Quick update on carb removal

This is a quick video I took of draining the fuel tanks on the Virago last night. More and more I realise that it was a great idea! šŸ™‚

Along with the fuel pump and igniter controls, so far I’ve found some curious Mitsubishi electronics on this bike. The “BOOST SENSOR” is the most curious - it’s actually just a vacuum-activated switch used to change the timing based on engine load.

Mitsubishi boost sensor?

Mitsubishi boost sensor?

When taking out the carbs it’s a good idea to block off the holes - noone wants (more) gunk in their engine!

Carbs out, intakes blocked off

Carbs out, intakes blocked off

These will probably be replaced, they’re the rubber boots that provide a stubby and flexible manifold connection between the carbs and the heads. So far they seem to be in OK condition, but time will tell I guess.

Rear carb boot

Front carb boot



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