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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 07-02-2012, 10:44 PM Thread Starter
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Still learning: carb cleanout

If I want to just give them a shot of carb cleaner to clean them out a bit without taking them off, where would I spray? Or is that not advisable? Would I be better served to take them off, open them up, clean them out, and make sure all the jets are correct? I'd just rather not since it's kind of a pain to get them out...

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If I want to just give them a shot of carb cleaner to clean them out a bit without taking them off, where would I spray? Or is that not advisable? Would I be better served to take them off, open them up, clean them out, and make sure all the jets are correct? I'd just rather not since it's kind of a pain to get them out...
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yeah carb cleaner works best if you have them taken apart to clean. Just running some through the intake and butterflies won't do much for you. Plus you will end up flushing that gunk into your engine. If you want minor cleaning with them on the bike seafoam will be your best bet. If you want them spotless you have to pull them apart and clean them. If you do pull them try to get your hands on an ultrasonic cleaner. They are awesome for cleaning carbs.
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