Sleeping beauty, you look like an octopus!!


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Sleeping beauty, you look like an octopus!!

Postby made2care » Sat Jun 14, 2014 11:01 am



Just to inform everyone, I have never removed carbs before and have virtually zero knowledge as to any mechanics involving any engine!!
As mentioned in a previous post, I am prepping these carbs for shipment to ca and have a few questions for those out there that have embarked on a similar venture.
1) do I need to remove all these hoses prior to shipment?
2) shop had mentioned I clean before shipping to rid of the gas smell, and some of you have mentioned to simply air out. I did open the float bowl drain screws and some Nasty crud oozed out!!
Where to spray and what to spray? that is my 2nd question
Remember guys, me looking at a carbureter is like a nun gazing at the chippendales, unchartered territory!!
Any advice would be greatly appreciated :D



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Re: Sleeping beauty, you look like an octopus!!

Postby SteveB123 » Sat Jun 14, 2014 11:05 am

Frankly, if you're not getting any response to these questions from whomever you're entrusting your carbs to, I'd be very hesitant in sending them off.
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Re: Sleeping beauty, you look like an octopus!!

Postby made2care » Sat Jun 14, 2014 12:44 pm

Called him back with more specifics and again, real nice guy. He basically said to keep all hoses on and to simply open drain screws partway, then let air out for a day.
So Monday, carbs are taking a journey out west to "the motorcycle project" :D

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Re: Sleeping beauty, you look like an octopus!!

Postby MikeB » Sun Jun 15, 2014 11:35 pm

I'd suggest taking lots of a pictures of all the hoses and how they are routed and where they land on the mototcycle. Your confession as to your knowledge with engines tells me that when the carbs return, you will have no idea where all the hoses originate from and where they are supposed to go. At that point, you will be truly lost without some sort of documentation.
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Re: Sleeping beauty, you look like an octopus!!

Postby Old Fogey » Sat Jul 05, 2014 11:19 am

MikeB wrote:I'd suggest taking lots of a pictures of all the hoses and how they are routed and where they land on the mototcycle. Your confession as to your knowledge with engines tells me that when the carbs return, you will have no idea where all the hoses originate from and where they are supposed to go. At that point, you will be truly lost without some sort of documentation.


That is excellent advice! And not just for the carbs, for any other work that you are not too sure about.

Your carbs will be in very safe hands with Mike Nixon.


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