Carburetor removal

My carb rebuild kits came in earlier this week, and I figured that it might be a good time to actually take the carbs off the bike to clean them. It was pretty scary. The carbs were so gummed up that even when I unscrewed the drain screws at the bottom, gas came out from the drain screws themselves (and not the drain holes!). When I turned the left carburetor sideways to remove it, gas started leaking out through its gasket. These things need a serious overhaul.

Here’s a picture of the bike with the air filter removed.  The fuel petcock was turned off, but I think that the fuel lines were still flowing a little bit of fuel.  I’ll have to check that out sometime.  I want to get some nice chrome filters, anyway. You might also notice that the right carburetor is missing its choke plate.  I know, pretty lame.  I’ve got the plate on the left carb, but I might just run with that if I can get the bike to agree.

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Next a look down the intake manifold form where the carburetor was attached.  I sprayed some deep creep into each manifold for good measure.  Can’t hurt.

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This is a picture of the bike with the carbs and air filters removed.  Yeesh.

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And the stars of the show, the carburetors.  Ready for a good cleaning.
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