Best way to remove carbs on an 1983?


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Best way to remove carbs on an 1983?

Postby mysd455 » Fri Nov 18, 2011 9:39 pm



Is there a link,webpage or info on any tricks in doing so? For the life of me I can't see how they come out without removing the gas tank.....And there's got to be a better way then that Thanks



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Re: Best way to remove carbs on an 1983?

Postby littlebeaver » Fri Nov 18, 2011 10:45 pm

I don't know if this is the best way but it's how I do it....I remove the seat, then the false tank cover, then the airbox, then I pull the spark plug covers off and get them out of the way and remove the spark plug holders or chrome hardware, then I loosen the clamps on all four intakes and then bolts on all four intakes and then I will place a large rag under the carb's body on the battery side tight, and I remove the intakes, the reason for the rag is so it does drop on you, get the left intakes off first then go around and remove the right one's, pull rag out and ease it down, now I remove the two top caps of the carbs on the right side and carefully remove the pistons and springs out of there, Note where the caps came off from.. ok, now pull out to the left side as far as you can, get your 10mm wrench in and loosen the nuts holding the two throttle cables in place and remove the cables, note how the cables are routed..Once cables are off it should come out the left side with not much problem...Might need to wiggle here and then but it comes out..Word of advise when you remove those intakes place rags into the opening right away, Good luck to ya...I also put rags in the plug area just so stuff doesn't roll down in there..Goes back in the same way..Good luck, don't ever force anything ... :D look at the cables really well too so you put those on correctly the first time..I would leave the gas tank alone it's behind everything, or do you mean the false tank?

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Re: Best way to remove carbs on an 1983?

Postby mysd455 » Sat Nov 19, 2011 9:59 am

Thank you for the info....seems like a job for a nice sunny day .......with a hammer near by.

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Re: Best way to remove carbs on an 1983?

Postby littlebeaver » Sat Nov 19, 2011 6:43 pm

mysd455 wrote:Thank you for the info....seems like a job for a nice sunny day .......with a hammer near by.

:lol: :lol: :lol: Very good, if you think you need a hammer get a 16 lb sledge, that's do it... :lol: :lol:

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Re: Best way to remove carbs on an 1983?

Postby RexAubrey » Sat Nov 19, 2011 8:34 pm

Once you remove the intakes you will see it is easy to get the carbs out and back in. I removed mine without taking the intakes off but that included a lot of language the neighbors did not need to hear :D
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Re: Best way to remove carbs on an 1983?

Postby dogdoggybob » Mon Nov 21, 2011 9:54 am

+1 to everything lilbeav and everyone else has said.

the hardest part(s) - that takes the most finesse is wiggling the carbs out after the intakes and the caps are removed You will think 'how the hell do these come out' but if I recall you need to angle them up at the front a bit. the crash bars and the lowers out of the way help. that metal shroud next to the lowers is in the way a little but you can just tweak it out of the way a little and it will come out. that's if it is an interstate/aspy

the other thing is taking off and putting on the cables. if you can get them on started before you totally push the carbs into place the better. I have a bent 10mm wrench that helps. you will eventually develop your own way of doing it. I've done it probably 10 times now on different GL's.

I admit it is not my favorite task, but one thing at a time and it isn't that bad. YOu do have to have step back if it gets frustrating otherwise you will use the hammer. :)

Beats paying someone to do it.

I put the intakes on after the carb rack is in it's location

Are you going to rebuild?




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