Join Date: May 2012
Location: St. Augustine, Florida
I can only speak from the experience of working on the vn750 carbs but perhaps the situation is similar. On our carbs you leave the rubber boot from the front carb attached to the front jug and the rear carb boot stays on the carb. Maybe try attaching the boots to the airbox side of the carbs and leaving the other side's boots on the engine and see if you can kind of wiggle it into place. Putting my carbs back in I had to twist and wiggle them to get the boots worked back on right.
Leave it to me to NOT be fond of something then end up banging it.