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Post by Gordwing » Fri Apr 25, 2014 11:15 am

hello fellow wingers

I have a 92 aspencade with 190,000 kilms. I bought it 3 years ago and put 45,000 on it since and was wondering if the carbs need any special service. It started well after being in hibernation since November,but should they be cleaned or sprayed with something,besides a skunk.


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Re: carburators

Post by virgilmobile » Fri Apr 25, 2014 11:45 am

When it comes to carbs,I service the insides when they need it.
There isn't much that can go wrong if kept clean.As in a good air filter and a dose of MMO or sea foam a couple times a year.
I do sync my carbs once a year,just to keep it well balanced.
Ill service them if my performance suffers and only after I've done a generic tune up.
After many years of use,the pivot bushings do wear and the linkage gets a bit sloppy,it really never bothered me too much but I did replace them when I did finally do the carbs.
The most problems I've seen with the carbs is being plugged up with gunk from old gas.
Also the slides must operate very smooth.If they get sticky,performance suffers.

In a nutshell.Keep it clean and don't fix it if it ain't broke.
This does not apply to timing belts,tires,brakes,brake fluid,etc.
That's a part of regurally scheduled maintaining of the bike.

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