78 KZ 650 SR - carbs rebuilt by wiredgeorge many many years ago(still not fired up yet because I did two other bike builds since then, three actually)
I am trying to get the carbs to sit into the intakes. Is there a lube I can safely use that wont gum anything up? I can get them to seat when the intakes are off the bike, no issue, mounted intakes and the carbs wont go in that last i dont know, 1/2 inch maybe. What am I missing??? I have clamps on the intakes so loose they spin around, before anyone suggests that. I assume the clamps, once mounted are enough to hold the carbs and pods with the support of the airbox gone or do i need to fab a bracket to mount under the center valve cover bolt to the spot where the throttle cables go?
thanks i know this is probably a stupid question..
they dont sell RH and LH boots any more and they both work in both spots so no. What it turns out to have been is odd. I had the clamps off and they just wouldnt sit when I was attempting to dry fit them. Once i mounted with the clamps on the intakes, just loosely snugged, they popped right in. so weird. But done!!! YEAH!
Warren3200gt wrote: The inlet boots are definately handed. You can tell which are which by the vacuum take off.
yes but...one hand, I can't remember which one, is no longer available...so if you want new , you have to flip them upside down for one side. It barely works as vacuum sync becomes a chore to set up. But, in my opinion, it is most important to have fresh soft boots that seal properly.