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There had been a few reports of mice finding their way into the Air Clearer Box, the piece that houses the air filter on the 650.

It wasn't clear to me how they were doing that until I took my 650 apart for my CVT repairs.

I had made a note on the reassembly check list to investigate this and was able to find out how those pesky little acrobats manage to find
their way in there.

The Air Cleaner box has a big air intake opening and that's the open slot they use to get into the box. They can't get past the air filter but
they sure can bring in lots of garbage with them which could end up in the lower air chamber and into the engine when one goes to remove the
air filter for inspection / maintenance.

I made a simple mesh cover to go over the opening, which is held in place by friction by pressing the sides of the mesh cover against the edge of
the opening.

Made a quick DIY for those that may be interested in doing this:

DIY - Burgman Motel 2

video to follow soon.






 

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LeDude...you continue to amaze :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:

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I better check for traumatized mice. I just rode 30 miles.
 

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Acrobatic is right. I've seen those little suckers spring forward 2-3 feet and climb up a painted concrete wall to get into a bathroom ventilation port. It's borderline unbelievable, even as you watch them. Getting into Burgman would be child's play.
 

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I bought my current 08 650 used with 305 miles on it. The last owner lived on a Cherry orchard. When I finally pulled the the air filter about 15 cherry pits fell into the lower part of the air box. I made a small 5/8's inch hose for my 2 1/4 inch hosed shop vac and stuck the tip in and sucked them all out.
 

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Just finished uploading the video:

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Not everybody is going to face this problem but a bit of prevention can go a long way.
It's a worthwhile project to do the next time you have the front end tupperware off.
 

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Those little suckers will make a nest just about anywhere that it is "cozy".............. A few years ago - they made a monster nest of chewed up rags from a bag hanging in my garden shed.and made a cute cozy little home inside the transmission of my snowblower..!!! :( :(
 
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