I’m not even going to ask if you have ever had ‘one of those days.’ I know you have. We all have. The other day was one of those days for me. I was headed to the garage to finish up the carb cleaning on the new Yamaha FZR 600. What could go wrong? Well, turns out, a couple of things… » Read more..
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For those of you who have followed the drama of the great Honda CB 550 carb rebuild of 2011, or if you are joining in because you need to do this yourself, hopefully this will be a somewhat happy ending, to a long, long tale. » Read more..
Down to the garage I trudge, hoping for a break. I need these carbs to get straight, or else I’ll never get to the other fixes I have planned, before my trip. The float needle issue is starting to get to me. I have now been messing with the carbs for about a week or more. This needs to end, and end quick. I roll her out to the sidewalk in front of Moto Preserve, and open up the petcock, making sure to have a small container beneath the overflow tube. This is normally when the gas starts pouring out…. » Read more..
Man! I can not seem to get these carbs out of my hair. Turns out, every other time I start her up, one carb has some leaking issues. It turns out that one of the float needles (see photo below) is stuck, and causing the gas to continue to flow – when it should be shutting off. Total pain in the ass!
Back into the carbs I went…I think this makes it 4 or 5 times now. I removed all the float bowls, and swapped out the main jets for the ones that had been in my old carbs. They didn’t necessarily look any better to the naked eye, so maybe it’s superstitious, but they worked on the old carbs pretty well. I also took out the slow (pilot) jets, put a VERY small copper wire through them, and sprayed them with aerosol carb cleaner, and lastly blew them out with the air compressor. These things seem pretty sparkling now. They better work! » Read more..