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Locate and drain carb

Need to locate and drain the carb on my 1998 F650.  Anyone help?

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Check this out - engine is same and layout similar - http://www.tradebit.com/filedetail.php/802561-bmw-f650cs-motorcycle-repair-service-manual-

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