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Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Santa Barbara
Motorcycle: Blue 2006 GSX-R1000
Re: Accidently pushed pin rivet into air intake....
That doesn't make a lot of sense. If anything fell into the intake, I'd expect it to be the center pin. Your duct likely is similar to mine and has a low point with drain hole that's intended to capture any rain that comes into the duct. It's likely that the pin is there (or possibly fell through the hole and into the front cowling). With some luck and a bright flashlight, you might be able to see it through the front grill or through the back of the duct after removing the airbox. Either remove the duct or find something to get to the pin with the duct in place. Another approach is to wait (and hope) for the pin to work its way into the airbox. As long as you have a properly installed air filter, it will just bounce around in there.