Anyone of you ever separate the top half from bottom half of the carb? There are 4 allen head bolts, with locktite, holding the two pieces together. I believe it is Yamabond (the stuff to put between your case halves upon re-assembly) acting as a gasket between the two carb halves. Why in the world, you should ask, would I want to do such a thing...??? Three reasons: 1 - I would like to rotate the brass fuel inlet 90 degrees to allow my oversize ACERBIS tank to draw off the entire tank >> Right now, because of the loop in the line, I lose the bottom 2" - 3" on BOTH SIDES (dual petcocks) of the tank. I don't know if disassembly will allow me to do this, but Hey, what the heck!! 2 - Also, as posted by myself earlier, I would like to fill in the old octopus air line nipple w/ soldier to completely eliminate any possible air leak potential WITHOUT crapping up the piot air matrix w/ soldier (like completely block the ckt). 3 - Plus, being a "Curious George", I WANT to do it!