Carburetor cleaning

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Carburetor cleaning

Post #1 by mikenixon » Sat Mar 08, 2014 10:43 am

All the time I get folks asking if they really need to remove the brass bits when cleaning their carburetors... It's not an option. This one is GL1000 secondary main tube.

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Although the following jets aren't Gold Wing, you can appreciate from this pix how clean the brass parts in your carburetors should be. These are some good looking jets, eh? :)

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Re: Carburetor cleaning

Post #2 by El_Taco » Sat Mar 08, 2014 12:26 pm

Well, I cleaned them three times and it still won't idle. Emulsion tube, what's that?

It didn't unscrew, so I left it in there. Lots of that stuff didn't want to come apart, I don't know what's wrong with it.

It's the machine's fault, I did everything right. This is why nobody rides these anymore. Really.

It's supposed to idle rough, ain't you ever seen a Harley? That's the sound you want.

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Re: Carburetor cleaning

Post #3 by mikenixon » Sat Mar 08, 2014 1:36 pm

El_Taco wrote:Well, I cleaned them three times and it still won't idle. Emulsion tube, what's that?

It didn't unscrew, so I left it in there. Lots of that stuff didn't want to come apart, I don't know what's wrong with it.

It's the machine's fault, I did everything right. This is why nobody rides these anymore. Really.

It's supposed to idle rough, ain't you ever seen a Harley? That's the sound you want.



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Re: Carburetor cleaning

Post #4 by Toehead » Sat Mar 08, 2014 6:17 pm

I find a nice ultrasonic degrease followed by a 10 minute dunk in CLR to get rid of any calcium does wonders for jets. Make sure to rinse the CLR off well!


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