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post #11 of 16 (permalink) Old 12-30-2016, 07:39 PM
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If you're spraying carb cleaner into small holes and passages, watch your eyes!! You can easily have some of the spray come back into your face. Safety glasses or shield are mandatory. We'll not discuss how I know this!
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I haven't tried this yet personally, but have seen it recommended by lots of others. I'm planning on trying it on my dirtbike over the winter: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zDkOgnPidPs
The PineSol Soak worked for me. I used it extensively on my carbureted Legend when I owned it. Soaked the metal parts for about 30 minutes. Do one carb at a time. I used compressed air to blow the jets clear of Pinesol before re-assembling the carbs. Get a new set of gaskets for each carb.

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I've left motorcycle carbs soaking in CLR fur a day or two. Dissolves rust
Years ago a friend had a Jap car that would drain the carb bowl overnight. If you set and watched you could see a small drip coming out of small center Venturi. The gas was coming up a passage and dropping into the manifold. I looked and looked. I finally saw a very very small hole in the top area of the Venturi where it bent back down. Hard to explain but I managed to get it clean and that fixed it. Turns out I think that it was drilled there to break the syphon effect. It was too small to affect the mixture but it would allow air in and stop the syphoning when the engine was running. Very easily plugged up.
Point being is there are mysteries in these carbs and they have to be clean. Small passages we don't know about.


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ITS ALIVE .so we can now close this thread thanks to all that contributed much love and respect guys . solution was to soak carbs then took to work blew out with compressor sprayed them again and ran fishing wire thru all holes to confirm they are clear . now purring like a content kitten time to go riding cheers all paul
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solution was to soak carbs then took to work blew out with compressor
What did finally choose to soak them in?

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soaked them in CRC heavy duty carbi cleaner
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