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Carb mods w/ carb on bike

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Can it be done (Dave's mods) without taking the carb off. Can I just loosen the boot screws and rotate that sucker to work on it.

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Doubt you can, the breather tubes, throttle cables, etc are probably going to have to be removed to turn it anyway and by the time you do that the only step is to squeeze the filter-side rubber and slip it out. It's really not a big deal taking it off and I like the idea of standing at a bench while tinkering with the carb rather than on my knees. For what it's worth I'd just take it out.

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If the carb has been desmoged allready it will make it easy. Just keep rotateing the carb till you get one end free then it will slip right out.

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Can it be done (Dave's mods) without taking the carb off. Can I just loosen the boot screws and rotate that sucker to work on it.

It can be done if de-smogged. I have changed main jets by rotating the carb. You've disconnected everything you need to remove the carb to rotate it, so not much to be gained by not popping it out.

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I just popped out the engine, swing arm, & fuel tank , then I could reach the carb just fine. :thumbsup:

Actually, I have to agree with everyone else, just remove it. In the long run, it is way easier then trying to contort your hands into such a cramped space.

I attempted a jetting change once by just popping off the float bowl. By the time I was done cramping my hands, swearing, dropping jets, swearing, dropping float bowl screws, swearing, dropping tools, swearing, kneeling on a dropped screw and having it grind into my kneecap, swearing, and just generally being frustrated, I would have saved an hour by just removing the thing.

BTW, did I mention all the swearing? :thumbsup:

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I just popped out the engine, swing arm, & fuel tank , then I could reach the carb just fine. :thumbsup:

Actually, I have to agree with everyone else, just remove it. In the long run, it is way easier then trying to contort your hands into such a cramped space.

I attempted a jetting change once by just popping off the float bowl. By the time I was done cramping my hands, swearing, dropping jets, swearing, dropping float bowl screws, swearing, dropping tools, swearing, kneeling on a dropped screw and having it grind into my kneecap, swearing, and just generally being frustrated, I would have saved an hour by just removing the thing.

BTW, did I mention all the swearing? :thumbsup:

Remind me not to help you fix anything. :confused:

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...I like the idea of standing at a bench while tinkering with the carb...For what it's worth I'd just take it out.

I'm all about the bench, too. :thumbsup:

If you've gone as far as being able to rotate it, you might as well extract it all the way, especailly if you're going to shim the jet needle & drill the slide. :thumbsup: Then you can do the rotation method for additional jetting changes.

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but... I am just about ready to swap carbs altogether... :thumbsup:

Can I come and watch?

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Can I come and watch?

should be good for a laugh.

My best friends wife thinks it is. Whenever him and I start anything, she cringes.

She has said several times we would do better working on our own, so as to not compund the stupidity by a factor of two. :thumbsup:

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