That is the most fiddly air filter replacement I've ever seen! Wow! Glad it's only once a year or so.
To me, the most painful piece is getting the cable guides back in place but after you change the air filter a couple times it gets pretty easy.
Curious if anyone has found the air filter not properly sealed/installed from the factory. If so I'll check mine. If not I'd much rather wait until it's due. Got 76 miles on my new 2014 NC700X.
Vacuumed it clean from a lot of cottonwood tree fuzz and put it back in.
If you are worried, it isnít very difficult to check. I would guess it took me a leisurely 30 mins to check and vacuum mine and I wasnít in any hurry.
I'll check it Tuesday, supposed to rain then so I can do this in my garage.
The dealer is supposed to check the air filter before the bike leaves when new. This is a requirement from Honda. I was told this is something they have to do on all the 'adventure' bikes.