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I have a couple of 2-strokes that need carburetor work. I live in Orem. Does anyone know of a good place to take them or can anyone help me out?

 

Thanks

What kind of carb work? If needed I'm sure I can help walk you through fixing it. They aren't that bad once you've done it once or twice, Just a giant Pain in the butt. 

I'm with Clutch250f ... carb work on a 2-stroke is fairly low tech work.  Here are some steps:

  1. turn off the gas
  2. unhook the gas line
  3. loosen the carb on both ends (reed box and airbox clamps)
  4. rotate/spin the carb so the bottom is facing outwards (usually no need to remove the carb from the bike)
  5. remove the float bowl
  6. pull the pilot jet and spray with carb cleaner (should be able to see through it)
  7. pull the main jet and inspect
  8. refer to your manual for proper pilot and main jet sizes adjusting for temp/altitude (jets are about $2 each, buy a handful)
  9. if the carb is constantly puking gas, the float bowl "plunger" may need to be replaced
  10. also it doesn't hurt to check the float level but this is usually not needed (if you're not sure how, refer to a repair manual ... might find one online)
  11. put it all back together and ride!

If you need any tips, let me know.  I'm just north of you in Cedar Hills.

I’d also suggest buying a Lectron Carb, I’m gonna do that myself when I get some extra $$. Simplifies everything.

On ‎3‎/‎3‎/‎2018 at 2:35 PM, dirtbike_adventures said:

I'm with Clutch250f ... carb work on a 2-stroke is fairly low tech work.  Here are some steps:

  1. turn off the gas
  2. unhook the gas line
  3. loosen the carb on both ends (reed box and airbox clamps)
  4. rotate/spin the carb so the bottom is facing outwards (usually no need to remove the carb from the bike)
  5. remove the float bowl
  6. pull the pilot jet and spray with carb cleaner (should be able to see through it)
  7. pull the main jet and inspect
  8. refer to your manual for proper pilot and main jet sizes adjusting for temp/altitude (jets are about $2 each, buy a handful)
  9. if the carb is constantly puking gas, the float bowl "plunger" may need to be replaced
  10. also it doesn't hurt to check the float level but this is usually not needed (if you're not sure how, refer to a repair manual ... might find one online)
  11. put it all back together and ride!

If you need any tips, let me know.  I'm just north of you in Cedar Hills.

If you need some work, I have 3 bikes that could use some love. My cr250 needs a clutch and my 2 YZs need carb work. I really am terrible at mechanical type things.

Clutches are crazy easy.  I'm in orem and can tell you I put a clutch in my rmz and my bro's rm in about 25 minutes each.  Just get the brake lever out of the way. lay the bike on it's side so you don't spill any oil. cover comes off. pressure plate bolts, pressure plate off. pull the frictions and plates and keep track of the order they came out so you can assemble in the same order.  Hit harbor freight and grab a 1/4" torque wrench and torque the bolts to spec going back together, While at harbor freight grab a case of cotter pins for like $4. that way you have spare ones for any time you pull the brake lever.  (Note: soak the new frictions overnight in whatever oil you use or ATF)

carb work is easy too.  It just requires patience.  Someone above already covered this stuff.  The most important advice I can give is not to overtighten stuff.

Also, Cutlers in orem does small engine repair and they're a beta dealer now. (ask me how I know).  I'm sure they'd be down to work on your bikes.

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