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vt700 carburetor install

Ok I have searched and searched and I cannot find the trick to installing the carbs. I have searched and apparently there were some good threads on it but I guess they are no longer on here. Anyway I can not get them to fit in area they need to go. any help would be greatly appreciated thank you.

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Did you remove the tank completely or just the front bolts?

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It is all off. It is the way that they made the air box into the frame

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Oh yeah I forgot you still have your airbox. I ripped mine out a while back. Never tried to remove carbs with airbox installed. Sorry.

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What part of not being able to instal the carbs you having a issue with. Little vasolene on the boot will help thing slide in better. Instal in this oder, boots to head carbs to head, intake tube to carbs intake tube to frame. Just like sex, work better with lubrication.

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Oh yeah I forgot you still have your airbox. I ripped mine out a while back. Never tried to remove carbs with airbox installed. Sorry.
The one I'm talking about is on the 86vt700 the air box is part of the frame can't take it out.

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What part of not being able to instal the carbs you having a issue with. Little vasolene on the boot will help thing slide in better. Instal in this oder, boots to head carbs to head, intake tube to carbs intake tube to frame. Just like sex, work better with lubrication.
That is the way I am trying now can't seem to get the top to boots in place not enough room between carbs and airbox

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That is the way I am trying now can't seem to get the top to boots in place not enough room between carbs and airbox

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They can be stiff. They are also rubber, rubber streches, don't be so gentle. Another step to take is to soak the boots and tubes in HOT water or heat with hair drier, this will soften the rubber so you cam bend it around stuff. Also use a screwdriver and pry/zip the boots over the male parts, like a shoehorn.

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They can be stiff. They are also rubber, rubber streches, don't be so gentle. Another step to take is to soak the boots and tubes in HOT water or heat with hair drier, this will soften the rubber so you cam bend it around stuff. Also use a screwdriver and pry/zip the boots over the male parts, like a shoehorn.
Well have to give it a shot thank you

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