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Old 06-22-2010, 09:51 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi, I'm new here and I have a 99' VT750CD that was sitting for about 3 years. I have cleaned it up, changed the oil, plugs, fuel filter. lubed/adjusted the chain and ran about a tank and a half of fresh fuel and cleaner through it.

The bike still runs rough at low speeds and I want to take the carb's off and do the Pine Sol cleaning. One problem, I have no clue how to remove them. So far I have the seat and tank off.

I just don't want to start ripping things apart so I thought I would ask first.

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Old 06-22-2010, 09:57 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Before going any further I would "SUGGEST"
Going to this site and getting yourself a manual!!!

http://www.helminc.com/helm/search_s...lm&class_2=AHC
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I just don't want to start ripping things apart so I thought I would ask first.
Good plan.

Have you ever drained the tank and bowls ??
What brand of cleaner ??

Before you go ripping things apart, you might consider draining tank and bowls and taking a run at a different cleaner.
Sometimes one works better than another;one gets what the other misses.

AND you definitely need a shop manual before you go "ripping things apart".......if you care about getting them back together, that is.
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I syphoned the old gas out of the tank. I have not drained the bowls. How do I do that?

I will work on getting a manual now.
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I syphoned the old gas out of the tank. I have not drained the bowls. How do I do that?
The syphon method does not address one of the major concerns, which is "crud" that might be settled in the bottom of the tank.

General information (may not apply to your model exactly):
There usually is a nipple at the bottom of the carb. It might have a hose connected with the other end open or there might not be any hose at all.
That is the overflow and drain. At the top of the nipple should be a fairly large brass screw; that is the drain "valve". Get something under the nipple of hose to catch the gas and loosen the screw. Some have to be really loose to drain but don't remove it all the way.

To actually drain the tank, you need to remove a hose somewhere and that varies a LOT by model; I'll have to let someone else address that part.

You should drain the tank BEFORE you do the bowls......or else stuff from the tank might go to the bowls AGAIN.
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Getting my Clymer manual on the way to work.

Found out my local dealership has one left.
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I syphoned the old gas out of the tank. I have not drained the bowls. How do I do that?
The syphon method does not address one of the major concerns, which is "crud" that might be settled in the bottom of the tank.

General information (may not apply to your model exactly):
There usually is a nipple at the bottom of the carb. It might have a hose connected with the other end open or there might not be any hose at all.
That is the overflow and drain. At the top of the nipple should be a fairly large brass screw; that is the drain "valve". Get something under the nipple of hose to catch the gas and loosen the screw. Some have to be really loose to drain but don't remove it all the way.

To actually drain the tank, you need to remove a hose somewhere and that varies a LOT by model; I'll have to let someone else address that part.

You should drain the tank BEFORE you do the bowls......or else stuff from the tank might go to the bowls AGAIN.
Cool, I will properly drain the tank. Thanks
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Do not want to start a tiff .....I would strongly suggest getting the REAL Honda shop manual!!

IMHO

~$60 dollars will seem like a pittance if you get the carburetor stuff wrong!!
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Yup, I'll highly recommend the real Honda manual over the Haynes or Clymer. Too many errors in the after-market manuals.

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Do not want to start a tiff .....I would strongly suggest getting the REAL Honda shop manual!!
I think that is good advice but it depends on the person.

Back "in the day" when I was serious about doing ALL my own work, short of an engine rebuild, I actually got BOTH. Some things were covered better in one, some things better in the other.

The real "tiff" starts when I recommend that rookies don't take their carbs apart.......but we'll leave that for another thread.
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