draining carbies


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loopy
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Motorcycle: 1985 1200 interstate

draining carbies

Postby loopy » Wed Dec 18, 2013 5:43 am



Hello All
I wish to put some "Seafoam" through my carbies on my 1200 and let it sit overnight to loosen up dirty particles.
Any thoughts of how I can drain the carbies so I can fill with "Seafoam" then drain "Seafoam" out once it has done it's job.
I don't believe I can run the engine when carbies full of seafoam so I need to drain and refill with fuel prior to re starting.



rzaugg
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Location: Cedar Rapids, Ia
Motorcycle: 1984 GL1200 Aspencade
1989 GL1500 Aspencade

Re: draining carbies

Postby rzaugg » Wed Dec 18, 2013 2:05 pm

Each carb has it's own drain screw. It is straight inside of the intake tube that is bolted to the cylinder head. The left sides are pointed slightly toward the front of the bike, and so forth, the right side are toward the rear. It is a straight blade driven, recessed screw and does not need to be removed completely, only loosened. If nothing comes out after a turn or two, the drain hole may be plugged.

loopy
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Location: Australia
Motorcycle: 1985 1200 interstate

Re: draining carbies

Postby loopy » Wed Dec 18, 2013 3:26 pm

Thank you for this info. Can I get to the drain screws easily - in other words do I need to remove anything to get to them.

rzaugg
Posts: 88
Joined: Tue Oct 01, 2013 10:04 pm
Location: Cedar Rapids, Ia
Motorcycle: 1984 GL1200 Aspencade
1989 GL1500 Aspencade

Re: draining carbies

Postby rzaugg » Sun Dec 22, 2013 10:05 pm

you could get away with just taking the chrome shields under the lower fairing, but I usually take the whole lower fairing off any time I am doing anything with the engine, if I can't see it as a small problem, then it becomes a big problem.




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