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Old 08-31-2009, 07:24 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi all. I am making my first attempt at removing and cleaning a carb. I let the bike sit too long. Anyway, here is my question:
When I was taking everything apart I got to the air intake. In short, it wasn't attached to the carb. It was lined up over the holes, but came right off as soon as I touched it. This isn't right, is it? Could this have been the cause of my problems (started, but died when given gas or didn't start at all)?
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Old 08-31-2009, 09:12 PM   #2 (permalink)
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On the air box side correct?

It could have some adverse affects I would suspect the problem would have been more noticable at heavy throttle (leaning out the mixture) than at ilde. If the intake side was the culprit -then idling is not going to happen without choke if at all. - but while you have the carbs off get those pilot jets cleaned and poked out with a wire.
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Old 09-01-2009, 01:15 AM   #3 (permalink)
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If your going to take the carbs off and clean them Yamaha carb cleaner was voted best by PM and MCN for the way it cleaned and the condition of the carbs after they were cleaned.
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Old 09-01-2009, 01:20 AM   #4 (permalink)
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And I think I would NOT poke jets or orifices out with wire. They are manufactured to very close tolerances and shapes and you don't want to deform them or damage them in any way. Carb cleaner and compressed air are your best freinds when carb cleaning.
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Old 09-01-2009, 05:38 PM   #5 (permalink)
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hey, I just had this problem with some carbs. the hose might have effected the carbs but if you attached it and no bueno..... probly need to clean them. Very easy. carb cleaner and a plastic brush and for heavy cleaning i used a copper brush. bad ........ maybe. cleaned the jets with the plastic one though. just watch some youtube vids and make sure you have an hanes manual to guide you. have fun
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