Grand Prix 500
Main Motorcycle: 2002 Thunderbird
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Kirkland, Washington, USA
Sorry if this has already been covered. I couldn't frame it well enough in "Search" to get an answer. I want to stop taking it apart before I can no longer put it back together enough to ride it to a dealer.
I just spent the last three hours trying to get the carbs off of my 2002 Thunderbird. I'm really stuck with the removing the throttle cable from the carbs.
The first question, is if the carbs are removed from behind the motor before attemping to remove the throttle cable.
Per the Haynes manual, you back off/loosen, the adjuster, and move (push?) it down to release the bottom locknut.
I've got about a quarter inch of the cable adjuster thread below the upper locknut, and the adjuster doesn't push down.
In addition, I'm afraid to back the adjuster out enough to remove it from the lower lock nut, as I don't see how it will ever get screwed back in. The bar for the chokes prevents any access that I can see, especially with the carbs still up against the cylinder.
Thanks for the help.
Last edited by Vertigo1; 12-18-2011 at 07:00 PM.