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hi everyone:
i've got my first bike in september.
and i'm thinking to do some personal mechnical job myself.

here is some very newbie question..:laughing
so, i'm just wondering if i want to take my carb out and leave to a shop to
clean it ...is it possible.. ?
and before taking out the carb....do i need drain the gas out before remove the gas tank or there is proper way of taking the carb out.. ?

thanks in advance...
 

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if i want to take my carb out and leave to a shop to
clean it ...is it possible.. ?
yes

and before taking out the carb....do i need drain the gas out before remove the gas tank or there is proper way of taking the carb out.. ?
thanks in advance...
Draining gas is not always necessary. It depends on the bike, some will have a shut-off valve at the tank to stop the fuel flow, others, have electric pumps which wont pump gas without power, still check for a valve though.

Drain the carbs however.
 

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My first step in removing any carbs is to make sure the gas is off and drain it/them. Usually, unless it's my dirt bike or other single, the tank comes off before that step just to get more access to the carbs. Draining is a good idea since you can then catch the float bowl gas in a container. Popping off the carbs usually involves a lot of tipping around and if you don't drain them first there's a very likely chance that you'll end up with gas running out over everything during the removal.
 
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