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Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Chandler, Arizona
I've had mine off and back twice. It is time consuming, but not really difficult if you think it through. Remove anything that can possibly get in the way, except the airbox, which cannot be removed without first removing the engine. Get some rope, bungee cords, or really big zip ties, remove the tank, and tie the airbox to the frame backbone tube really tight, so it cannot move. The carbs, with the throttle cables already attached, go in fronm the right side. You cannot put the ducts that go between the airbox back on until the carbs are securely mounted to the engine. Then install them in the airbox, and untie it, letting it drop down so the ducts will line up with the carbs. Make real sure the ducts are fully seated in the airbox. I wound up having to replace the front one, because after I got the carbs back on, I noticed the flange on the duct was not completely flat against the airbox. I tried to use a screwdriver to push it into place, and poked a hole right through it. $50 down the drain.
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