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Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Chandler, Arizona
Is it the carbs themselves, or removing/replacing them? I can't believe how many people are having such a hard time getting them on and off. It IS a time consuming job, but not really all that difficult. Most people seem to forget to tie the airbox up out of the way, and to remove the choke cable. It is normal for it to take as much as 2-3 hours to get them out if you have never done it before, even if you are mechanically inclined. If you take the time to really look at things, it will become a lot more clear how they come out. The local dealer charges 3 hours ($300) to remove, clean, and reinstall them, but they do a sloppy job. They also only clean the float chamber and jets.
As for the carbs themselves, they are an oddball design, being all one piece, but they work the same as any other carb. If you have worked on carbs before, you will not find anything unfamiliar about these. Everything is still the same, it may look a little different, but it's all easily recognizable.
I am a motorcyclist, NOT a biker.
1997 Vulcan 750, purchased about a week ago
2006 Sportster 1200 Low
2013 Royal Enfield Bullet 500, converted to carb
2001 Yamaha XT225, heavily modified
2004 Honda Rebel 250
1979 Vespa P200E
2002 Vulcan 750 parts bike
1994 Yamaha XT225 parts bike