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Pulling carbs is like pulling teeth

So I am trying to pull the carbs off this 96 F3. Not knowing too much about the bike. I have no idea when the last time anything came apart. I am thinking that the rubber boots from head to carb are super hard and no longer pliable. Any one have any suggestions as to how I go about getting the carbs off. ? Is there a way to soften the boots. Or do I just pull and tear and replace boots. ?

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Re: Pulling carbs is like pulling teeth

If they’re original they probably are a little petrified. On my 93 900RR I got into the habit of only loosening the clamp that attaches the insulator (rubber boot) to the head, thus giving me a little bit of leverage to rock them back and forth and eventually free them from the head. You aren’t experiencing anything out of the ordinary. They are a BEAR to get off, especially at this age (them, not you).

That being said, I know there is even less room to maneuver on the 600’s. I generally recommend a heat gun to try and warm them up a bit, but if you're serious about making it easier for next time, I would just cut them and replace with new ones. One thing I’ve learned about these old girls is that you’re never into the carbs just once.
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Re: Pulling carbs is like pulling teeth

Thanks Ian .. I was thinking that cutting them would be the best idea.. they could be 30+ yrs old and no sense dealing with old hard rubber..
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Re: Pulling carbs is like pulling teeth

Finally got the carbs off. Was able to save the boots so that?s a good thing. Opening up the float bowls showed just how long this thing sat.
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Re: Pulling carbs is like pulling teeth

Carbs are back on and doing a test fire. Have some things that I need to check out. But at least it runs. Runs crappy. But it runs.
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Well done matey
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Carbs are back on and doing a test fire. Have some things that I need to check out. But at least it runs. Runs crappy. But it runs.
Don't know if its just the video sound quality or not, but sounds like a twin, or triple at best lol - spray some brake cleaner on each header to see if they're all firing properly. A nice hot header will flash burn the cleaner clean off. Or, use a laser infrared temp taker

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Re: Pulling carbs is like pulling teeth

great you got her started, by the sounds of it I think your main jets are still blocked, is say this because when you tried to rev it it died, I had the same issue with a blade I was/am rebuilding
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Don't know if its just the video sound quality or not, but sounds like a twin, or triple at best lol - spray some brake cleaner on each header to see if they're all firing properly. A nice hot header will flash burn the cleaner clean off. Or, use a laser infrared temp taker

Either way, one step closer to being ridden

Thanks Ian it has been noted as a thing to do.. getting it started was the main step in the process for me .. knowing that it will run was my main goal.. Time permitting I will get around to checking.
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great you got her started, by the sounds of it I think your main jets are still blocked, is say this because when you tried to rev it it died, I had the same issue with a blade I was/am rebuilding
Thanks for the reply Jon. I know that the carbs will need to come off again so that I can re-clean them. Going to run a little injector cleaner through the carbs and hopefully it will loosen some of the stuff up .. as I noted above making sure it ran was the main goal of this exercise so that i knew it was worth continuing..

For the rest of the members who read this.. all advice will be looked at and applied where it seems that it would be helpful
I appreciate all the help and guidance

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Thanks for the reply Jon. I know that the carbs will need to come off again so that I can re-clean them. Going to run a little injector cleaner through the carbs and hopefully it will loosen some of the stuff up .. as I noted above making sure it ran was the main goal of this exercise so that i knew it was worth continuing..

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Good idea Bernard, when you reclean them, pull a strand of wire out of a wire brush and push it through the main jets, its a very small hole so doesn't take much to block it but the wire is thin enough to go through it
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Re: Pulling carbs is like pulling teeth

I know this is late but use fishing line instead of wire. You can use different sizes and it wont scratch.
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