Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada
Model: 91 Aspencade with a 97 powerplant!
I use that cleaner on everything but you have to pay close attention to what you're doing and use PPE. It's strong stuff. I cleaned the whole engine with it before the reinstall as shown in those other pictures.
That was the first time I ever worked on any carb before. It was very costly too. A good Randak kit and 2 slides. The slides up here were nearly $200 a piece. I forget what the Randak kit was worth but it was great quality. I wouldn't redo a carb without one. I think these carbs in total set me back about $625 cnd or so.
As far as hoses go, I got all my rubber at NAPA. They had everything I needed and I replaced it all. I certainly was not going back under there again for a long long time. Oh, and that piece on flat rubber that separated the carbs from the engine... the "heat sheild"... that dissolved as I was removing it. I did not replace it and the bike has shown zero effect with it missing.
1) Experience is something you don't get until after you need it.
2) A closed mouth gathers no foot.
3) IF YOU DON'T HAVE TIME TO DO IT RIGHT, WHEN WILL YOU HAVE TIME TO DO IT OVER??
Horsepower is an illusory mathematical equation; Torque is REAL, and is the source of all good things in the world.
The problem is not the problem. The problem is your attitude about the problem. Do you understand?
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