I'd rather be riding
Robinson, Art (ON15)
art.robinson at honeywell.com
Mon Jun 11 05:16:41 PDT 2007
All good stuff! I use a long Allen wrench which I hook inside the boots
to help them over the connections on the cylinder head.
Art in TO
I'm just in the process of changing my exhaust system. Do you really
have to drain oil and coolant or is there a work around? Any help out
there would be appreciated.
From: James Keefover [mailto:jkeefover at swansonindustries.com]
Sent: Monday, June 11, 2007 8:05 AM
To: gpzlist at micapeak.com
Subject: RE: I'd rather be riding
I don't have much to offer but I have been through this a couple of
ago and I sympathize. A couple things.. It's really hard to do with
set of hands (my hands anyway), have someone help from the other side.
a film of oil on the mating surfaces of the boots and carbs so they
into each other more easily (there's probably something better to use
oil). Don't slide the carbs down the boots on the engine side as far as
they will go, it's hard to get the airbox boot on after that. Don't
anything until everything is in place. And finally if you have a tool
reach down in between the middle carbs to "unfold" the boots where they
over it helps. A long flat screwdriver with the end bent 90 degrees
From: Bill M. [mailto:willm97 at znet.com]
Sent: Monday, June 11, 2007 1:43 AM
Subject: I'd rather be riding
Fellow Motorcycle Enthusiasts
I haven't been riding too much lately, but when I did the bike just
to idle properly.
Well it got so bad that the bike would just die at idle. It ran really
I figured that my lack of riding had let the gas clog up the passages in
Based on others accounts I got some of this Seafoam stuff to hopefully
Well, you can probably guess that since I am writing this it didn't
So I checked into cost of having someone other than me clean them. $300
more than reasonable. So right now I have on my bench what I hoped I
never see there-
all my carbs.
Prior to pulling them I drained the bowls into a jar. There were little
silvery flakes in the gas.
I do have a filter in the line.
I pulled the top and bottom from one of the carbs and everything really
looks pretty clean.
No sticky varnish like I expected. The vacuum diaphram looks OK. The
jet's tiny central
hole was a little dirty, but not plugged.
So here's the plan- I hope to not have to disassemble the whole
I am going to pull out the jets and diaphrams and blow carb cleaner
all of the passages
and make sure everything is clear. I think this will fix the problem.
Then the part I am dreading- putting the carbs back in. It was a royal
getting them out.
Any advice before I start (and have to resort to saying bad words and
I'm most worried about getting the aircleaner boots back on properly.
95 not-so-fast at the moment GPZ
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