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How to coaster project ?

Looking to make my own coasters. Do I remove all the associated hoses from the previous system and just cap off the last fitting ?
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That about sums it up. I capped the carb with a cap from autozone and used a bottle cap with rtv on the hose that goes to the air box.

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I also capped the carb with a cap from Autozone, twice, and both times it rotted within a couple of months, so I finally stuck a short piece of vacuum hose on it, stuck a screw in the other end, and stuck it up under the tank. I'm sure there must be better caps out there. I used a snap in rubber plug in the hole in the airbox, found it at work, not sure what it was meant for, but it fit perfectly. I used rubber caps from Pep Boys designed to cap off heater hose fittings on cars for the reed valve covers, and noticed that they are also slightly cracked after about 2 years. I'm too cheap to buy real coasters, so I will get some new caps, about $2, and just keep them soaked in ArmorAll. Jerry.

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So how many lines are getting capped off once I remove the coasters ?
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1 small one at the right side carb, and one big one going to the air box.

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I'm a little confused about coasters. Are you planning to remove the reed valve covers with the hose fittings, and replace them with coasters? If so, then yes, all you will need to do is plug up one hole in the airbox, and one vacuum fitting on the rear carb. Whether you plug the hose in the airbox, or leave a short piece of hose sticking in there, and cap it off, make sure there are no air leaks. I used a plug, because I didn't want the hose sticking out of the airbox anymore. Jerry.

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I'm a little confused about coasters. Are you planning to remove the reed valve covers with the hose fittings, and replace them with coasters? If so, then yes, all you will need to do is plug up one hole in the airbox, and one vacuum fitting on the rear carb. Whether you plug the hose in the airbox, or leave a short piece of hose sticking in there, and cap it off, make sure there are no air leaks. I used a plug, because I didn't want the hose sticking out of the airbox anymore. Jerry.
He is going to remove everything from the head and place a cover over the openning. The cover is the coaster.

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