Thread: RAM AIR MOD... hopefully.
10-18-2007, 06:40 PM #1
RAM AIR MOD... hopefully.
Let me start this thread by stating that I am a first time 250 owner and only 4 months into this. I may be new to the 250, but I do consider myself somewhat mechanically inclined. This past weekend I decided I would try to do the RAM AIR mod. that SKIP has on his website. By the way, the instructions were spot on and extremely helpful, as I expected them to be. Skip, great stuff, thanks. I realized my problem when I was removing the hood, and realized that every screw that I removed was held down by another screw... seriously. Kawasaki is so freakin ridiculous. There are so many redundant screws on this thing. I finally removed the hood(all three pieces of it), did the mod. which happened to be the easiest part of the experience, and now I am putting it back together and I am having an extremely hard time getting any of the pieces back together. It's almost as if once you remove the screw they weren't made to go back in. I know this sounds stupid, but I am no dumbass... at least i didn't think so, and I am starting to get freakin' frustrated. Is this just an elbow grease issue or is there a secret shortcut or method... besides taking industrial strength silicone to the whole hood and forgetting the whole screw issue! Any help is appreciated in advance.
10-18-2007, 07:40 PM #2
I did find it a little harder to go back together than I thought it would be. Just take your time and be patient.
10-18-2007, 10:11 PM #3
I had to put it back together on a big open floor with a couple of large beach towels (clean ones; don't pick up grit on the side facing your hood or it will scratch).
Also, you should "re-spring" the clips so that they hold tight.
Take your time and you might want to use some threadlocker to keep the screws from vibrating out..
10-18-2007, 11:40 PM #4
Took me 5 min to take it apart and an hour putting it back. A whole lot of cussing too.
10-19-2007, 05:10 PM #5
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