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Old 21st October 2009
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The stinkng breather kit I just bought did not come with the proper brackets to mount the SE AC to (brackets are for stock AC), my question is are they necessary, how is the carb held to the manifold? I dont want the carb to fall of going down the road, the bike is an 03, thanks.
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should be held on the manifold by a rubber boot. Just pops in there.
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So what did come in the kit...an air filter, and cover?
you need the bracket...the carb is held in place by 3 small screws and the breather bolts with attach through the bracket into the head...
the carb is pretty much sandwiched in there...I'm assuming CV carb also...
Mik carbs use a rubber gasket deal and a small circular bracket that is held in place by the three small screws...but it pulls right out once the breather bolts are removed...
the CV carb requires you to unscrew the screws to pull the carb if my memory serves me right.
Loctite the screws-I've heard of people's coming loose and getting sucked into the carb-
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Yep, the carb is just pushed on, but the AC needs to be bolted.
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Pony up for the shop manual. Questions like these are easily answered and it will be worth it down the road for other things.
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So what did come in the kit...an air filter, and cover?
you need the bracket...the carb is held in place by 3 small screws and the breather bolts with attach through the bracket into the head...
the carb is pretty much sandwiched in there...I'm assuming CV carb also...
Mik carbs use a rubber gasket deal and a small circular bracket that is held in place by the three small screws...but it pulls right out once the breather bolts are removed...
the CV carb requires you to unscrew the screws to pull the carb if my memory serves me right.
Loctite the screws-I've heard of people's coming loose and getting sucked into the carb-
This is the kit that gets the breather bolts out of the AC hence I loose the ability to mount the backing plate to create the "sandwiche" with the brackets (To fit stock AC) that came with the kit, time to call Drag specialties and see if they make a bracket to fit the SE AC.
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The carb may fit into the rubber boot but if you don't bolt on the bracket and install the three screws into the carb, It won't stay on for three minutes...
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On mine, the carb bracket mounts (at the breather bolts) sit BEHIND the breather assembly.....so its not an issue...you just need the longer breather bolts, which you should have gotten...

Can you do this with yours?!?!

(Mine's not an SE...its a ramflo, and I don't recall the way SE is mounted, exactly)
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On mine, the carb bracket mounts (at the breather bolts) sit BEHIND the breather assembly.....so its not an issue...you just need the longer breather bolts, which you should have gotten...

Can you do this with yours?!?!

(Mine's not an SE...its a ramflo, and I don't recall the way SE is mounted, exactly)
Mine is the standard "horse shoe" type breather which come with 2 brackets to mount to the AC (stock AC) replacing the long breather bolts that spew into the AC, the backing plate of the SE AC bolts directly to the mouth of the carb via the three screws however the breather bolts held said backing plate tight against the crab, think I found a solution see linky. http://www.dragspecialties.com/fatbook/10/55/7727440
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