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Old 05-12-2007, 07:44 PM
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Hey all,
My name's Jason and I live in Western Washington. I just bought this '76 750. I'm 39 and I haven't been on a bike since I was a teenager. So I'm here to LEARN! Mostly I hope to learn how to take care of it myself. I already replaced the plugs and changed the oil, but I'm told it needs the carbs cleaned and while I know how to clean carbs in a car, I have no idea how to do it to my new bike. I know where they are... but that's about it. I haven't read that much on the forums yet, that's next.

Anyway, thanks for the great forums and I'm glad I found ya!

p.s. I hope the pic makes it in, if not I'll try again.

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Old 05-12-2007, 09:07 PM
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Welcome to the forums Jason. Yes carb stuff is discussed a little further down in the forums. But holler and someone will be able to assist.
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Old 05-12-2007, 10:53 PM
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Congrats on the classic Kawi! Cleaning up the carbs is simple task. Don't sweat it too much. But, you will want to buy a carb synchronizer after you get the carbs reinstalled..

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Old 05-12-2007, 10:58 PM
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should change your uname to "the dude". what movie am i thinking of? sportin the vintage kawi i see. cool!
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Old 05-13-2007, 12:15 AM
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Get a Clymer or some other service manual, it will be your best friend.

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Old 05-13-2007, 05:00 AM
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Welcome and nice ride.
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Old 05-13-2007, 11:08 PM
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Welcome. Carbs are not to bad, just get a service manual first. It will help you get it back together after you get frustrated and let it sit for a week
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Old 05-13-2007, 11:47 PM
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welcome to the site. Nice looking bike seems to be in pretty good shape. Like the others said try and get a service mannual that shouyld help you out with the carbs.
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welcome to KF
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Old 05-14-2007, 08:51 PM
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