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I just changed mine for the first time since getting it Friday. Its pretty easy, just need to take seat and left side panel off. Came out and went on with no problems. Easier than my 05 KX250.

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Yes, The airbox is much roomier (i invented that word). Thats an easy question, i owned an 04 and 05 crf and just got my rmz 3 weeks ago. Its much easier. Also, for anyone who uses filter skins, which i highly recommend, they go on so much easier than on a honda.

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It is way easier then the crf

That's scary considering what a pain I think it is. But I'm used to Yamaha's.

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Yamahas are definately easier, but the rmz is no complaint, I have a twin air cover so I clean the airbox everytime I wash the bike, but if Im doing a quick filter change I will take the seat and side panel off and usually put paper towels on the corners of the airbox and anywhere were the filter might rub while sliding it through, just so i dont pick up any dirt while putting it in, I caught dome dirt the first time I changed the filter and luckily noticed it and had to clean out the entire boot. I like the filter skins, I just started using them because most of the tracks around here are dusty being nobody waters them, because there all illegal to ride on.

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The seat isnt in the way. Nobody has mentioned that you need to tear the airbox apart and re-seal it though. At least I had to...

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i just did my first little bit of maint to the bike and the filter was a breeze compared to other bikes i have had in the past. the seat could have stayed on but i took it off anyways to make sure the box was nice and clean.

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The seat isnt in the way. Nobody has mentioned that you need to tear the airbox apart and re-seal it though. At least I had to...

whad'ya mean? did u do that b/c it was sucking dirt? pls clarify

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whad'ya mean? did u do that b/c it was sucking dirt? pls clarify

I started the airbox thread, (search rmz 450 airbox not up to par)

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i searched for "rmz 450 airbox not up to par" and the only hit i got was this thread...

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This thread

After one ride I had some fine dust inside the boot. Not sure if I had a tear in the filter or didnt seat it rght... After seeing the above thread I tore it apart and sealed it up.

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The seat isnt in the way. Nobody has mentioned that you need to tear the airbox apart and re-seal it though. At least I had to...

So did I, had fine dust in my boot also like you mentioned.

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I just take the left cover off and leave the seat on......

This is what my buddy does. Makes me jealous......

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Are you guys serious? I cleaned my air filter the other day (RMZ450 06) and it was a pain in the :ride:

Im used to my 06 RM 250, which is much easier to get your hands in.

I took the side panels and seat off but got grease everwhere when i put the thing back in, and then i couldnt get the screw in the hole.

Maybe because I was doing it after 6 beers and it was getting dark :banana:

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I get my old one out, change gloves and put the new one in, all in one motion in under a minute now. Youll get the hang of it after a few times.

Maybe when you have the cage out and no filter on it (ie: grease) give it some practice installs. You kinda put it in sidways and turn it vertical once its in the box. . Then move it towards the boot roughly centered over the sealing surface and it should center itself and slide right in. Push the screw down and it should grab.

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