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Removing carbs?

Just got a bike, previous owner had it stored for 2 years with fuel in it. I need to remove the carbs for cleaning, and I probably have to replace the fuel hoses too. How do I remove the carbs? I could probably get them out through trial and error, but I want to remove them while messing with the bike as little as possible. Also, if I do have to replace the fuel/ vaccum hoses, what size do I get? Thanks.
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Just got a bike, previous owner had it stored for 2 years with fuel in it. I need to remove the carbs for cleaning, and I probably have to replace the fuel hoses too. How do I remove the carbs? I could probably get them out through trial and error, but I want to remove them while messing with the bike as little as possible. Also, if I do have to replace the fuel/ vaccum hoses, what size do I get? Thanks.
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When removing carbs:
The front cylinder carb/cylinder rubber boot will REMAIN ATTACHED to the cylinder head during removal of carb assembly.
Front Cylinder: Loosen the boot carb-side clamp screw ONLY… of the front cylinder carb/cylinder rubber boot. This rubber boot will REMAIN on Cylinder Head ! (see Figure 10)
Rear Cylinder: Loosen the boot cylinder-side clamp screw ONLY …of the rear cylinder carb/cylinder rubber boot. This rubber boot will REMAIN on carb!
Carefully re-install carb assembly. I found it easier to get the front cylinder re-connected first, then re-connect the rear….double check to ensure boots are properly installed/aligned & completely sealed !
*** Note: There ARE alignment tabs for the boots !
Note: You can get lower priced internal carb parts like floats and diaphragms at an Arctic Cat snowmobile dealer...
same CVK34 carb...just so's ya know…__________________

*** Do Not mix the boots up.... Only one way when reattaching to engine cylinder heads. Might be a good idea to mark them with paint or fingernail polish.

I utilized clear hose purchased from a Hardware Store... 3/16" Vacuum - -5/16" Fuel.
1/4" Regular Fuel hose will also work.


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First, get a Clymer manual so that you have clear pictures, and a detailed walk through. Second, Google search the procedure, it will link you back to relevant posts on this forum. Third, research the "ear shave".... it is basically the removal, replacement of the stock air filters/boxes with pods. It involves removing the plastic air housing under the tank which GREATLY improves the chance that you will get the carbs back in without shooting the bike.

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First, get a Clymer manual so that you have clear pictures, and a detailed walk through. Second, Google search the procedure, it will link you back to relevant posts on this forum. Third, research the "ear shave".... it is basically the removal, replacement of the stock air filters/boxes with pods. It involves removing the plastic air housing under the tank which GREATLY improves the chance that you will get the carbs back in without shooting the bike.
....more great advice !

'86 VN750 13,700 mi -Stock
-Purchased 2008 w/8800mi
Replaced ALL Cables . Kuryakyn LED Voltmeter
SilverStar Ultra 9003/HB2 H4 Headlamp, Jardine Fwd Controls,
Iridiums DPR7EIX-9 & Wires, Tuxedo Mod, Coil Mod, P/U Sensor Mod, Fork Seals,
Splines Lubed - 11/4/2012 - MF AGM Battery
Additional Flashing LED Brake Light on Trunk
Dampers went out @ 13+K !
After TOC MCCT's..... so amazingly quiet I discovered a rattling heat shield on my stock exhaust !
...have a vulcan good day!
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yea, trying to replace the carbs with the surge tank (plastic air box) in place will make you want to grab a gun. Removing the surge tank will make getting the carbs out easier and my bike runs better without it.

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