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.
'86 VN750 13,700 mi -Stock
-Purchased 2008 w/8800mi
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 !
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