removing carb runners (intakes)


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removing carb runners (intakes)

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This is a long time "slick"trick I learned when replacing the rubber tines on our industrial lawnsweepers.

Any rubber parts that are tight fitting such as carb runners on a GL1000 or handle bar grips are easly removed and installed, if you lift the rubber and spray brake clean under it. YES I said brake clean.

I have been doing this for many years now and it is the very best way to remove and install rubber parts. Today I removed my intake runners from my 75 GL1000 and polished the dickens out of them and the carb domes. they shine like chrome WOW !

Sprayed them with brake clean and they slide off easly and back on even easier.

Give it a try, and you will never use silicone again, The nice thing about brake clean is, in a few minutes it is dry , with no residue. silicone leaves a residue.

And I put my new grips on the same way, without any glues. once the brake clean dries the rubber is so clean it will not move.


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Re: removing carb runners (intakes)

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Great tip, ty for posting it. Air pressure works good on grips but not on carb runners. So nice new tip for me.
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Be very careful though. Brake cleaner on engine paint and bye bye paint.
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Re: removing carb runners (intakes)

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that is so true. good thing my intake runners were on the bench with the carbs.
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Post by dingdong »

scotterichmond wrote:that is so true. good thing my intake runners were on the bench with the carbs.
Logic! Who needs logic? ;)


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