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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-07-2012, 08:49 PM Thread Starter
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Super forum here! Helped this newbie a lot!

Newbie here who just picked up a 1990 v750 really cheap at auction. Due to all the crud in the tank, I took everything apart and cleaned the carbs. The posts on here helped tremendously, thank you! I did have a bugger of a time taking the carbs out. I am attempting to re-install the carbs now that they are clean (and a clean tank finally).Does anyone have any tricks? Should I re-install the surge ducts before or after I get the carbs in? Do people normally remove the surge tank when removing/installing the carbs? I left it in when removing the carbs, but it sucked, took forever fighting with the ducts.
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First off.. Welcome to the forum!!!

Secondly.. Read this.. It should help.

https://www.vn750.com/forum/showthread.php?p=198458

For me the two biggest things were lining the boots up correctly per the manual and having a lil something help them slide together... I used WD40 but I think there is something else they recommend .. just cant find it yet.

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Welcome to the Vulcan madness Dave.
I will leave the advice on installing the carbs to those who have actually done it!!

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Thanks guys, yeah those boots are tricky, I will definitely wd40'em up!
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Newbie here who just picked up a 1990 v750 really cheap at auction. Due to all the crud in the tank, I took everything apart and cleaned the carbs. The posts on here helped tremendously, thank you! I did have a bugger of a time taking the carbs out. I am attempting to re-install the carbs now that they are clean (and a clean tank finally).Does anyone have any tricks? Should I re-install the surge ducts before or after I get the carbs in? Do people normally remove the surge tank when removing/installing the carbs? I left it in when removing the carbs, but it sucked, took forever fighting with the ducts.
Leave the ducts off until you have the carbs in, you cannot remove the surge tank with the engine in the bike, instead get it lifted as high as possible and try and tie it off to something to stop it dropping down again it gives you a little more space and helps quite a lot but it is still awkward to get them in, slot them in from the right hand side.
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