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Carb Cleaning Help for the Occasionally Abandoned Bike


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'03 S with the Mikuni. Because life happens the bike has been sitting for like a year. I've had to clean the jets before so knew I had to dig in. Tore it down and this time it's really gunked up...the float screw is hardly recognizable. I was going to buy the James Dean jets ... wondering what others have done and any recommendations on what to buy/replace vs clean to get rolling again since I'm in there.

I use Stabil...I know the answer is to ride more as these bikes don't sit well...but any other suggestions for what to do when it does?

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Simply clean what you have.  Replace the O ring on the float valve, 5/16 ID by 1/16 section. At some point it may need a new float needle when the rubber tip goes bad.  Unless you want to change jetting, there is no reason to buy the JD jet kit.

 

I hear good things about StarTron gas stabilizer and if you have the opportunity use alcohol free gas.  Or even better is low lead aviation gas for storage.

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I have James Dean & Dyno jet kits, I would recommend the James Dean kit. While you're in there I would also recommend a Moose carb rebuild kit $40. Next time try this Sea Foam might be better.

+1 for being organized,  and another +1 for seafoam,   seafoam keeps errthing nice and clean,   what you can also do,  is when you are done riding,  turn the petcock off like a block away from home,  so when you get home,  you use up all the fuel in the carb and it stays empty. 

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