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Took out air box capped the reed valves and Clean carbs “bowl cap was filled to the gasket with sludge” . But today I put the carbs back in it. One more 86 is still alive. Had alittle poping but idled it down and she ran smooth. Put a big ole grin on my face. Still got a long way to go but she has life. Thanks again for all the help. Still a long way from road worthy but proud to hear it run!

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Took out air box capped the reed valves and Clean carbs “bowl cap was filled to the gasket with sludge”[IMG class=inlineimg]/forum/images/smilies/doh.gif[/IMG] . But today I put the carbs back in it. One more 86 is still alive. Ran smooth had alittle poping but idled it down and she ran smooth. Put a big ole grin on my face. Still got a long way to go but she has life. Thanks again for all the help. Still a long way from road worthy but proud to hear it run!

How did you take out the airbox? I seem to have trouble doing so with the engine and carb still in.
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How did you take out the airbox? I seem to have trouble doing so with the engine and carb still in.
I didn’t pull the engine but I did pull the carbs and covered the intake boots “didn’t want little shreds of air box in the engine”. I cut my air box out with a hack saw blade and one of those oscillating multi tools the hyper tough ones are cheap. Had to be real careful I didn’t cut nothing though. In my personal opinion I’d be kinda Leary about trien to cut that close to those $$$$ carbs. If you were wanting too keep the box in one piece I think there is a form on how to do that with the motor still in the bike. I don’t remember if they pulled the carbs or not. But with the box removed, its a dream putting the carbs back in and taking them out. Defently don’t regret it at all.

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How did you take out the airbox? I seem to have trouble doing so with the engine and carb still in.
Spockster has done it without damage to the air box.

He first disconnected the wiring harness from one end and I think the thermostat housing.

But if you're going to eliminate it anyway, it's simpler to cut it with a hacksaw blade at the front end turn and rip it out.

For further satisfaction, one can then place it under a bulldozer track and run back and forth over it.

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Spockster has done it without damage to the air box.

He first disconnected the wiring harness from one end and I think the thermostat housing.

But if you're going to eliminate it anyway, it's simpler to cut it with a hacksaw blade at the front end turn and rip it out.

For further satisfaction, one can then place it under a bulldozer track and run back and forth over it.
Oh Im cleaning my carbs and noticed the air box to be really dirty and their really hard to clean when in the bike.
so was wondering if anyone could help me.
But it seems such a hassle that i might just get my bulldozer.

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Oh Im cleaning my carbs and noticed the air box to be really dirty and their really hard to clean when in the bike.
so was wondering if anyone could help me.
But it seems such a hassle that i might just get my bulldozer.
https://www.vn750.com/forum/22-carbs...b-removal.html

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