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Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Kennett Square, PA
When you pulled the carbs, did you keep the front boot on the engine block, and the rear boot on the carb? That's the suggestion Clymer's offers and it actually works pretty well. So the first thing is to make sure the boots are where Clymer's suggests. After that's correct, one way to get the carbs to slip into the area is to crank the throttle cable and pull the connecting plate *up* - you can cinch down the throttle with a bungee or something. That also will give you more room. Third, the airbox (if you still have it) can impede putting the carbs on - try to lift up on the airbox as you move the carbs in between the cylinder head. Finally, bring the carbs in from the RIGHT side of the bike (as you're sitting on it). Oh, really, finally, finally - when you've got the carbs partway in, start to thread your choke cable through. It'll save you a lot of swearing when all's said and done. Good luck - and if you need more help, just shout out!!