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I´m getting alot of trouble taking the carbs out of the bike without removing the airbox, which by the way seem to be imposible to remove without breaking it.
I lost my manual so Im on a dead end situation. Can any of you guys tell me how do you let out the carbs, or maybe if any kind soul please send me a copy of this specific operation on the manual?:confused:
 

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Three Ways to get the carbs out ;-)

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I´m getting alot of trouble taking the carbs out of the bike without removing the airbox, which by the way seem to be imposible to remove without breaking it.
I lost my manual so Im on a dead end situation. Can any of you guys tell me how do you let out the carbs, or maybe if any kind soul please send me a copy of this specific operation on the manual?:confused:
I don't have an airbox and can have the carbs out and back in with new jets in less than a half hour.

You should be able to get the airbox out how Cindy mentioned. Disconnect everything from the airbox, move the harness out of the way, and slide out the airbox.

Let us know where you are getting stuck.

Jon
 

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I've actually done it with and without the airbox, and find that "without" is just a whole lot easier on my psyche. Takes a little prep time, and then you gotta fool with the wiring harness, but the carbs come right out and drop back in as a result. The harness is a no-brainer on the hook-up (pin connectors are either color-coded and/or have very distinct numbers of pins), so it's not as daunting as it might sound at first.
 

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I´ll check the PDF manual before removing the apparently useless airbox.
Sliding the airbox out which goes trapped below the chasis upper bars and the engine represents a royal pain in the a$$"!. But I´m stuborn and dont want to waste it
My unproven theory is that keepin the standart configuration allows the engine to breath colder air, which should improve both mileage and engine life, plus allowing to mantain better temperatures.
 

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Getting those carbs off is an art kinda like a rubics cube.. twist here push there eventualy it will just come out.. Notice I didn't say fall out.

One thing I did was take a bar and 2x4 and use the 2x4 to pry the airbox up and shove the bar under the airbox to prop it up out of the way..

I am pulling all the airbox off and that will help I am sure.
 

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My unproven theory is that keepin the standart configuration allows the engine to breath colder air, which should improve both mileage and engine life, plus allowing to mantain better temperatures.
Pretty close! It's the still-air reservoir for the engine so that the air being drawn into the cylinders isn't moving and thereby mucking up the fuel flow (as the bike moves faster, the outside air pressure drops; if your carbs always had to compensate depending upon air flow, we'd probably all be running down the road twisting the air/fuel adjustment screws). It does a whole bunch of other things (like attenuate some of the sound resulting from engine performance; its size/volume is carefully related to the engine size to maximize power (they didn't just make the airbox that big for no reason, even though it feels like it), etc.

A much maligned feature of the motorcycle that apparently serves some pretty critical functions. :beerchug:
 
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