So my bike sat for almost 2 years. It fired up, but fuel was pouring out the carb overflow/vent line into the right ear. Thinking it was a stuck float, I tried all the tricks on these forums, but I eventually had to pull the carbs and want to do a full cleaning and rebuild.
Besides the obvious carb cleaner on the parts, what other things can I do?
I've read about boiling the carbs in distilled water, lemon juice, Simple Green, detergent, etc. What parts are NOT safe to boil? I'm assuming everything plastic or rubber that is removable should be removed?
My carbs are definitely in need of a cleaning, but I did not see a ton of gunk.
My floats are discolored (see pic at bottom), but I think that's cuz half of the float was sitting in gas for almost 2 years. If I submerge the float in water and don't see any bubbles and it floats on top, they should be fine, correct?
What about the float needle? If it looks clean, is it fine?
I'm also doing an Ear Shave, so I'm replacing the jets, so no need to worry about them being gummed up.
One more thing...do I have to sync the carbs after doing all this? I read some threads about being able to make your own sync tool, but no one posted a link for it, and the "Search this Forum" function doesn't really bring in exact results.
Thanks for all and any advice/tips.