help removing carbs


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help removing carbs

Postby sailorsubvet » Tue May 11, 2010 6:19 pm



well I'm in a bind. i have everything off, went to remove the caps on 1&3 carb and the screws are frozen, is there any other way to remove them ? i'm soaking the screws overnight.............



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Re: help removing carbs

Postby WingAdmin » Wed May 12, 2010 8:49 am

What are you soaking them in? I've found PB Blaster to be a very good overnight-soaking release agent. If that doesn't work, try heating the area gently (with aluminum I prefer to use a soldering gun rather than a propane torch) while applying ice to the screw, then see if it will break free - the idea being that the surrounding area expands with heat, while the screw contracts with cold.

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Re: help removing carbs

Postby RBGERSON » Wed May 12, 2010 4:30 pm

Impact driver..with the right head.
HAD LOTS OF GOLDWING 75-83
NOW INTO 1500'S..RIDING A 1998 SE

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Re: help removing carbs

Postby WingAdmin » Wed May 12, 2010 9:50 pm

RBGERSON wrote:Impact driver..with the right head.


Yep. The speedo cable set screw on my 1100 was seized something good. I tried everything I could think of to get it free, and I had started to mangle the philips head on it.

I bought this $10 impact driver - which was a deal, as it's a heavy duty piece of equipment. I set it in place, and gave it a mighty whack with a 2 pound sledge - and just like that, the screw was free.

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Re: help removing carbs

Postby mpj220 » Thu May 13, 2010 11:31 am

Once all the intake manifolds were removed on my gl1000, I was able to maneuver things and get a bite on the screw heads with a decent set of vice grips. You don't need a whole bunch of turn - just enough to crack the threads free.

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Re: help removing carbs

Postby thrasherg » Thu May 13, 2010 11:31 am

"I set it in place, and gave it a mighty whack with a 2 pound sledge - and just like that, the screw was free." and just like that the speed drive unit was free from the motorbike and already dissasembled into many small parts!! :D Seriously, an impact driver is a great bit of kit for these problems, but do remember you are dealing with weak aluminium parts so I would not suggest using big hammers for this stuff 2lbs is quite something!! Definately recomend using an impact when the bolt is in too tight (or seized) but start with a light hammer (a 1lbs or so) and work up to something bigger if after a few hits the screw hasn't moved..

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Re: help removing carbs

Postby WingAdmin » Thu May 13, 2010 1:02 pm

thrasherg wrote:"I set it in place, and gave it a mighty whack with a 2 pound sledge - and just like that, the screw was free." and just like that the speed drive unit was free from the motorbike and already dissasembled into many small parts!! :D


Oh, good point - I should mention that I had already removed the speedo drive unit from the hub, and it was sitting on a 2x6 piece of wood, on my garage floor. I had already tried a few lighter taps with no effect whatsoever other than further mangling the screw, so I figured one big whack was called for - and it worked perfectly.

thrasherg wrote:Seriously, an impact driver is a great bit of kit for these problems, but do remember you are dealing with weak aluminium parts so I would not suggest using big hammers for this stuff 2lbs is quite something!! Definately recomend using an impact when the bolt is in too tight (or seized) but start with a light hammer (a 1lbs or so) and work up to something bigger if after a few hits the screw hasn't moved..


Right - don't whack something where the piece it's bolted into could break off from whatever it's attached to. When I used it, the only thing it was doing was compressing the tab against a piece of wood - no force that would break something off.

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Re: help removing carbs

Postby tumunga » Fri May 14, 2010 4:39 pm

I just LOVE impact drivers!!


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