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I came across an '86 that had been setting for 4 years for a good price with low miles. First thing that I did was change the fuel lines before I even tried to start it, could only get it to idle with the chock on. So, I have taken the carbs off to clean them. Not as dirty as I though they would be. One of the slides was not moving and 2 of the slow jets was clogged. But, when I went to take out the air screws on the side, 3 of them came right out the 4th has a cap or there is no air screw there. But, the question that I am asking is that I found no washer or o-ring on the 3 screws that I took out, just springs. The Haynes book that I have shows them in the picture in the book. Did the '86 not have them or has these been taken apart already? Also, 2 of the screws were 4 turns out and the other was only 1 1/2 turns out. When I put it together I will set them at 2 turns out. Do, I need to take the cap off of the 4th one and see if there is a air screw under the cap or let sleeping dogs lie?
Is it OK to put this back together with the washers and the no o-rings?
 

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Took the cap off of the 4th air screw and there was a washer and o-ring in there. Will go up to my local parts store and get 3 more. I have cleaned the carbs real good, i think.
Read about using Pine-Sol to soak the carbs and it will not hurt any of the rubber parts that I forgot to take out. I left the carbs all together on the center rack. I am not taking that, apart. I will have parts left over when I get done.
I have been working on M/C for over 40 years, and I hate to work on carbs. My ears are gone, so I have to find someone else to do the adjustment, can't hear the small difference in the rpm's. This will be my 3rd wing to bring back from the dead.
I am putting in new timing belts this weekend while I wait on the rest of the carb parts to come in the mail. Want to get it running before I work on the rest of the things that need to be fixed, fork seals and one rear shock seal.
 
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