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Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Chandler, Arizona
No need to remove the carbs, they are right on the side, easy to get to. I would suggest using extreme caution though. 2 really bad things can happen. One is you can drill right through the caps and destroy the mixture screws, and possibly bugger up the screw threads in the carb body, you can also break a good sized chunk out of the carb casting trying to pry them out. Take your time. I first took a tiny and very sharp punch, and a hammer, and made a dimple in the very center of each cap, so the drill bit wouldn't wander, then used a very small drill bit to drill most of the way through the plugs. I switched back and forth between the drill and the punch a few times, until I got all the way through. I then used a slightly bigger drill bit to make the hole bigger, and screwed a self tapping sheet metal screw part of the way into the hole. I then used a hair drier to heat the area while I wiggled the screw till the caps came out. Sounds like a lot of trouble, and it was. But I didn't break anything. These caps are GLUED in place, with something similar to super glue. It is very easy to break the carb casting trying to pull them out. Some extra time and patience here can prevent some very expensive damage. Jerry.
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