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Post by geewhizz on Tue 01 Jan 2019, 5:03 pm

Achieveable with just the tank off? Looks like it might be a bit of a struggle to get the hose and retainer clip back on the carb join pipe. Anyone had success with this ? 

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Post by hh_12345 on Tue 01 Jan 2019, 5:42 pm

I gave it a try, but it seemed not possible or very hard to do. 

So I removed the carbs and while I was on it decided to also change the coolant and check the valve clearances, now the whole bike is in pieces. affraid Very Happy
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Post by geewhizz on Tue 01 Jan 2019, 5:59 pm

Just bought these, I think the circular nose pliers might be particularly useful. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/5X-Extra-Long-Nose-Pliers-Set-11-inch-Straight-Bent-Tip-Mechanic-Equipment-Tool/332968895625?_trkparms=aid%3D111001%26algo%3DREC.SEED%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20160908105057%26meid%3Da727275fcc9b4c86bd2d30ddfcb8b7a1%26pid%3D100675%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D15%26sd%3D332968895625%26itm%3D332968895625&_trksid=p2481888.c100675.m4236&_trkparms=pageci%3A7d59fb64-0ded-11e9-8fea-74dbd180eeea%7Cparentrq%3A0a883ce81680ac3cb48593a8ffecf638%7Ciid%3A1

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Post by hh_12345 on Tue 01 Jan 2019, 6:43 pm

Thanks! I'll be on it when the pair of feeler gauges and the torque wrench arrive.

The pliers might be helpful. What made me remove the carbs for the hose change was that I thought I would not be sure if the new hose is securely installed if they were in.
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Post by geewhizz on Tue 01 Jan 2019, 8:22 pm

I was really hoping not to take the carbs off because I’ve had numerous chunks of the bike apart this week for shim adjustments, coolant system overhaul, thread repairs and so on. Will certainly remove em if the pliers dont cut it tho. Sounds like we are on similar paths. Hopefully we’ll have a couple of sorted cbs in a few weeks !
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Post by motofan on Wed 02 Jan 2019, 9:11 am

Mr. Whizz, IMHO I think you should remove your carbs for access to the pipe union, you can then look at the throttle butterflies and tweak the balance screw til they look synced enough to start your "friend's" engine. Attatch car battery with jumper leads, remove plugs, turn engine to dry it out, put new plugs in, then start it according to the handbook, full choke NO throttle.Balance carbs when engine runs warm without choke. Might work!
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Post by Jameshambleton on Wed 02 Jan 2019, 9:55 am

Take the carbs out, it's not that much more of a job to do and will save you a massive headache.

At least then you'll also not risk snapping the plastic splitter where the fuel hose attaches, imagine if you crack it then it's carbs out and a replacement set unless you want to end up separating the carbs from each other to replace the fuel connector.
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Post by geewhizz on Wed 02 Jan 2019, 7:29 pm

‘Mr Whizz’ That made me chuckle. Thanks for the tip about visually balancing them, that makes a lot of sense, alright sounds like taking em off will be the way to go then. Definitely not worth the risk of breaking them now as I just lost most of my tool kit and all of my spare parts inc a set of carbs in a fire. Let the gentle spannering commence....

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Post by geewhizz on Thu 03 Jan 2019, 6:48 pm

James, did you say in another post that you added a longer fuel hose than standard? presumably so you can do more jobs like carb syncing while keep the tank hooked up. Do you recall how long it was? I bought a 500mm length, hopefully enough clearance to prop the tank up and poke a screwdriver in ...
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Post by ANDYC on Thu 03 Jan 2019, 9:14 pm

I used to have a longer fuel and vacuum hose which enabled me to take the seat off and put the tank where the seat would be whilst servicing the carbs/plugs/ coolant and actually be able to see what I was doing.
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Post by geewhizz on Fri 04 Jan 2019, 2:57 pm

Andy, any idea what length of hose you used to get that much clearance?
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Post by ANDYC on Fri 04 Jan 2019, 3:13 pm

I never thought about measuring to be honest. I just fitted one end to the carbs and worked out how long it needed to be.
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Post by Jameshambleton on Sat 05 Jan 2019, 6:04 pm

@geewhizz wrote:James, did you say in another post that you added a longer fuel hose than standard? presumably so you can do more jobs like carb syncing while keep the tank hooked up. Do you recall how long it was? I bought a 500mm length, hopefully enough clearance to prop the tank up and poke a screwdriver in ...

I've never changed mine I did how ever say slightly longer would eb preferable for when you're taking the tank off so it's easier refitting it to the petacock
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Post by geewhizz on Sun 06 Jan 2019, 8:41 am

Cheers, I went wild and bought a meter length of each so I recon I’ve got it covered now. The bike lives up the other end of the country so will get to it in a month or two. Gwhizz

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