I pulled the seat to check the air filter and almost fell over, the filter had passed alot of dirt. The cage was coated with it, the intake was also coated. Digging deeper I realised the dirt had plugged the jets in the carb so bad the bike wouldnt run.
So I am just a hobby mechanic and need some advice from people that deal with this stuff for a living. So the bike has not broke yet, how risky would it be to tear it all down removing as much dirt as possible, put it back together and ride the thing? I would like to avoid a catastrophic engine failure. Would a rebuilt head, piston and ring be a better move? With that much dirt should I be concerned about a bottom end failure in the future. Advice will be appreciated.
Ough ya, 1 more thing this bike looks almost new from the outside and if I had to make a guess it has about 10 hours on it. Thank you for your time. John.
Edited by j-dub1, March 06, 2013 - 12:33 PM.