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If you take a look at this picture, I think that #10 and #12 are between the throttle linkages.  I drew an arrow pointing to the one  on the right. The one on the left is hidden in this picture.

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The photo is on VFRD, but hard to find.  When I am searching for pictures on VFRD I use google and the site: option, like this:

site: www.vfrdiscussion.com       carb

Then pick images at the top of the page that google returns.

 

The site: option will just search the website that comes after 'site:'

 

 

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Boom! That's it! Found out where it went, thanks to your foto, Cos. I knew it had to be held in by tension somewhere, and that's exactly how it's held. It does have a slight "bump" on the inside ends of those metal tabs in order to hold it in, but once I saw one side the spring and one did not, that was my clue. Thanks again. Now I can sleep at night!

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Who's idea was it to put ethanol in gasoline anyway? Sta-Bil? That reminds me I need to take Grandma (1994) out for a good ride, and run the generator for an hour or so.

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I had Sta-Bil in all my stuff too. A healthy amount. Like much more than it calls for, b/c hey, why not? More=better, and I really don't want to be going thru the carbs on 4 bikes.

 

And here I am, going thru the carbs on 4 bikes.

 

All of this could have easily been solved by me...riding. Not 400 mile trips. Just a ride to the store now and then. But, add in a rainy CA winter and next thing you know, I'm going thru carbs.

 

I got the 500 carb bank out earlier though already. Just need to get the bowl covers off tomorrow maybe sometime.

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best way to avoid storage-related carb problems is to DRAIN the float bowls b4 storage and crank the engine over a few turns to suck fuel from idle jets. sta-bil does nothing to prevent clogging and may cause corrosion of carb alloy.

 

https://www.hawkgtforum.com/forum/multimedia/videos/911066-fuel-storage-damages-aluminum#post911197

 

 

notice that your owners manual instructs that carbs should be drained for storage !

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This is just an FYI from Owner's Manuals for vacuum and gravity fed carbureted motorcycles I own regarding long term storage and carburetors - Winter Storage. You can take it for what it's worth or you can tear down your carbs after a winter storage. If I'm not gonna ride my bikes for several weeks I drain the carb bowls.

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