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Angry crap.. throttle bodies popped off of engine.. how to fix?? :(

so.. in a nutshell, my throttle bodies connect to the head via these 1-2" long rubber tubes with clamps on them.

well, the throttle bodies popped off..

and i can't shove them back on with the clamps tight. and i can't see how to get an allen wrench down to tighten the clamps if i loosen them and put the throttle bodies back in place.

only thing i can think of is dropping the motor. help??!

anyone??

i know this has happened to one guy before who accidentally put diesel in his R1.. gonna try to find the thread and PM him..
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here is one of the threads.. he said he just "tightened everything back up" and it was fine, but i can't see way at ALL to get a wrench or even a finger near where the clamps tighten..

help???

https://www.r1-forum.com/forums/showt...ghlight=diesel

i will post pics of needed..
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there are allen drivers that are quite long, I used one of these before, mechanic's advice

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You can either get an extended Allen wrench like what lil R! recommended or you can take off your tank and air box and use a little one by squeezing your hands in there - that is how I have done it two separate times now. I really should get the longer wrench it would cut maintenance times in half when working with the throttle bodies.

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You can either get an extended Allen wrench like what lil R! recommended or you can take off your tank and air box and use a little one by squeezing your hands in there - that is how I have done it two separate times now. I really should get the longer wrench it would cut maintenance times in half when working with the throttle bodies.

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I tired your description beofre, it was a pain ...a big one too

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actually there are just drivers that are at least !.5 foot long..you don't need tbhe whole seet, jusyt a long driver that is it...cost around $10-15

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I had the same problem and same headaches as described by the others. First thing I did was take the rubber couplers and cleaned them really good with carb cleaner so they were'nt oily anymore. Then I attached them to top of the manifold and tightened the lower screws. (easy without the carbs getting in the way). I then took a little bit of WD-40, sprayed it on my finger, then swabbed the inside of the rubber sleeves so they'd slip on easier. I then positioned the carbs over the holes and rocked it back and forth till they slipped all the way down into the rubber sleeves. Then using the long T handled allen wrenches I tightened the remaining four allen screws. No getting around it, tightening those screws is a total bitch.
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