GL1500 Carb/Manifold Screwdriver Shank Length?


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pocketchange
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GL1500 Carb/Manifold Screwdriver Shank Length?

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I'm having a problem getting to the intake manifold fasteners and
was wondering, how long the JIS screw diver shank needs to be?
Is there something other than the overpriced 400mm #2 JIS (Vessel) ? pc



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Re: GL1500 Carb/Manifold Screwdriver Shank Length?

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I think you are trying to loosen the screws on the rubber isolators connecting the carbs to the intake manifold. I got a set of two screwdrivers, a slotted and a phillips, from Harbor Freight that worked well for me when I removed the carbs. They are extra long and more than enough for the job but they are certainly priced right.
https://www.harborfreight.com/2-piece-s ... 34253.html

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Re: GL1500 Carb/Manifold Screwdriver Shank Length?

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bellboy40 wrote:
Wed Nov 13, 2019 10:13 am
I think you are trying to loosen the screws on the rubber isolators connecting the carbs to the intake manifold. I got a set of two screwdrivers, a slotted and a phillips, from Harbor Freight that worked well for me when I removed the carbs. They are extra long and more than enough for the job but they are certainly priced right.
https://www.harborfreight.com/2-piece-s ... 34253.html
THANK YOU SIR..

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Re: GL1500 Carb/Manifold Screwdriver Shank Length?

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I also use JIS screwdrivers on my bikes. But for those rubber boot screws, the one Bellboy40 is showing will do the trick. I use the long Craftsman #2 phillips for mine because it was in the set I got years ago.

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Re: GL1500 Carb/Manifold Screwdriver Shank Length?

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I use a magnetic screwdriver with JIS bit and as many extensions I need to get me there.
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