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    Angry Removing SL650 Carbs

    How the hell do you get the carbs off a 94 SL650. The book states to easily remove the 6 nuts on the bottem, but a regular 12mm socket, just spins over the bolt, and a deep well socket is too big to get on. Not only that, but the half of an inch you have of movement if you do get a wrench on. Any tips?


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    Race, wreck, repeat delagem's Avatar
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    two words: stubby wrench

    oh, and a lot of patience! You will get better at it. Like me, from lots of practice......
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    I'm getting pretty damn good at removing and reinstalling the carbs on my sl780. (same issues). I bought craftsman stubby racheting combination wrenches. Reach over from the port side, and it's not too bad. The 1st time I tried, it took a bit of cussing, and many beers. Took me about 1.5 hrs. Had to drink and think about it alot. I can now get it done in about 5 minutes. Trust me, beer helps!

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    I took them off with a crappy adjustable last night. The thing kept chaining size on me, but it didnt take any more than about 15 mins.

    Its only 6 bolts...

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    Yes it is only 6 bolts but I don't have midgit hands.

    Thanks for the quick replys. The stubby might help. I will head down to Orchard to buy one, then to the liquer mart for the beer.

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    I took a cheap wrench,cut to length to suit,and ground the crap out of the sides of the open end to have more swing room. Once I get it as tight as I can by hand,I position a deep well socket over the stub handle and grunt.

    P.S. AGREE.... BEER HELPS

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    1. skinny arms are a MUST

    2. short 12mm wrench (angled, closed end)

    3. clean threads (big plus)

    4. unbolt choke cable set screw

    5. hold throttle WOT with one hand, and remove the throttle cable with the other. (no messing with adjuster needed)

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