Carburetor Boot Installation

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Old 12-01-14, 09:17 AM
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Carburetor Boot Installation

I'm having difficulty getting one of my carburetor boots (intake side) to slip all the way onto the carb. What can I spray on the inside of the boot to lubricate it that will not harm the carburetor?
 
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Old 12-01-14, 09:37 AM
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My first shot would be a light smear of Johnson's Baby Shampoo. It's similar to the old Ivory tricks, but gentle enough to not damage any electronic components, or at least that is the theory that I operate under. I keep one in the shop just for things like this, as well as for an initial grease cutter for my hands. I assume that you are working on a motorcycle, and those are just simply a bear sometimes, no matter what you use.
 
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I keep a bottle of child's bubble blowing soap for slipping on difficult parts. I also use WD-40. Most rubber parts, especially those used on a carburetor are impervious to gas and oils.
 
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Old 12-01-14, 10:52 AM
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I thought of using dish soap, WD-40, or silicone spray, but my concern was those things making their way into the carb and clogging jets and passages.
 
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You are heading in the right direction. It usually only takes a thin film of lube. Place a drop or two on your finger and wipe the interior of the boot. Work the boot onto the carb.You should have no after effects on the carb or engine. Ride on.
 
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Sounds good. I'll give it a go.
 
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Running it under hot water may make it more pliable.
 
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Old 12-02-14, 10:38 AM
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Running it under hot water may make it more pliable.
That's not an option on my bike. The intake boot is connected to a larger boot, which is bolted and glued to the air box.
 
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