Removing the carbs? -
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-03-2006, 01:26 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 544
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Removing the carbs?

I was all set to wrench a little on the bike. I was going to:

1. Replace in-line fuel filter (as manual suggests for 20k miles)
2. Replace spark plugs
3. Measure valve clearances.

I took the airbox off and got 1 and 2 done (after much work since its the first time i've ever opened up a bike)... but then when I looked at how many hoses were connected to the carbs and the fact that the throttle cable was connected to it (i've never messed with that)... I got discouraged and didn't bother.

My question: How much of a pain in the butt is it to take off the carb assembly and check the valves?

Also: Why is it such a pain in the ass to get the stupid main vents connected and clamped to the airbox? I spent over an hour just doing that after I got done :
TarzanBoy is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-03-2006, 02:45 PM
Buttsecks kthx
EvO's Avatar
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Manc...but im still a Brum
Posts: 4,284
Feedback Score: 3 reviews
it all seems a little daunting at first doesnt it. All i can say is read some more, then when your confident, detach everything and come to the board for help on reassembly....thats what i did.

Those clamps on the airbox can be a pain in the ass. After the airbox is removed the clamp screws holding the carbs are a pain too.

The throttle cable is easy, take a pic of the adjusters, then loosen them, pop them out.

this should assist.

To check your valve clearances will be a bigger pain in the ass compared to throttle cables.....if you still want to do it let me know and i can give the pages from the service manual.

I work HARD for the money

EvO is offline  
post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-04-2006, 01:19 AM Thread Starter
Senior Member
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 544
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
I have the service manual. Some of the drawings suck though because they dont' always show you which side of the bike things are on.
TarzanBoy is offline  
post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-04-2006, 03:15 AM
Self Proclaimed Genius
ochlocracy's Avatar
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Sarasota & Naples FL
Posts: 5,512
Feedback Score: 10 reviews
Send a message via AIM to ochlocracy Send a message via MSN to ochlocracy Send a message via Yahoo to ochlocracy Send a message via Skype™ to ochlocracy
It's really easy to remove the carbs, a lot easier then the throttle bodies on a 03.

(Telling you from 3 year old memory) Just get in there, there are 2 coolant hoses, 2 airbox hoses (prob already dissconnected) remove the 10mm nut on the throttle cable thingy to remove them, and then remove the clutch cable. Also dissconnect the TPS sensor wire. To get them out of the boots holding them into the engine, pull up until they are free.

Then look in the how-to section for my how-to on checking valve clearences.
ochlocracy is offline  
Sponsored Links

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome