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post #1 of 30 (permalink) Old 10-20-2007, 06:46 PM Thread Starter
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removing carbs/much frustration

sorry in advance everyone. this post will serve no useful purpose other than allow me to vent. for the past three hours i've been trying to remove my carburetors for cleaning/rebuilding. all cables/hoses are unattached, i just can't work the carbs out through the right side of the bike. the rubber hose attached to the front carb/cylinder is supposed to remain attached to the cylinder; the rubber hose attached to the rear carb/cylinder is supposed to remain attached to the carb. unfortunately, in the process of working the carbs out, the rear hose became unattached from the carb and remains attached to the cylinder. this is what is preventing me from removing the carbs and despite my best efforts, i'm unable to work the extremely short hose off of the rear cylinder. this is ridiculous.

i'm sweaty, hungry, and completely frustrated. i'm taking a break because if i don't, i know i'm going to break something.

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post #2 of 30 (permalink) Old 10-20-2007, 07:38 PM
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What you did was a good Idea. You most likely would have broke something, soon. My bike is a lot newer and I have no knowlage of what you are having a problem with. I am sure somebody will jump in and give you some good advice. I have not had any major problems at this time. My most aggressive job so far was to lube the splines, and some modes that you can see in my ID to the left. Lots of luck with the complete removel.

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Hey, Paul - I never can pull the carbs and get the boots to stay where they're supposed to stay, and come off where they're supposed to let go. So don't fret too much about that - that's an easy fix when you reinstall.

Two thoughts on getting the carbs past that boot: one is you can still pull the boot off the engine block if you can get in there to loosen the clamp between the boot and block. As I say, it's easy enough to reinstall. You might also make sure to pull the clamp that was holding the boot onto the carb - sometimes, that metal band offers just enough resistance that you can't pull the carb past the boot. Oh, and thirdly, relax when you're trying to work the carb out - it's weird, but that's definitely one of those things that the more you force it, the harder it is.

Good luck!! (And good job stepping away from the bike! )

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i rejetted my bike by myself about a month ago. my problem wasnt takin the carbs out its puttin em back in. good luck man

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yeah that air box is a pita to work around. you might want to think of shaving while you have the carbs out (well almost). it makes things alot easier to get them back in.
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can anyone tell me what this part is?

no... it's not a mechanical heart! they are my carburetors [please note how they are in fact _out_ of my bike]! finally got them out with much twisting and prying. for anyone attempting this... the rear boot which attaches the carb to the rear cylinder was pretty much stuck onto the cylinder. my bike is a 91, so apparently over the past 16 years it's been fried onto the cylinder. it really required a lot of working and prying with a flathead to get it off. once it's out of the way, some careful maneuvering and a few twists helped to get the carbs out.

thanks to everyone who offered words of encouragement. appreciate it, as always. i'm sure i'll be back when i'm trying to get these suckers back in. i ordered new gaskets, o-rings, and diaphragms... plan to clean them thoroughly over the next week. thanks again everyone!
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Just be sure to line up the little bumps on the boots with the bumps on the intake pipes. If you don't, the carbs wont' seat properly and it becomes a nightmare to try and get it to run right. Don't ask me how I know this!!!

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Well done! Holler when you're ready to reinstall - there's an art to that as well.
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Zen and the art of VN750 carb removal and installation.

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the saga continues...

during the initial stages of carb disassembly this evening i stripped a screw. badly. beyond salvation, i'm afraid. i'm going to take a trip to home depot tomorrow to see what sorts of fun 'stripped screw removal kits' they carry. those things exist, right? 'stripped screw removal kits'? fun ones, i hope?

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