sprintexec wrote: Getting them back looks like being a bit of a pig but that will come later after I've delved into the float chambers...
virgilmobile wrote:Great job.
As always,I still recommend testing them before you put them back on.
Pre-sync,fuel leaks,hose condition,accelerator pump,slide action,etc.
Also,look at the vacuum line under the rubber mat.It usually gets poorly at the 90* bends.
Easier to replace those now while the carbs are out.
virgilmobile wrote:Seating the carbs back into the rubber couplers was a chore...Mine were quite hardened...I used a smear of petroleum jelly to help...
It still took all my weight to get them to seat properly,and a 18" Phillips screwdriver to reach the clamps.
virgilmobile wrote:Did you determine what the green stuff is or where it came from.???
The fuel filter dissolved perhaps.
I'd be concerned that more of it is in the fuel lines,tank,filter,pump,vacuum cutoff valve,etc.....Just waiting to get back into the carbs and mess with it....
virgilmobile wrote:Keep us posted...Whatever left that stuff in your carbs is of concern to me.
Especially where it came from...It would be something I would want to avoid.
virgilmobile wrote:The foot brake on mine was dead too.Complete service.clean the calipers and master,flush with new fluid bleeding the front first.
Not running well is ...well ....a bit vague..sorry.
Does it run ok up to a certain rpm or bad all the way.
You can also link to a uploaded u-tube video.
Hearing and seeing how it runs badly helps to diagnose it.
CrystalPistol wrote:So ..... any updates on what that green stuff was / is ????
sprintexec wrote:So, thanks to advice received from contributors in this forum , the carburettors are out of the bike .
I've separated them and I've had a look into the float bowls.
What I found has convinced me that no amount of "tapping" on the outside of the float bowls would ever have "cured" the mess I saw.
I'm feeling happier, a lots less apprehensive than I was at the start. And, for those of you reading this in the future, if I can do this so could you. By the way - I'll be draining my fuel system down at the end of every riding season from now on!
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