carb gunk

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carb gunk

Post by railroad bob » Thu May 02, 2013 6:49 pm

Did a search on carb clean, and have a question...

I have a S&S Super E on my bike. It sat all winter without being started, good intentions and all that...

Now I'm paying the price. I'm getting fuel to the carb, but will not fire. There is no sign of fuel in the throat or manifold when I crank the throttle. I don't like to use this stuff, but I gingerly sprayed some starting fluid into the throat as I cranked the motor over, and it would fire and stutter run, so I know the fuel is the reason for the problems.
I took the carb off and pulled the cover off the float chamber. Blew out the jets with compressed air. Still no sign of fuel.

I'm contemplating the next action. I might open it up again and use carb magic generously on everything, or maybe take the jets completely out and soak for a day or so.

Any suggestions?
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Re: carb gunk

Post by curt » Thu May 02, 2013 8:07 pm

definatly pull the jets probly the whole carb the fuel can turn into this white powder that gets like concrete compressed air might only let a small passage open just enough for the air but not enough for a good fuel flow i have seen it almost plug solid the tube where the jets screw in dont forget to check the accelerator pump holes it will fall on its face when you hit the throtel . dont use any metal trying to get it out of the jets toothpicks work great
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I just returned home from a 2 week trip in New Mexico, have a few good pix, can't wait to share my off-highway traveling. Got to put 1400 miles on the scoot.

Best, Bob Davidson
Location: Alaska

Re: carb gunk

Post by railroad bob » Thu May 02, 2013 11:26 pm

toothpicks, good idea. Thanks for the reply. At least this way I'll know what the jetting is.
Finally seeing and hearing a few bikes on the road this afternoon, I'm getting antsy to ride.
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