It was mid-seventies here yesterday so I was motivated even though I have a bad case of bronchitis to start this tear down.
But its stockshow here in Fort Worth so anytime the next few days or so the weather will reverse!!!
Jim Martino's website regarding the carb removal on his wing has been very helpful so far. Hopefully is pics on the carb disassembly will be as hopefully.
Id'ing everything with pics is on the the list but thinking colored tape of some variety. This bike has never has the air cleaner off. Meaning the bottom half of the air cleaner that is attached to the carburetors. Its my first rodeo from there down....as I indicated earlier. The interesting thing I have found is all the hoses are original and are NUMBERED!!!!
The only other item after reassembly will be to re-plumb my bypassed auto shutoff valve. I need to examine the vacuum line to it. I think that may have been the cause of some of my issues from a few years back that led me to bypass it. The hoses have a light dusting of dirt on them typical for the bike age. Will examine each hose after carb removal.
As for cleaning the carbs I do not want to use Chem-tool carb cleaner. While yes it works, its horribly stinky and the odor just clings to everything. SO going to get a crock pot and boil them in distilled water for several hours then blow out with compressed air. Unless someone else has a better idea on cleaning agent. Let me know.
Well, if they're numbered, aren't you a lucky dog. I've heard folks on here referring to hoses by a number, but thought that was the parts identification number, not a number physically on the hose. Hope you can photograph them with all their numbers showing, while in place. An alternative for any other lines/wires you might need to number, would be masking tape, with numbers written on the tape with a Sharpie pen. Good luck. Glad it's not me.....yet
One other thing, from the guy with probably the least experience in this area
If you replace any hoses with sharp bends, they are probably preformed hoses. It might pay to get the OEM replacement for those, as regular stock hose will have a tendency to kink in a sharp turn. And keep in mind these are 'vacuum' hoses, meaning they are subject to 'collapsing' pressure by the vacuum applied. So, structural strength (wall thickness) and rigidity is important to avoid having one restrict under vacuum, especially in a hard turn.
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