.
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Does anybody know how the airbox comes out of the R1200S? I just spent a frustrating hour removing everything I thought was in the way, only to find it doesn't seem to fit between the upper frame rails. Is it possible that you have to remove the engine to get the airbox out? if so, as much as I like German engineering, this is a huge oversight.
Shredd you have to remove the back frame take about 1.5 hour.

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you are mistaken Hans, taking the subframe off the R12S will not allow the airbox to come out. I have already looked it over.
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I don't own an R1200S yet, but may I ask why you want to remove it?
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Shredd you have to remove the back frame take about 1.5 hour.

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Doesn't work. You have to remove the middle frame, too. Kind of working therapy
Do you plan something in particular , shreddr ?

I built my own airbox using the stock part as basic without removing nor the frame neither the stock airbox.
It was kind of hanky-panky but I spared a lot of time. And the result was worth the effort.
You only need a triangle, a scriber, a fine liner pen, cardboard, a real sharp cutting knife, a soldering bolt (10W up to 20W, with narrow soldering tip) and enough Tecafine PP-GF30.......and of course a slow hand, cautiousness, patience and last but not least an idea how to design it.

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By the way: my posting above may also be some useful piece of information for repairing purposes.

Tecafine PP-GF30 is the material the stock airbox is made of.

One can weld this material with a soldering bolt and long, thin strips of the PP-GF30-material as a kind of "welding rod".



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It is certainly no huge oversight, not even an oversight at all. It was just a conflict of objectives at the most.
The engineers made a rugged airbox, so this part should not needed to be replaced within normal use and bike-lifetime.
So it was designed with the largest possible capacity (regarding the space needed for other stock parts) just to obtain the best power output.
It was even designed to use it as a battery rack, which certainly was a good idea.
The rarely needed effort for replacing the airbox in case of damage was ruled bearable compared to the benefit of more power for all users, the
ailments of Ruben Xaus wannabees (crashing pilots) and unlucky home-improvers were accepted for that.
Typical way of german engineering without oversights.

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I don't own an R1200S yet, but may I ask why you want to remove it?
i have an improvement plan
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Shredd you have to remove the back frame take about 1.5 hour.

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Sreddr i didn't say sub frame

remove rear main frame .

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Nice pictures. Didn't know that George Clooney also works as a motorcycle mechanic.
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i have an improvement plan
I guess you got it. Good luck.
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wow ! that sure is some task to remove the airbox but i can see the reasoning behind it
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