Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: South of England
When it comes to carb cleaning I take all the jets out, the slow running mixture screw with it's spring, washer and o-ring, the coasting enrichening diaphragm,spring and o-ring, the slide, diaphragm, spring and needle, the float and float needle, the choke enrichening plunger assembly. Then I squirt cleaner through every hole and passage way and observe it flowing out of the various holes. I do the same with the jets and and jet tubes. Then I blow it all dry with air. Then I inspect it all with a X4 magnification eye glass. Then I put them back together and test them with fuel to check the float levels are correct and that they fill and do not show any tendency to flood. Then I re-fit them, warm the bike up, tune the mixture screws and balance them. Alright, I am retired and have time for all this, and I'm blessed with the skill and experience to do it, and I have other bikes to ride. But, in my experience it's the only way to know your carb is really clean and working as it should.
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