Carb heaters question.

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Carb heaters question.

Post by MRLZXR400 » Fri Feb 01, 2019 2:39 pm

Hi,

I've just removed the carbs from my L9 as I have an overflow issue so am going to replace seals etc.

I've never come across carb heaters before and it seems they need to be removed to remove the bowls.

Has anyone any tips please, do they just come away or are there seals etc?

Thanks
Mark
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Re: Carb heaters question.

Post by banner001 » Fri Feb 01, 2019 4:10 pm

from memory they just "push" on

you dont need to remove them to remove the bowls, as you can remove all 4 bowls and leave the heaters daisy chained together

TBH most people remove the heater circuit...have never seen a genuine case of carb icing on one of these bikes
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Re: Carb heaters question.

Post by MRLZXR400 » Fri Feb 01, 2019 4:44 pm

Thanks Banner.
I did consider removing them as I definitely won't be riding it in cold weather.
But I have to say I didn't think about removing all four bowls at once. Couldn't see the wood for the trees and all that.
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Re: Carb heaters question.

Post by BruceTis » Thu Apr 04, 2019 3:22 pm

At what kind of temps are you running into danger of carb icing?

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Re: Carb heaters question.

Post by MRLZXR400 » Thu Apr 04, 2019 5:57 pm

I'm not, in fact I only ride in the summer, too old, too soft....
I just wasn't aware of the purpose of the heater tubes, it's the first bike I've owned with them on
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