84 Interstate carb question

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84 Interstate carb question

Post by jim84i » Thu Dec 11, 2014 1:57 pm

I am sorting out the carbs on a newly acquired 84 Interstate.

I have removed the float bowls, main jets and holders, and pilot jets.
I cannot determine what the tube structure circled in the photo is and whether I need to clean or remove it. It does not appear to be removeable.
Thank you in advance for any input.

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Re: 84 Interstate carb question

Post by alanc1100 » Fri Dec 12, 2014 1:19 am


That is the needle jet and it is pressed in. Do not try to remove it! Carb cleaner spray and compressed air will ensure it is unclogged and free of any obstruction. I hope this helps.


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Re: 84 Interstate carb question

Post by tprender » Fri Dec 12, 2014 3:50 pm

Take a piece of wire from a wire brush and run it into the hole a few times to help clean out the dirt. Then do the air and carb cleaner. Also, do the wire on the main and the slow jets to see if they are "real" clean.

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