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I bought a bike a week ago with the carb in a hundred pieces in a box. I though about putting it back together, but for the price of all the new parts I would need, I just bought a new one on ebay. New to me anyways. Long story short, I'm missing a boot and all the hoses. Can y'all help me figure out where they go while I wait for my new carb to get here? There are six hoses in all, four along the center of the carb and two on the outside of it. The outer two lines along the center, connected to the float bowl by black fittings are fuel lines right? I assume they connect to the petcock, but does it matter in which order they connect? Do I need a t fitting for them, maybe? Also, I'm considering an in-line fuel filer, is that a good idea?

Adjacent to the fuel lines are lines I'm not familiar with, but they do have hoses connected to a t, which connects to a black plastic thing. What do they do and where does that thing connect to? It looks like there's some clear epoxy on the line there, is that ok?

I'm pretty sure the lines on the outside are vacuum lines. Where do they connect? Should all these hoses have those little wire hose clamps all over them? The diagrams seem to think so, but there aren't clamps on the t fitting or the little plastic thing. Would regular screw down style clamps work here?

Also, my new carb isn't coming with hoses either, what type of hose should I get from autozone or wherever? BTW, cheap but functional is better than showy but functional, in my book. This is a learner bike anyway, and it's already got a bit of road rash and rust and pretty hoses are just going to lighten my wallet.
 

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I can't answer your questions directly, as I'm pretty newb myself. But I would say this, while you're in there dinking with the carbs (swapping them out) I would consider an earshave. It will make getting the carbs in and out in the future a whole lot easier AND give you a good boost in performance.

A friend of mine who is good with bikes just helped me do mine, and I love it. Just a thought since you're in there anyway... taking the carbs off this bike is such a pain you might as well consider it. If it seems too daunting for you at this juncture, then just file it away for future reference.
 

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Well, frankly, I'm cheap. Doing an ear shave is gonna cost me a dang fortune and what I'm really concerned with is getting the thing running. I can worry about going faster when I'm confident with just going, you know?
 

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Fuel lines go to petcock, any order.

The two middle lines with the tee are vents for the bowls, it goes into the hole on the backside of the right air filter housng.

Left carb vacuum goes to the backside of the petcock.

Right vacuum goes to the air valve under the seat in front of battery box.
 

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the two lines that go into the float chambers are the fuel lines ,the petcock on the tank has two outlets one goes to each side.get automotive fuel or vapor hose in the correct size for the fuel and vacuum lines at any automotive chain,the vacuum ports on the outside of the carbs go to the small barb on the petcock and the vacuum operated diaphram valve that controls the fresh air system the two big lines on that valve go to the cylinder heads,and the two other big lines on the carb ,now I am going from memory here, connect with a tee and then the one big hose goes into a hole in the back of the right air cleaner housing.That is the best I can remember I threw that crap off mine and bought the K&N's and rejetted,what tubes are you asking about the ones that go from the carbs to that big old black air box ,or from the carbs to the cylinders?
 

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Fuel lines go to petcock, any order.

The two middle lines with the tee are vents for the bowls, it goes into the hole on the backside of the right air filter housng.

Left carb vacuum goes to the backside of the petcock.

Right vacuum goes to the air valve under the seat in front of battery box.
a man of few words and he gets his point across,one thing we both left out get a manual if you don't have one.
 

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The two middle lines with the tee are vents for the bowls, it goes into the hole on the backside of the right air filter housng.
Ok, I'm looking at the bottom of my gas tank right now. The black plastic square I'm looking at attaches to the bottom of the tank. It's called the "fuel gauge cover" part # 14090-1624. Thats totally not the back of the right air filter housing. I don't even see where they would go of they do connect there. What's up with that?
 

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Ok, I'm looking at the bottom of my gas tank right now. The black plastic square I'm looking at attaches to the bottom of the tank. It's called the "fuel gauge cover" part # 14090-1624. Thats totally not the back of the right air filter housing. I don't even see where they would go of they do connect there. What's up with that?
You can connect it to that cover, that is where the older models use to connect. :beerchug:
 
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