How to drain the float bowls 2

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In order to drain your carbs, you must first find the appropriate beverage containers to catch the petrol.

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Here are the float bowl bolts from the right (throttle) side view.

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Loosening (lefty loosey)(counterclockwise) the allen bolt. You have to reach across from the right side to access the left carb.

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Petrol from the left carburetor drains into the container.

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Time to drain the right carburetor.

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Time to tighten the allen bolts. It actually takes more time to take pictures than it does to drain the bowls.

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When you're ready to ride again: Turn the petcock to PRI (prime - if you have it) or ON and crank the engine. It'll take several seconds and feel like eternity to get enough gas into the carbs so the bike can start.