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This should be easy to google but it isn't. I don't see a forum for maintenance.

I found the air box. At the bottom are two thumb screws and one hole which I think I can get a screw drive in but it's close. There are other holes at the top of the box which are not accessible due to the body is too close. So how do I get the cover off to remove the old filter?

What opinions are there on which filter to use for a replacement.

Thanks much
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When I look at the air box, across the bottom are three thumb screws and one phillis screw. I think the one Phillips is reachable. Across the top I can see two more holes in the cover. If those are screws, they are inaccessible. So how do I get this cover off to remove the air filter. Thanks.

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I'm not at all familiar with the 50, however there are similarities to the 150, I'd think enough to help....

I'm not sure you found the wiki. Have you seen this page there? It should at minimum get you a rough idea how they do things....

Air Filter Cleaning

As for replacement, you can check with your dealer, or one of the online sources, Scooterpartsco, Scooterwest or AF1....
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I still can't find anything which explains how I get access to the two screws at the top. There has to be a trick to that.
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It's been a while and I'm extrapolating from the LX but doesn't removing the bottom screw(s) let you lift the air box away from the engine allowing better access?
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I thought the thumbscrews are supposed to be on the top two (otherwise inaccessible) screws? The others are normal screws? At least that's the setup on my LX and GT.
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It's been a while and I'm extrapolating from the LX but doesn't removing the bottom screw(s) let you lift the air box away from the engine allowing better access?
Yes...what i was thinking. If you loosen the accessible screws and it's wiggly, remove them completely (a magnet can help get them pulled out), it should then drop down.....at least it works that way in my mind.
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Ok, I did the unthinkable and consulted the manual. Will post my man card to the relevant authorities for disposal.
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Progress, ithink
Thanks for all the clues. Seems to me there are two broad approaches. One is remove the cover to the air box and the other is to remove the whole air box. I'm leaning towards the latter. There are two fairly large Phillips screws at the bottom holding the box to the frame. From the top, two hoses would need to be disconnected from the box. At that point, I would think the whole box will come out the bottom. How does that seem?
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generally, you can just remove the cover of the airbox to access the filter and clean it, reinstall. easy.

somehow, and some way, you've developed either an entirely different lexicon of fastener attachment or somebody put things together incorrectly.

or... OR.... hear me out... you don't need to do shit. it's low mileage. don't worry about it for now.

replacement? blow it out and shoot some air filter oil on it. if a mouse ate it up, replace it with stock. it's a 50, nothing you do there is gonna make a damn bit of difference performance or longevity wise.

take a look at the FSM, be ready with an onslaught of tiny tools and prepared to contort yourself. it's doable without removing the airbox. trust me on this one.

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Greasy 125. Agree it's not a big deal but eventually I need to get at that filter. And it's maybe five years old and falling apart.

Trying to be clear about the cover. . From front to back in the cover.
One thumb screw at the front where the cover narrows.
Then on the lower front of cover: a Phillips screw and two thumb screws.
On the top front two screws I can't see and can't get to.

A total of six fasteners on the cover. I noted carefully. The two on the top towards the back cannot be accessed unless I try a 90 degree Phillips screw driver. That might work.

Or remove the box. I would think that the screws at the top would all be thumb screws. Or someone had the box out and put thumb screws at the bottom that belonged on the top.
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With a bit more time this afternoon, I decided to test my 90 degree screwdriver approach. But I couldn't get it to bite into the screw. Hmmmm. So out came my handy mirror and flashlight. Both holes are without screws! Odd but great.

Thanks for everyone's help and now the cover will come off. Now I order the filter and remove the cover. Thanks folks.
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