When putting carbs back on, I use two short ratcheting motorcycle tie downs with hooks on each end.
Attach one end to the # 1 carb where the air box manifold would normally go, and the other to the front blinker. Attach the other one to the # 4 carb. and blinker, be sure to keep bars straight then ratchet tight tell carbs pop on. A little spray lube helps as well.
Hope this helps.
Scary!! Just use some spray silicone lube on the rubber boots, and the carbs, and they will work right on.
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That's a good point. you don't really need to ratchet them down to much, just enough to pop them on,
and hold them so you can tighten them down.
If you have old intake manifolds and you want to get up and running this is a good method.
Works for me every time.
It's an interesting concept. Though, I would probably run the strap across the carbs and loop it in front of the forks, hooking it to itself, instead of hooking it to the outside carbs and turn signals. Try to make an even pressure across them. Just sounds safer to the carb bank and turn signals if you ask me. But, like I said. Interesting concept.
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I tried this (never saw it posted on here) and strapped the strap inbetween 3 and 4 carbs as well as in between 1 and 2 carbs. I attacched the hooks onto frame and front tire. Ratchedted them down just taught and tightened carb boots. Seemed a gentle way of holding them in place and tight on boots. Like the silicone idea better
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