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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 08-01-2009, 02:50 PM Thread Starter
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How to get your carb back in?

I don't know if it is me or the design of the bike but for the life of me I can't get my carb back in. Mine is a Cali model so I have lots of extra's and I don't know if that is the issue or if I have the issue. Is there a magic trick to this. I can see how it fits in but that huge air intake that sit above my cylinders wont give me the wiggle room to make it work. Help!! I am about ready to part the stupid thing out.

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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 08-01-2009, 03:20 PM
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My sympathies, brother. Ear shave is the solution. I took my carbs out and in one time w/out it. Wanted to commit suicide during and after. I don't remember any tricks, just a lot of cursing.

It can be done, but it's no fun.

I see you're considering selling your bike. Is it in St. George UT?


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ask Crobins, she is the carb goddess, I have yet to pull mine. so hopefully others will post soon
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Yes it is in St. George. I don't know if I want it anymore now that I have a daughter and have yet to see any way to strap a car seat to a bike. So even once I get it running I will still have a dilemma.

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All I can tell you is they really do back in. From experience (with the non-cali) it takes a whole lot of cussing, some skin off of the nuckles and a final grunt when it goes back where it is supposed to. Then afterwards (sometimes days) the look of suprise when they tell you that you shouild really take the carbs off and clean them really well. Just guess why I know this.
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take a broom handle with a rag on the end and pry up on the surgtank though it will still be in the way u can get an inch plus this way i also found that a pry bar helps seat the carbs in the boots and 3. make sure you are on the right side (throttle cable side) of the bike with cables attached but not locked into the brackets with the 2 nuts)
soapy water or wd40 works good on makin the boots slick.... mark me if im wrong but the fron carb should have the boot on the bike and the rear should be on the carb (i may have that backwards (i didnt use this technique i personaly had boots on bike and pushed carbs into place ...

looking at the in process(its been a minute) bowls in then roll carbs vertical ...

i dont envy your situation... i threw that box out of my way after i pulled the motor last and its now in a crate and will never be in my way again



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The non CA models aren't easy either. Lots of patience, attempts, patience, attempts, patience, colorful metaphors, and then your favorite beverage. It's not easy, but it's not impossible either.
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I used a Armor All clone spray and some warm sun to soften and make the boots slippery and didn't have too many colorful words in the air. MAKE sure the boots are facing the right way or you will have problems.

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I got them in. Thanks to all of you and all your suggestions. It was 100% easier after applying you tips. Thanks.

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Awesome! Glad it worked! You probably don't want to hear that I've had my earshaved ones in and out three times in the past week, do you?! ;P


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