Carbs just won't come out!!!!


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Carbs just won't come out!!!!

Postby stancotreau » Thu Apr 14, 2011 6:48 am



I have to remove the carbs for cleaning from my 1981 Interstate.

I have them all disconnected and the false tank off.... the just won't come out. Left side or right side they hit the frame. Does the tank have to come out to get the carbs out?? any tricks for doing this?

thanks in advance
Stan



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Re: Carbs just won't come out!!!!

Postby landisr » Thu Apr 14, 2011 7:55 am

My buddy just did this on his 83. He removed his 'fake tank' panels, and also said he had to remove the carb 'tops' and slides from the right side (as you're sitting on the bike) carbs before the assembly would come out to the left. He also removed all 4 carb intake runners or tubes.

Hope this helps.

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Re: Carbs just won't come out!!!!

Postby WingAdmin » Thu Apr 14, 2011 3:06 pm

You need to remove the #1 and #3 (right side) air chamber covers, and you should then be able to wiggle them out the left side of the bike.

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Re: Carbs just won't come out!!!!

Postby pbecker » Sat Apr 16, 2011 8:19 am

the manual says they come out with the covers on. I was able to do it that way. They need to come out the left side.

Good luck

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Re: Carbs just won't come out!!!!

Postby digr » Sun May 01, 2011 12:41 pm

They will come out the left side, but when they do try to remember how so you can get them back int, but you won't :shock: Good luck

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Re: Carbs just won't come out!!!!

Postby badwench » Tue Aug 30, 2011 11:17 am

I too could not see how to get the carbs out. But as I looked at what I now know are the # 1 and 3 covers I could see they had to be removed. Took them off ( after marking each) and everything slid right out. Now I have to find the secret of removing the intake tubes-- could someone point me in the right direction. BTW, Great site. This is my 1st Honda, no motorcycle, I've had in over 45 years +. The last was a Honda 305 Dream! I picked this 80 up for 4 hundred and body is in great shape. Has been stored inside since 1998. Gas tank needs cleaning, and going to clean carbs., may go ahead and change timing belt.

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Re: Carbs just won't come out!!!!

Postby littlebeaver » Tue Aug 30, 2011 5:25 pm

badwench wrote:I too could not see how to get the carbs out. But as I looked at what I now know are the # 1 and 3 covers I could see they had to be removed. Took them off ( after marking each) and everything slid right out. Now I have to find the secret of removing the intake tubes-- could someone point me in the right direction. BTW, Great site. This is my 1st Honda, no motorcycle, I've had in over 45 years +. The last was a Honda 305 Dream! I picked this 80 up for 4 hundred and body is in great shape. Has been stored inside since 1998. Gas tank needs cleaning, and going to clean carbs., may go ahead and change timing belt.

I'm no expert but I can tell you what I do, I loosen all intake clamps, then I block up underneath the carb body with a few small pieces of wood so when you lift up a little to pull out the intakes it falls back at the same height it was, works nicely for me or you could used a clean rag bunched up under it, after the intakes are removed, I remove the two carb caps on the fuel pump side of the engine and the springs and that piston thingy with that needle looking thing attached ha ha and put them in the proper place not to get mixed up, then just hold your mouth right and guide it out gently.. I've done this a good 30 times now..There is one thing most guys forget to tell you, after you remove those intakes, put something in the port holes like a paper towel or clean rag because if you drop one of those screws off the carb caps down there it will make a simple project harder..That's a must...




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