Carb cleaning


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Carb cleaning

Postby bettybadge » Sat Jan 30, 2010 10:56 am



We just purchased a 1984 Aspencade (needs some work) and it has been setting for about 3 years. We do not want to start it until we can get the old gas removed from the tank and the carbs We would like to know if there is a simple (haha) way to remove the float bowls from the carbs without removing the carbs from the bike and everything else to get to them. We have all the plastic removed and the carbs are visable. We are trying to avoid pulling all 4 of them out and then try to get them back in sync!!!! I (don't shoot me) am a Harley Tech (but still learning) and boy oh boy this Goldwing sure has a lot of parts to remove to get to the engine!!! Any help would be greatly appreciated.... Thanks in advance guys!!!



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Re: Carb cleaning

Postby WingAdmin » Sat Jan 30, 2010 2:11 pm

The carbs really aren't that hard to remove - all four come out as a unit. You disconnect the intake headers from the head, disconnect the fuel line and the throttle cables, remove the air filter box, and then the whole carb assembly slides out. Because the carbs come out all at once, you shouldn't have to resync them just because you've removed them.

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Re: Carb cleaning

Postby bettybadge » Sat Jan 30, 2010 3:31 pm

Thank you Thank you.... This is really going to an experience for me especially after working on Harley's... I like to experiment and I think this will be a great learning experience... Thanks again :D

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Re: Carb cleaning

Postby bettybadge » Sat Jan 30, 2010 3:54 pm

ok Got everything unhooked except the cables. Where is the best place to disconnect the cables at?

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Re: Carb cleaning

Postby bettybadge » Sat Jan 30, 2010 4:18 pm

Got the cables removed but cables on the front are holding the carbs from coming out. How are those removed?

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Re: Carb cleaning

Postby bettybadge » Sat Jan 30, 2010 5:58 pm

Yeah Got em out WHOO HOOO Thanks for your input~~

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Re: Carb cleaning

Postby WingAdmin » Sat Jan 30, 2010 7:37 pm

When putting them back in, it helps to have a set of needlenose pliers with a bend at the end to get the throttle cable ends back into the bell crank.




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