carb access

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carb access

Post by markliner » Mon Sep 10, 2012 3:33 pm

hi guys,
I am ready to remove the required plastic to gain access to the carbs to see if i have a split vacuum line. i have a 93 with 107000 miles. bike runs fine but at idle it has a flucuating idle . 1000 rpm to 1250 or so . Does anybody have a easy way to gain access? thanks for your help. i love this bike.

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Re: carb access

Post by robb » Mon Sep 10, 2012 7:35 pm

Might iust take off enough to get to 90 degree fittings at middle plug on each head. Very prone to crack.

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Re: carb access

Post by virgilmobile » Tue Sep 11, 2012 8:03 am

There was nothing easy on my 88.I spent 9 hours doing mine.I found 1 under the carbs,below the rubber mat,2 on the carbs,2 on each(left and right) intake runner,and another wedged into the frame on the right side going to the CCM module.
Look for any hose that has a sharp 90* bend where it hooks up.It seems to be the weakest point.
After replacing mine,I idle at 850 rpm all day.
When you pull the carbs,you will need a 18" #2 philips and a 14" needle nose to get to the lower clamps.

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