That is insane!Got them off finally. Blow torch. Used a natural gas torch (Mappro would've probably been too much). Just kept going over all four carbs rubber gasket from the bottom with the torch, pressing down with my body weight on the top of the carbs to slowly peel them away from the engine... Took a few minutes of fire+whatever. Eventually the rubber and everything stopped catching fire and just gave in to my ways.
slowly got it... but the things are super hot to the touch. Glad I have mechanic gloves, otherwise my hands would've gotten burned to a crisp.
Whew. But now I have gas going everywhere on a very hot surface. D:
I'll take them apart soon enough and figure out what I need to order.
Pics after: https://imgur.com/a/RL7PW
There was nothing I could pry them off with. There's no real leverage point I could use without potentially damaging the carbs themselves or more bits of them or the frame or what not.
I posted this in another thread, but I'll copy and paste here for anyone following:
On my '91 CBR600 they were the same way. I battled by myself for a couple of hours.
Then my stepson came over and showed me how it's done...
1. Disconnect everything that needs disconnecting.
2. Loosen the four clamps (either carb side or head side, whichever is easier. On the CBR600, I believe it was the head side).
3. Need one person on each side of the bike. Interlock your fingers together under each end of the carb assembly, one person on each side of the bike. Wiggle & pull, checking to see that you're pulling at the same angle as the intake port is facing. They will come off.
If you want to soften up the rubber pieces for reassembly, soak them for a few days in a 3:1 mixture of isopropyl alcohol and oil of wintergreen (methyl salicylate). Thread: https://cbrforum.com/forum/cbr-600f3-17/carb-connectors-how-rubbery-157104/
And any rubber parts you would like to preserve and extend the life of (and also make for easier reassembly of the carbs onto these rubber intake insulators), get a tube of this stuff and smear the rubber part with it. I have a Honda auto with a valve cover gasket that has been on the car for 120,000 miles and been removed for valve adjustment 10+ times. Gasket is like new and does not leak. This is great for preserving the rubber carb parts, especially the vacuum piston diaphragm, which is NLA on most of these bikes now. And of course I've found dozens of other uses for the stuff around the house and in the garage.