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Offline pritchard1921

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Refitting 500/4 Carbs
« on: March 02, 2011, 06:39:09 PM »
Hi everyone. Probably an old question but when putting carbs back on do I fit them to inlet manifold rubbers 1st and then put air box rubbers on to carbs and air box. Any help and advice would be welcome. Cheers

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Re: Refitting 500/4 Carbs
« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2011, 06:52:41 PM »
Yes.

Feed them in from the right hand side (when sitting on the bike) and waggle them onto the inlet rubbers.

Then fit the airbox chamber.

Works for me.
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Re: Refitting 500/4 Carbs
« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2011, 07:16:34 PM »
Thanks I will give that a go. Cheers.

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Re: Refitting 500/4 Carbs
« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2011, 09:09:52 AM »
I find it best to leave the rubber air inlets completely off; then mount the carbs to the engine cyl.hd. alloy inlets first.
Soak the ruber inlets in a jug of hot/boiling water to soften them (at this time of year), then with either cyl 2 or 3 first, carefully scrunch the rubber intake and 'just manipulate' it over the carb intake throat, then onto the air filter manifold box.
It is very 'fiddly' but you will develop the technique.
Sometimes having a BLUNT screw driver or narrow spatulata often helps.
Good luck
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Re: Refitting 500/4 Carbs
« Reply #4 on: June 28, 2011, 01:32:53 AM »
Best method I found was to remove all the engine bolts except the lower rear, the engine can now tilt forward and it allows the carbs to be fitted with little fuss. Of course this works much better when you've had the engine out otherwise your removing exhaust etc as well.
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