Tip & How-To about Motorcycles
What you must first do is remove the carburetor from the bike, it will take some screwdrivers and a feel for using hand tools. You will have to make sure that the gas is shut off. If it's not off you will be stuck with gas not only in the the upper portion as opposed to just the lower portion of the carburetor if you tried to start it recently. This is why the carburetor can become "Flooded."
The main reasons for removing the Carburetor are simple, to either clean or in some way rebuild or renew the Carburetor. If you are having trouble with the engine bogging down and it's not the gas and it's not the lines and it's not your spark plugs, it will be time to remove the carburetor.
To clean the main jet which will be the larger one you can use carburetor cleaner and some simple tools meant for welding. They make a multi tool of sorts that is used to clean the tiny openings for the rod on certain types of welders and welding torches. The main issue here is that instead of these things being like a pipe-cleaner which could by the way also help with those tougher clogs, they can scratch the inner portion of the jet which is bad if you worry about any kind of loss in performance. The scratches will make it so there is more resistance and, when this happens you will be stuck with less gas.
Once you have the jets clean it's time to work on the Carburetor itself, you must make sure that any gummy gas/ oil/ dirt that is in there is removed. Carburetor cleaner will help agitate most of it but until you let it sit there for a little while, most of the grime that is on there won't come off unless you feel like spending hours with either a scouring pad or elbow grease.
Once it's all clean put a small smidgen of grease on the spring and slide if you can't get it to fit, and put it all back together the way it was put together in the first place. I could go into detail for my four stroke Dirt bike Cerca 2003 but it doesn't make too much of a difference here. There is an Idle jet and a main jet and a cable that pulls open a valve allowing fuel and air into the engine with the right mixture for the operators choice of engine usage.
Posted by cgillard12 on
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