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Took tank out, disassembled fuel pump, cleaned out all gummy gas. now i need to put it back together, dont know what goes where, or which line goes to vac

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A service manual is a valuable tool with an aging bike. I suggest the dealer/mfr. or Clymer books. In the meantime, go to the library reference section...646 stacks should have what you need.

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