- Nov 15, 2020
Best way to remove carbs on a 74 cammando 850, believe a roadster
I have two sawed off Allen wrenches with the flats at different angles, a stubby ball-end Allen, and a long Allen with a ball-end. With those four, it becomes relatively easy. The first three get things started and the last I put through the wiring hole to unscrew the Allen once loose if the air cleaner is not installed. If the air cleaner is installed, I leave it in place and use the first three only - I find it easier to remove/replace the carbs than to remove/install the air cleaner.Best way to remove carbs on a 74 cammando 850, believe a roadster
Tks , really didn't come with . Just air filer attached to rear of carbsI read on the Internets that the plastic airbox was a pain also, it wasn't.
Dare I say it, I can think of no job that is either a pain or hard, some a little fiddly maybe but a walk in the park compared to some modern bikes that take an hour to get close to that location.
If you are removing the carburettors I would consider removing the inlet manifolds while there, lap the front faces, remove the studs, lap the rears and countersink the thread holes before refitting the studs.
Maybe even swap out the lock washers for cupped washers.
Rather than take them apart, simply swap sides. I don't want to start the big discussion for the umpteenth time, but to me the turn signal on the right is weird. With it on the left, it works exactly like every car I've ever driven.On my '74 MKII 850, it came to me (from unknown number of previous owners) with turn signal switch on the right hand side. Found this to be very awkward trying to on/off turn signals while also managing throttle and/or brake, all with one hand (my non-dominant one at that). You can open up the casings and change out the switch & button arrangements to suit either left or right end of the bars. Just be very cautious as the toggle lever switches have a ball bearing on little spring...will go flying as you disassemble. While in there, always highly recommended to clean up the switch contacts, ESP the emerg shut off button b/c that one must make good electrical contact to keep the ign system happy.
I think I tried just swapping the cases left/right, but they don't quite work right that way....it was something with the way the grey covered cable has to pass into the casing that didn't sit right if flipped. Also by changing the switches within each case, I could make the toggles work the way I wanted (up for right turn, down for left), the horn button also on the left side, lower position, kill switch left/upper position.Rather than take them apart, simply swap sides. I don't want to start the big discussion for the umpteenth time, but to me the turn signal on the right is weird. With it on the left, it works exactly like every car I've ever driven.