I have a 1985 Virago XV700 with the Hitachi Carbs. Will the boiling in lemon juice thing effect the rubber bushings for the butterfly? Or do I need to remove it first? I cant seem to get all the passage ways open. But cant afford to send it off and have it done.
No you’ll be fine. 212 degrees isn’t enough to damage those rubbers. Just make sure to give the carbs a good thorough rinse as soon as you pull them out of the stew!