Rubber Boots from manifold to carbs?


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Rubber Boots from manifold to carbs?

Postby tunaboy » Sun Apr 07, 2013 10:49 am



Is there any type of lube that I could put on the rubber boot that attaches from the intake manifold to the carburetor? They are tuff to force on and I was wondering if I could use something that would make it easier to slide on and not damage the rubber sleeve.

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Re: Rubber Boots from manifold to carbs?

Postby SteveB123 » Sun Apr 07, 2013 11:01 am

I used some silicone spray to ease them on.
Helps if they're at least room temp, too.
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Re: Rubber Boots from manifold to carbs?

Postby trashtruck » Sun Apr 07, 2013 11:45 am

when installing the rubber gaskets around the windshields for the older cars, i found regular dish soap to be a good lubricant. i dont know if that would be advisable around carbs though.
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Re: Rubber Boots from manifold to carbs?

Postby WINGER3 » Sun Apr 07, 2013 6:23 pm

tunaboy wrote:Is there any type of lube that I could put on the rubber boot that attaches from the intake manifold to the carburetor? They are tuff to force on and I was wondering if I could use something that would make it easier to slide on and not damage the rubber sleeve.

tuna


A lot of guys use WD40, I have found that if I put only the rubber part that goes onto the carb. in hot water for a couple min. it will slip on much easier, make sure you grease the O rings so they stay in the grove, I also grease the bottom of the O ring so it will slide on the head as you push the boot onto the carb. You do not want the O ring to end up in the intake. Hope this will help.

PS. almost forgot to tell you to wipe inside with paper towel and add WD40 while hot, it will slip right on.
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Re: Rubber Boots from manifold to carbs?

Postby tunaboy » Tue Apr 09, 2013 11:09 am

Got the rack back on the 1100 10 minuets ago. Got to do the choke and throttle cables before I get it all the way in but at least I am in the glide path to bolt 'em down. As far as the rubber boots sliding on the carbs the hot water bath worked the best. In one year a first took the carbs off and then back on and then off again and now back on. It is a little easier now but from the time I brought the rack to the bike until I had them in position to bolt them down was about 1.5 hours. At the shop that I trust the 1.5 hours would be $140. I have changed the gas filter, spark wires and caps and as soon as I can get it started and somewhat running I plan to pull the radiator do the hoses, the thermostat, coolant and the big one the belts.

Still cold and raining here in Wisconsin but the weather has to change soon. Finding the Goldwing sites has been a GREAT help.

Thanks to all. Doing these repairs buy trial and error would have trashed my bike long ago.

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Re: Rubber Boots from manifold to carbs?

Postby tunaboy » Mon Apr 15, 2013 3:12 pm

It seems that I should have the manifolds removed before pulling the carbs. Getting the manifolds back on after the install would be pretty easy by heating up the rubber sleeves in hot water. Do you pull the manifolds before removing the rack? They seem pretty tight. Any tips on removing the manifolds while the carbs are still in place would be appreciated.




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