Cleaning the QwikSilver


8 replies to this topic
  • RingKingPin

Posted November 21, 2004 - 07:40 PM

#1

Lately, my bike has been hard to start and yesterday it got to the point where I couldn't get it running at all!--even when bumping it :cry: I checked the spark and it looked great so decided it must be a carburation thing. A couple months ago, the plunger assembly sheared off because there was so much dirt down there. The fine people at Edelbrock sent me out a new plunger, no questions. At that time, I cleaned out the area the plunger went in but didn't take the bowl off. I figured there must be some dirt in the carb so I opened her up. Being bored and thinking this might help someone, I've got photos of taking the qs apart. Here ya go!

http://img.photobuck.../pipnit/qs1.jpg

here is the cotter pin that you have to remove in order to pull out the plunger asbly. This cotter pin has caused many a pig riders problems if the ends start to hit the likage.
http://img.photobuck.../pipnit/qs2.jpg

after you get the cotter pin out, slide the pumper linkage out
http://img.photobuck.../pipnit/qs3.jpg

undo the two set allens to pull the plunger out
http://img.photobuck.../pipnit/qs4.jpg

here is the ball bearing, the spring and the plunger
http://img.photobuck.../pipnit/qs5.jpg

here is the bowl coming off. Be careful of the small brass needle you see standing on end. It goes down the journal on the bowl
http://img.photobuck.../pipnit/qs6.jpg

remove the metal plate which is gasketed on either side
http://img.photobuck.../pipnit/qs7.jpg

here is the inside of the bowl. There was little to no dirt in the carb so I opted not to remove the float, etc. I've done it before and it's pretty straight forward
http://img.photobuck.../pipnit/qs8.jpg


So, after taking the carb apart, I didn't find any sediment, dirt or sand so I was kinda stumped. :cry: As I was putting the carb back together I noticed that the end of the breather tube was perfectly sealed due to hitting some heat, probably the exhaust (i have no idea how that happened?!) I cut the end, and gas poured out. :cry: I knew this was a good thing. Put the carb back on, whacked the throttle twice to get a little gas in there and purrrrrrrrr kitty purrrrrrrr! She's back to one easy kick, hot or ice cold :cry:

Here is pic of th plunger which broke in two a couple months back
(note the crud on the spring, and this was after getting most of it off!)
http://img.photobuck...pnit/Pumper.jpg

  • RingKingPin

Posted November 21, 2004 - 07:49 PM

#2

alright guys, I can't figure it out. How can I post pics here like before where I would just past the address and the image would appear? There is no "image" tab any longer or I'm just blind. Help! :cry:

  • kyleproject

Posted April 17, 2006 - 07:42 PM

#3

Can someone confirm that the spring in picture 5 is supposed to be there? I pulled my accelerator pump today and didn't find a spring down the shaft. All I found was the bearing.

  • qadsan

Posted April 17, 2006 - 07:59 PM

#4

I'll confirm this spring is definitely there in 4 different Edelbrock carbs I have because I just got done inspecting / cleaning carbs on over a dozen different bikes (Edelbrocks, PWK's, FCR's, etc).

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  • RingKingPin

Posted April 18, 2006 - 06:48 AM

#5

Yes, I'll confirm it too!

  • kyleproject

Posted April 18, 2006 - 03:46 PM

#6

Thanks, I'll see if the spring shop has one that'll work, otherwise, I guess I'm calling Edelbrock. Regarding the bearing, where in the shaft is it supposed to sit? There is a hole drilled off to the side inside the shaft and then there is also a chamfer right in the middle of the shaft. I'm assuming it supposed to sit in the hole but I want to double check. Also, what purpose does it serve?

  • Agent2

Posted April 19, 2006 - 10:20 AM

#7

Regarding keeping the guts of the pumper clean, when I am going to store the bike for a couple of weeks I disconnect the fuel line from the tank, drain the gas out of it, spray a bunch of carb cleaner into the line then run the bike for a minute or so to get the cleaner into the carb. Think this will do anything to reduce varnish inside the carb or am I waisting my time?

  • creeky

Posted April 19, 2006 - 10:22 AM

#8

Regarding keeping the guts of the pumper clean, when I am going to store the bike for a couple of weeks I disconnect the fuel line from the tank, drain the gas out of it, spray a bunch of carb cleaner into the line then run the bike for a minute or so to get the cleaner into the carb. Think this will do anything to reduce varnish inside the carb or am I waisting my time?


I've been doing exactly what you describe for quite a long time, never had a problem resulting from this practice.

  • ztsd

Posted April 21, 2006 - 09:00 PM

#9

Good Thread! Thanks.





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