Motorcycle Repair Questions? Ask a Mechanic ASAP
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Hi, good and how are you?
I am well, thanks. Your thoughts are correct. The issue here lies in the carbs, after sitting for as little as 30 days fuel begins to go bad, when this happens, the bad fuel gums up and blocks the small passageways that feed fuel into the engine, applying the choke opens up another avenue for the fuel to flow.
At this point the carbs will need to come off of the bike, be completely disassembled, soaked in a quality carb cleaning solution ovenight, then everything blown out with compressed air
ok, that's what I was afraid of
is there no type of gum remover, like sea foam, etc. that would work?
Carb work, especially the rear one, on that bike is no easy task.
You can try a product called "mechanic in a bottle" i have had success with small engines using it. However, i allways end up cleaning the carbs from motorcycles by hand. Old school
what does this type of work usually run in regards XXXXX XXXXX?
ok, I'll give that a shot. I've used that before also with my tractor and it worked great.
Labor rates will vary depending on location, expect to be charged approx 4 hours labor
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ok, Thanks, XXXXX XXXXX the mechanic in a bottle a shot
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