Remove cooling fans for better access removing carbs?


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amsoilguy
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Remove cooling fans for better access removing carbs?

Post by amsoilguy » Mon Sep 09, 2013 3:41 pm



Has anyone done this? I have read that some have but have also read that they are a bear to get back in.

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Re: Remove cooling fans for better access removing carbs?

Post by ct1500 » Tue Sep 10, 2013 12:21 am

No need at all to remove fans prior to carbs and is a waste of time.

Biggest pain in the neck is the R & R of the coolant lines at base of the front, have the carbs loosened from the mounting insulators pull up a bit and tilt rack back a little to get your paw in.

If doing carb work use your posi-drive screwdrivers from tool kit to break them down.
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Re: Remove cooling fans for better access removing carbs?

Post by amsoilguy » Tue Sep 10, 2013 7:48 am

Thanks ct, I've been trying to read as many posts as I could about this and only saw one or two that mentioned removing them. The Honda manual doesn't so I appreciate the confirmation and the reminder of using the Honda screwdrivers.
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Re: Remove cooling fans for better access removing carbs?

Post by cycletraderman » Fri Nov 01, 2013 3:33 pm

If you look in the side vent where the cooling fan is, you will see a small rubber stopper shaped like a D except longer. if you remove this you can stick a screwdriver to loosen the carb socket screw. It is an access hole! Trick for the cooling lines is a long set of needle nose pliars with bent tips. A small amount of dielectric grease makes carb sockets and coolant lines slide into position easily and with confidence. Clamps hold everything on nicely.

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Re: Remove cooling fans for better access removing carbs?

Post by amsoilguy » Fri Nov 01, 2013 3:49 pm

Appreciate the advice. I finally resolved my idling and hesitation issues by taking it to a local independent shop. He got the bike running great and his shop charges were very reasonable.


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