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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 11-11-2006, 05:35 PM Thread Starter
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A novice question...

What's the purpose of removing the thermostat housing when pulling the carbs and is it necessary?

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I don't think it's necessary.
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wow Mike I just saw you live in Media PA! I have family there that I haven't seen in years.

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Hey Trash, where abouts in CT are you? Im 20 min from the NY CT border.
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i think it was to make room for the airbox to move up.. to make room.. I just pryed up on mine.. and carbs came out.

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I had to remove mine. I removed the housing, a bracket that held some electrical connectors, and pulled the wiring harness up and out the right side of the frame. It was just enough to be able to force the surge tank out. I had to do a major scrubbing on mine. Look up in there while you have the carbs out. Might be dirtier than you think. When the rubbers get older, they let in more dirt than I like to think about.

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Well then, I guess ya do have to take remove it.
Thanks for setting me straight on that Dave.


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hmm.....that could be an interesting endever (sp.).....pulling out the entire air box that is. Any tips?

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As far as I know, to remove the carbs you just have to move the surge tank up a little to have enough room to get them out. Most people that remove the surge tank (air box) don't plan on reusing it. I think they cut it up or end up destroying it to get it out. If you plan on reusing it I've read that you have to remove the engine to get it out in one piece.
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