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    rounded 12mm carb nut

    While trying to remove the carbs from a 1995 SL 750, the 12mm carb nut from the center carb was rounded off. I have attemted using vise-grips with no luck. I really don't want to remove the engine from the hull because everything else is fine. (I wanted to rebuild the carbs and reeds).
    Does anyone have any special tools the can remove this nut??? Due to the tight area all my attempts have failed.


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    can you just pull the hole intake manifold and then work on it out of the ski

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    Have you tried metwrench? They grip the wall of the nuts, instead of the corners.

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    I had the exact same prob! It sucks. I managed to borrow a mini pair of vise grips from my neighbor and got it off. There is not much room to work with but those grips did the job. They couldnt have been any longer than 4 or 5 inches

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    12mm rounded off

    Hey thank's guys, This has really been a pain in the A$$.

    Hopefully my good buddy Mr. Matco can help me out. If not I will try a differant route.

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    Was working on my machine last night and had a similar problem. Not sure if you have room but if you can fit a small pipe wrench in there they will bite on to anything. worked for me. but in different spot

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    Bob, the intake won't come off with the carbs.

    I think there's a stripped nut extractor made by Craftsman.

    Small Vice grips are the only thing I can think of.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Canada1200xlt View Post
    Was working on my machine last night and had a similar problem. Not sure if you have room but if you can fit a small pipe wrench in there they will bite on to anything. worked for me. but in different spot
    No room for a pipe wrench. Actually need a stubby wrench to remove the nuts when they are in good shape.

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    nut still tight

    Tried the pipe wrench---no go not enough rough even for a small one.

    Xlint89- The nut extractor is exactly what I'm looking for. My Matco man was out of town so hopefully tonight I will get with him. Is there a specail store that carries the Crastman brand? All the auto parts store around here look at me crazy when I ask for one.

    TGIF and hopefully this weekend I'll get the nut removed, carbs rebuilt, reeds replaced, cylinder honed and #3 piston replaced.

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    Try a cold chisel and split the nut..

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