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Carb cleaning question.

So I removed my carbs from the bike and opened all the parts etc. via the videos of Roach.
Now i still had a few questions.

Can i just use soap to let the main jet and small jet sit overnight and then flush em with water?
And can I do this for the left and right carb aswell? I removed all rubbers ofc.

And finally how do i reajust the floaters?
Below are all the steps i took to remove and open the carb

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All these steps are repeated for the front carb
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Soap ain't gonna do jack, and sitting the carbs in water isn't a good idea. You can buy specialized chemical dips, or get an ultrasonic cleaner to really get 'em clean, otherwise you'll need to blast them with carb cleaner and REALLY check the jets, they have a tendency to get irreparably clogged, you may be better off just replacing them.

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Soap ain't gonna do jack, and sitting the carbs in water isn't a good idea. You can buy specialized chemical dips, or get an ultrasonic cleaner to really get 'em clean, otherwise you'll need to blast them with carb cleaner and REALLY check the jets, they have a tendency to get irreparably clogged, you may be better off just replacing them.
At work they have a couple of ultrasonic baths. I'll ask if I can use them. With what liquid should i fill them?

And should i use it on only the jets or cab i use it on the complete thing?
If i remember correctly, they are large enough to fit each carb separately

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Whatever solution they use in the ultrasonic baths will likely be OK for the carbs, and you should clean pretty much every part of them except the rubber diaphragms and the plastic pieces. All metal parts should be squeaky clean for the carbs to function properly

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Whatever solution they use in the ultrasonic baths will likely be OK for the carbs, and you should clean pretty much every part of them except the rubber diaphragms and the plastic pieces. All metal parts should be squeaky clean for the carbs to function properly

Alright, Can this piece be cleaned aswell in the ultrasonic bath even though it contains platic?
Im guessing they use milliQ/destilled water for the ultrasonic baths
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Been using white vinegar, as a soak or in the ultrasonic. Rinse with hot water, dry using compressed air with extra attention to blowing out passages.

Really bad jets spend up to day in a cup of Castrol Super Clean.

Be sure and poke out the tiny holes in the sides of the main jet. Emulsion holes.

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Been using white vinegar, as a soak or in the ultrasonic. Rinse with hot water, dry using compressed air with extra attention to blowing out passages.

Really bad jets spend up to day in a cup of Castrol Super Clean.

Be sure and poke out the tiny holes in the sides of the main jet. Emulsion holes.


Alright ill do that, although the carb seemed really clean already the jets wernt cloged and all holes were free. Although the outside of thethelooked carb looked as if it had a gasoline bath though.

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I'm seeing a lot of grit going into the carb from the outside. Will need to flush it well.

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Dish soap is actually caustic to brass and aluminum parts. But it would probably take more than overnight to **** 'em up.

All the hard plastic bits would be fine even in really strong carb dip.
just make sure to get those little tiny o-rings out of under the mix screw's spring(s) and washer(s)...

Wouldn't try to adjust the floats unless necessary. New float needles are almost a necessity.
Slightly low is better than a little high.

I thought the whole point of an ultrasonic cleaner was that you didn't have to use a strong solvent...
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