Originally Posted by thomasac92
I'm soaking one of the carbs now but I couldn't get the bowl off the bottom of the other one. Any tricks for this?
I definitely don't want to ruin the bike which is why I'm reading as much as I can about each piece before I try and mess with it. I'm probably going to ask a lot of stupid questions.
Yes, the "trick" is to put down the phillips screwdriver you are using, search for a JIS #2 that will fit those screws properly. Get a #1 and 3 while you're at it. That's Japanese Industrial Standard, Repeat, JIS, JIS, JIS, JIS!!!!!! And some decent 6 point metric sockets. http://www.ikaswebshop.com/jisphilips.html
And also a GOOD (NOT Crapsman) set of metric allen wrenches, 4, 5, 6, 8 and 10mm. Bondhus is a decent brand. http://bondhus.com/products/l-wrenches/body32.htm