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I'm Trying to take the engine off of my yamaha dohc 500, Im not sure what year it is, but I unscrewed the nut on the underbelly of the tank.. what else should I do? Also the carburetor are next to remove if there are any hints on that? Thanks - Max

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Carb removal is pretty straight forward. Everything attached to the engine including the the exhaust system,kick starter,gear selector, chain and sprocket needs to be removed and placed in an orderly fashion to aid in reinstallation. I'll be honest, you should pick a repair manual to help guide you thru this procedure. You'll be glad you did. Ebay and other sites should have a manual listed for your bike.

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