Posted 09 February 2011 - 06:59 PM
I'm sure most of you know, it's for carb slide wheels.
I'm in Atlanta, GA
Posted 10 February 2011 - 12:09 PM
Basically, they want you to use a grease that is not going to wash away from the gasoline passing through the carb.
Posted 11 February 2011 - 11:51 AM
Where did you see a recommendation to grease the rollers?
In the "Carburetor" section (I think it's chapter 4; I'm not near my manual right now....) where it tells how to reassemble the slide. It's in the "NOTES" section there, and it says something like "Grease the bearings with flourochemical grease." It has arrows radiating from a little black grease icon, pointing towards what I'm guessing is the bearings for the throttle shaft, or maybe the steel/fiber washer combo for the throttle shaft, opposite the TPS side. I dunno.... I never thought about it being for the carb wheels..... When I did mine last week or so, I just put a drop of thick oil on the slide wheels' bearings, and called that good..... And I used BelRay waterproof grease for the throttle shaft bearings, as it was handy at the time......
Posted 11 February 2011 - 04:14 PM
Do what you think right.
Posted 12 February 2011 - 10:15 AM
The only reason I went through mine was because I pressure washed the bike, to have it squeaky clean, before doing my winter maintenance. I was afraid I might have blasted some water & junk inside the carb. I'm really impressed with how well these carbs seal up! You keep your air filter clean, and they stay really clean inside.....
Posted 13 February 2011 - 09:18 AM
Three things you should not do:
- Do not remove the TPS unless you want the monumental PITA of readjusting it.
- Do not submerge and soak the carb in some killer carb cleaning compound because a) the TPS won't like it, and there's a gasket between the upper/lower body sections that you cannot buy, and you don't dare damage or disturb it.
- Do not separate the upper float chamber housing from the main carb body (see 2b above)