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    Hi folks,
    So here's what happened, I never winterized my Gen 2 because I had plans to haul down south sometime this winter. Plus I got lazy and hunting and football and blah blah blah. So we finally got a little warmer weather last week and I started it up last week anyway bad gas plus I think I flooded it. So it wouldn't run very well and had smoke pouring out the pipes more on the left side than right. Yesterday I drained the tank and then added sea foam but it still ran poorly. Today I pulled the tank (huge accomplishment for me) and managed to pull the two rear plugs. They were both wet and pretty black, now how the heck do I get to the front ones? There is just a ton of stuff in on top of them. I can't figure it out. I did a search but just didn't happen find what I was looking for. Help me please!!!!!!!!!!!! Danimal

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    With the tank pulled you have to take the dog bones mounted to the motor and frame off of both sides. 4 allen bolts holding the dog bones on, 2 on top and 2 on bottom.
    Last edited by kbran; 02-08-2009 at 03:53 PM.

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    http://labs.trunkful.com/LIT-11616-12-60.pdf

    This is the link to the downloadable service manual. Will tell you exactly what you want to know...

    Hope that helps....

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    -Remove Driver seat
    -Remove the bolt for the tank
    -Remove the two front bolts of the tank
    -Slide the tank back about 1/3 (can be done without removing the fuel line hose)
    -Remove Dog Bones
    -Remove the Front plugs
    -Good Luck
    -Jeff

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    OK so first of all thanks for the responses. So I go to the dog bone on the right side and the first three come out fine but the fourth is behind the rear resivoir (spelling?) Can't get my socket with 8mm in there. T handle doesn't give me enough torque to turn it. So do I remove the resevoir? Do I need to have someone hold that up and level? Am I making this too hard? Also do I have the right spark plug tool, it looks like the one in the manual has a hole in it for a screwdriver to break it loose. Mine doesn't I had to put a 11/16 on top and use my breaker bar so I could get at it from an angle from way up there. Moneys no object here as long as it's less than $20 lol. Thanks again Danimal

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    Yep, forgot.. take the one bolt off the reservoir. just kinda
    move it aside enough to get that dog bone bolt removed..
    nothing will spill.

    YES get a long socket extension. also a 19mm
    with a rubber plug inside the socket so you can pull the plug out.
    what also help me a bit is using a swivel on the extension.

    This will be ALL easier after you have done it once.
    about 15 Min's
    Good Luck
    Jeff

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    OK thanks Cougar , so your saying to remove the res at the bolt not at the hex nut right? And they make a better spark plug socket for this then? A swivel socket is like a U joint right kinda thingy right? This bunch of people are the best! Not everyone would be willing to help a person the way you folks do. Thanks everyone Venturerider's rock! Danimal

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    A swivel socket is like a U joint right kinda thingy right?
    YEP

    There is is bolt to the right side a believe. just ONE...
    remove it and push the reservoir over a bit. I am not at the
    bike right now, but you will see what I mean.
    Jeff

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    Just went out and looked.. it is the allen bolt (to the right ) that you will need
    a 4mm? hex ball end to remove it , then your good to go.
    also try and get the thin wall 19mm socket for plugs at sears or some place like that
    get a good one.

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    This is very important! Before removing plugs, take compressed air and blow out the dirt and road grime that collects inside the counterbore on top of the heads. As soon as you remove the plug, that crap could end up inside your cylinder and really make a mess down the road. Just my 2 cents!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gold Rush View Post
    http://labs.trunkful.com/LIT-11616-12-60.pdf

    This is the link to the downloadable service manual. Will tell you exactly what you want to know...

    Hope that helps....

    Good Lawd thatsa big honkin file. Downloaded, thanks for posting.

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    Alright got it!!!! Unfortunately I didn't blow out those areas before I got going. I don't have access to air so I'm just hoping for the best at this point. I'll go pick up some plugs tomorrow and pray tonight that nothing fell in there! I should have known better but I'm just not mechanically inclined. Thanks again for all the help guys, I'll try to update this when I'm all done. Danimal

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    They have "canned" air at Wal-Mart in the computer section. This is better than nothing.

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    Danimal,

    If you can get down to Fond du Lac, I can help out. If you would like, might even be able to play with my new CarbTune and ColorTune.

    Haven't started riding yet, although it is supposed to be in the 50s Tuesday.

    RR

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    Oh wow never even thought about air in a can . I'm definately gonna get some next time. There's a reason my email address is Birdbraindanny I guess. Redrider we got to get together sometime for a ride or something plus I want to learn how to synch those carbs. Ice creams on me! Thanks for all the help guys. Danimal

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