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Old 10-02-2007, 08:46 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm helping my nephew get his Shadow ready for winter storage. He has a 750cc bike. What is the easiest way to get to the drain screws for the float bowls? Which side is the easiest to use for access? I'm used to Brit Bikes and the carbs are completely out in the open.

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Old 10-02-2007, 10:13 PM   #2 (permalink)
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If you want to train the carb, do it the easy way. Start the bike, turn the fuel selector to OFF and let it run dry.

I would first fill the tank add in some fuel stabilizer, take it for a ride around the block to get the stabilizer mixed in good first.

Been doing it for the past 15 years on my bikes and come spring they fire right back up again - no stuck floats, gummed up jets - works like a champ.
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Personally I would just do what Fastcuda68 said, that is what I did last fall when my bike went into hibernation for the winter.

But, if you really want to drain them I have the 84 VT700C, on my carbs you look for the little drain tubes sticking down out of the bottom of the carb(s) directly in line with that tube is a little screw on the side of the carb., turn the screw it opens the valve and out comes the gas.
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That gets it partially empty, but does leave some fuel residue in the jets. Draining the bowls gets them empty so they don't have any residue drying in them. I'm going to use the "follow the hose" method".

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If you want to train the carb, do it the easy way. Start the bike, turn the fuel selector to OFF and let it run dry.

I would first fill the tank add in some fuel stabilizer, take it for a ride around the block to get the stabilizer mixed in good first.

Been doing it for the past 15 years on my bikes and come spring they fire right back up again - no stuck floats, gummed up jets - works like a champ.
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