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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 03-21-2012, 09:39 PM Thread Starter
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Carbs are out, finally

After 3 weeks of tinkering with getting the carbs out I realized lastnight they wouldn't come out without removing the choke cable (an instruction I overlooked). They came out within the hour after removing the choke cable.

Now they are out I can clean the carbs. The question is do I go back stock and mess with the surge tank and the ducts of which if I had that much trouble taking the carbs out with the ducts out of the way, how in the world am I going to get them back in with the ducts in.

Which brings me to shaving the ears? I don't have a problem doing this but I haven't heard this bike run. It would be a pity to get it shaved and the bike has other issues.

So can y'all give me some ideas as to how to get the carbs back in with the ducts or do you put the ducts back in after the carbs are back in place (if that is possible).

I don't cuss, but those carbs brought me real close tonight.

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Putting the carbs back in with the airbox in place is really pretty easy. Tie the airbox to the frame, so it can't drop down, you then have room to get the carbs and intake manifolds back in place. Install the throttle cables before installing the carbs. Spray WD-40 on the manifold that was left on the engine, and on the carb that goes in it. Wiggle the carbs back in place. Then install the 2 carb to airbox ducts back into the airbox. they can be squeezed flat, so it is not hard getting them in. Then untie the airbox and let it drop down. Line up the two rubber ducts with the carbs, again spray everything with WD-40 to make it slippery, and slip them over the carbs. Wiggle the carbs to make sure they are properly seated, then tighten all 4 clamps.

I would suggest leaving the complete air injection system off.

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What is the air injection that you are referring to?
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