Bigshankhank wrote:Do you have JIS screwdrivers? Its quite helpful if you do, but I was able to tear apart the carb bank on my XJ without them. I then replaced everything with stainless allen head bolts. Adds to the cost but if you ever have to take them apart again...
Also, don't overlook the throttle shaft seals between the carbs. You're going to be in there anyway and they will be a source of air leaks and will make tuning impossible if they are hard or leaking.
I don't have any JIS but I do the same as you and replace with allen head bolts. I bought two boxes of them from Fastenal. I didn't go all fancy chrome though, I went with black. If I'm gonna break the bank apart, I might as well do all the nooks and crannies, I don't want to fight leaks and keep tearing them apart.
So far, I have yet to pull carbs from a bike that is easier than my XJ. Those downdraft carbs were cake to install/remove.