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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-31-2009, 07:28 PM Thread Starter
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trying to pull carbs....HELP!!!

I am down to the last three screws to get the carbs out (the carb holder clamps) is there a special way to get them out? I can see them but I can not get to them angle in funky. I have a Clymers I have followed all the steps but the one is killing me? Any help would be great. a full color picture would be great if any one knows of one.
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Not sure how much this helps, but the first pic is of the rear carb. Loosen the screw that's holding the rear carb boot to the engine block. The second pic (32) is of the front carb - the flat screw in this pic is the one holding the carb boot to teh carb itself. Loosen that one. When you remove the carburetor, the front carb boot will remain against the engine block; the rear carb boot will come off with the carburetor.

To get at those screws can be a pita - if you have a long-handled screwdriver, that's really your best option. Also, notice in my pics that I've replaced the "loosening" bolts with pipe bands - flat screw is just easier to get to and doesn't deteriorate the same way the phillips heads will.

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The problem with all the hose clamps I've ever seen (about a zillion) is that they are too wide to fit properly. I kept the stock clamps, and replaced the Phillips screws with Allen screws. Now my long T-handled Allen wrench has no problem reaching all of them. Jerry.

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The problem with all the hose clamps I've ever seen (about a zillion) is that they are too wide to fit properly. I kept the stock clamps, and replaced the Phillips screws with Allen screws. Now my long T-handled Allen wrench has no problem reaching all of them. Jerry.
The ones I use fit fine - had to cut the extra length off the band, but otherwise it's great.

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Also, notice in my pics that I've replaced the "loosening" bolts with pipe bands

Thanks for the unintentioned chuckle today Cindy. When I read "pipe bands" in the sentence above, I immediately get a picture in my head of 30 Scots in tartan kilts and bagpipes, marching in a parade. lol.

With appologies in advance to all Scots and those who love the bagpipes, ( I like them in small doses), let me share a small joke that is not so PC.

Q. Why do bagpipers always march when they play?
A. Because it is harder to hit a moving target.

Sorry for going off topic. Back to the regurarly scheduled thread topic now.

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The problem with all the hose clamps I've ever seen (about a zillion) is that they are too wide to fit properly. I kept the stock clamps, and replaced the Phillips screws with Allen screws. Now my long T-handled Allen wrench has no problem reaching all of them. Jerry.
I use a 1/4 " drive, 5/16" socket on an extension on my radiator hose clamps on the car. In the pics, it looks as if you have room to do the same on the vn`s carbs.

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thanks for the advice I will replace the screws and get a longer screw driver.
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THanks to all I got her runnig great afer a nice cleaning with about 1000 q-tips and three hours of elbow grease. I got the bike together with no loss of skin so thats a bonus. clean carbs makes all the difference in the world
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