12-12-2009, 10:08 PM #1
I need help with riva 3 inch filter!
guys i think im screwed. somehow the bottom bolt on the filter tube mounting bracket, the head has been rounded off and the e8 socket will not fit!! i have ripped everything oem out of the ski and now im worried over what was supposed to be a very simple installation. im not very good at mechanics and i need some help. am i going to have to take this to dealer? what do i do??? thanks guys.
12-12-2009, 10:17 PM #2
im not sure what bolt your talking about but when im dealing with stripped bolts i try and tap a smaller socket regular or E socket what ever you can get on that that fits the tightest.
12-12-2009, 10:21 PM #3
I found out this summer that my filter was not connected to the bracket. I don't know how long it was like this and I still have not fixed it. I ride pretty hard some days and do a lot of wave jumpimg. It is very tight and does not apper that it's moving so I have left it alone. You can take it to a dealer but if it feels secure why pay them.
12-12-2009, 10:21 PM #4
12-12-2009, 10:30 PM #5
12-12-2009, 10:32 PM #6
12-12-2009, 10:40 PM #7
I did a Riva L1 on my buddys 04Rxp....I know the bolt you are talking about...It is a Beotch to get too....Be patient....
Hope that helps
12-12-2009, 10:57 PM #8
ps:i've never installed one,but that riva 3 inch filter install is suppossed to be a royal PIA.
12-12-2009, 11:36 PM #9
I have run the 3 inch without the bracket as stated.
in fact on my T-X I was running a custom 4 inch carbon fiber setup without a filter and it did not have bracket to hold it in place and never had any issues.
You should be able to get the smallest vice grips you can to break that bolt loose.
12-13-2009, 08:05 AM #10
This was exactly what I was gonna recommend. had a problem with valve cover bolts rusted and this got them out pretty easy.
Try the vice grip and if it doesn't work then the above should.
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