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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-15-2007, 11:58 AM Thread Starter
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I was looking at my carbs and I think I found the lead caps that the fuel/air mixture screws are hidden behind. The question is...how do I remove the lead caps?

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I was looking at my carbs and I think I found the lead caps that the fuel/air mixture screws are hidden behind. The question is...how do I remove the lead caps?

oh yeah, the bike is an '04 vn750
Not dumb at all. The answer is 'very carefully." I used a tiny drillbit and gently worked my way into the lead - I think the screw is located probably no more than about 5-6mm behind the plug. Since the lead is soft, you can work the drill with very little pressure - I stopped when the bit had clearly bottomed out on the screw.

If you can get the hole started, shouldn't be a problem to then pop out the plug.

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I used a tiny flathead screwdriver and put it just on the edge of the cap and tapped on it til I had the edge of the screwdriver blade poked through then I just pryed the cap off with the screwdriver. Didn't poke it in the middle so I made sure I didn't hit the brass screw.

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You think you found them, or are quite confident you found them?
Would hate to have ya poke a hole in the wrong thing!
Here's a couple pics Dianna posted of the air mix screw locations, just to be sure........

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[QUOTE=hyperbuzzin;27657]You think you found them, or are quite confident you found them?
Would hate to have ya poke a hole in the wrong thing!
Here's a couple pics Dianna posted of the air mix screw locations, just to be sure........

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Good call, Tim!

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You don't need a drill, you can just use the bit with your fingers.
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You think you found them, or are quite confident you found them?
Would hate to have ya poke a hole in the wrong thing!
Here's a couple pics Dianna posted of the air mix screw locations, just to be sure........

Right Screw


Left Screw
thanks for the pics...now I am sure that I found them......Stan

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