Carb slow jets


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jasncab
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Carb slow jets

Post by jasncab » Tue Sep 11, 2018 11:03 pm



So rebuilding the carbs on my 81.

I cannot seem to get the idle jets to come out.
They are pressed in and I did the sheetmetal screw trick but they will not budge.

Bike wont idle without choke. I need to clean those things.

Any tips? Confidence builders? I was pressing that thing to screw in after it got tight and pulling on that screw as hard as I can.

What if I break one? Are they replaceable?
Other options?



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RBGERSON
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Re: Carb slow jets

Post by RBGERSON » Wed Sep 12, 2018 7:48 am

They can be tough..but that's your only hope..pull/wiggle..don't use carb cleaner it swells the o rings..I forget if with the bowls off you can see the idle jet's other end..maybe punch it out??or at least loosen it a bit to pull on the screw again?
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Re: Carb slow jets

Post by AZgl1800 » Wed Sep 12, 2018 12:22 pm

do you have access to an UltraSonic cleaner?
the better ones have a heater in them.

put the carbs in a bath of vinegar and let the UltraSonic cleaner run for a few hours.

it can perform miracles....
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Re: Carb slow jets

Post by DaveO430 » Wed Sep 12, 2018 7:32 pm

They will come out. You have to put the screw in tight and I use side cutters to grip the screw and lever against the main jet tower, I doubt anyone is strong enough to just pull them straight out.

jasncab
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Re: Carb slow jets

Post by jasncab » Thu Sep 13, 2018 11:08 am

ok guys. Got them out.

Needed that boost of confidence that I wasn't missing something.

What I did was find a coarse drywall screw. Put it in as far as I thought was needed. I had a lot of confidence after the other screw and extractor was in there....

Then I used a block of wood to form a wedge so the side cutters were leveraged.

Then I put all 200# on the end of the side cutters and kinda jumped...

I mean it took a lot. Screw popped a couple times, but all four are out within 20 minutes or less.

Thanks.
1. CLR on these things?
2. A wire should pass through? (I mean if so, how did this thing run a week ago?)



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