The carb linkage on my barn queen is frozen. I took the carbs off the bike in hopes of getting things freed up.
I found some PB Blaster at MPE. But man, did I screw up.
I removed the intake tubes and did a "feel around". The inner butterflies were moving pretty smoothly on all carbs. The outer butterflies were "frozen".
I sprayed the PB all around the outer butterflies and let it set for a couple hours. When I returned, the PB had drained past the butterflies. However, they were still frozen!!
This is where it gets bubba....
I thought that if I just "tapped" them a little, with the soft end of a very, very small screwdriver, I could help them to move. W-R-O-N-G
Now, not only do I have 4 carbs with outboard butterflies that still don't move, I also have 4 "BENT!!!" butterflies.
So, it looks like major surgery is in order. I need to order 4 carb rebuild kits (wife will like that - NOT), and find good instructions.
I have a Clymer's manual. Do you think that is good enough? I have yet to find any step-by-step instructions for a GL1100, only for the GL1000.
Do you think that I can flatten the butterflies back when the carbs are torn apart?
If not, anybody got some extras laying around ?