Bad stumble after sitting over winter
Posted April 01, 2002 - 09:51 AM
Posted April 01, 2002 - 10:06 PM
Posted April 01, 2002 - 10:13 PM
Carbs are a bit complicated in their design and function, but taking one apart to clean it is pretty simple. Just make sure you have a clean work space and keep track of the small parts and put them back where you found them. Your objective is to work the cleaner into the various small orifices (jetting circuits) and dislodge the gook. The air will help evacuate this gunk after it is dissoleved with the cleaner.
My brother let his XR sit in my garage for about two months (without prepping for storage) and it behaved EXACTLY as you describe. I handed him a can of fresh gas and some carb cleaner and if he can do it, you can too.
Posted April 01, 2002 - 11:26 AM
Hopefully, we are both right!
(Otherwise we are both going to look really silly now )
Posted April 01, 2002 - 12:10 PM
thrash the balls off it
Posted April 01, 2002 - 12:36 PM
Seriously, we tried that on the XR and gave up after about 45 minutes. Took about that much time to clean the carb after that didn't work. Pretty hard to thrash it if it throws you in the bushes when you twist the throttle. LOL!
Posted April 01, 2002 - 07:04 PM