How to Replace a Yamaha Raider Air Filter
Changing out the air filter on a 2008 Yamaha Raider isn’t hard, but it is tucked in underneath the fuel tank, so the tank needs to be disconnected first.
Watch the video above or follow the steps below to replace the air filter in a Yamaha Raider motorcycle.
Tools and Parts - Yamaha Raider Air Filter Replacement
- Ratchet and extensions
- Flathead and Philips screwdrivers
- T30 Torx screwdriver
- Hex wrench
- Needlenose pliers
- Allen wrenches
- Yamaha air filter
Yamaha Raider Air Filter Change Steps
Step 1. Remove the seat from the motorcycle.
Step 2. Remove the 5mm Allen bolts holding the instrument cluster in place, followed by the three plugins on the center tab, then remove the instrument cluster itself.
NOTE: The next few steps cover removing the fuel tank from the motorcycle. If the fuel tank is full, drain as much fuel as you can out of it first to reduce the weight of the tank so you don’t accidentally drop it.
Step 3. Disconnect the wiring harness and the hose on top from the fuel tank.
Step 4. Remove the bolts that hold the fuel tank in place.
Step 5. Disconnect the fuel lines and close the fuel shutoff valves with a screwdriver.
Step 6. Remove the side panel, which has a T30 Torx security screw in the back, and a 4mm hex up top, so you can access the fuel pump.
Step 7. Remove the zip tie and disconnect the line at the top of the fuel pump.
Step 8. Disconnect all remaining connections to the fuel pump, then lift the fuel tank itself off the motorcycle.
Step 9. Remove the seven Phillips screws that go around the perimeter of the airbox cover, then lift the airbox cover off the machine.
Step 10. Remove the old air filter from the airbox.
NOTE: If the airbox and air filter on your machine are really dirty, be careful lifting the cover and air filter out to prevent shifting dirt straight into the engine.
Step 11. Install the new air filter, then reinstall the airbox cover.
Step 12. Reinstall and reconnect the fuel tank, then reinstall the side panel, the instrument cluster and the seat and you’re done.
Ready to do the oil change next? Watch the video below to see how to change the engine oil in a Yamaha Raider.