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Minor tlc - Carbs needs to be cleaned
« on: March 06, 2020, 11:43:09 am »
It is surprising how many bikes for sale have that in the sales body.....

How many buyers gets fooled by that sentence thinking its a small problem when it is something much more serious.

Or am I wrong?
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Re: Minor tlc - Carbs needs to be cleaned
« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2020, 11:45:06 am »
If it's so minor just fix it before you sell  :biggrin: Normally it's not just cleaning more like it needs a complete rebuild. Slides and jets wear and rubbers become perished, leak.
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Re: Minor tlc - Carbs needs to be cleaned
« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2020, 11:48:14 am »
My point exactly.
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Re: Minor tlc - Carbs needs to be cleaned
« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2020, 11:51:36 am »
There is an element of "I am not capable to do this thing" with some advertisers but methinks that many have tried and not succeeded.

Best bet is to fob it off on the next poor sucker.
 

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Re: Minor tlc - Carbs needs to be cleaned
« Reply #4 on: March 06, 2020, 11:56:08 am »
i @#$%@$%@% hate carbs

everyone is always like

"carbs are so simple"
"carbs are so easy to work on"
"i can fix carbs next to the road i cannot fix fuel injection next to the road"

on all my bikes i have never ever ever had 1 issue on fuel injection

each and every bike i had with carbs at some point gave me crap because of the carbs
 

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Re: Minor tlc - Carbs needs to be cleaned
« Reply #5 on: March 06, 2020, 12:24:21 pm »
My believe/opinion
New bike immediately keep standard airbox and airfilter  , make sure it seals .
Install an inline fuel filter. Clean air, clean fuel and carb will last many years.
I see any aftermarket airfilter or modified airbox I walk away from it. 
Avoid when there is any hiccup to dive in with a flat screwdriver and start "tuning" or rev it right
There is no such thing really as just "cleaning" a carb. Complete rebuild and clean is the only way for me.
Slowpoke like me means a couple of days tinkering.
But yes give me fuel injection anyday. My first choice
Lastly do not forget about the old carb boot which can stuff you around greatly :lol8:
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Re: Minor tlc - Carbs needs to be cleaned
« Reply #6 on: March 06, 2020, 12:53:49 pm »
Agree carbs can be a real pain (fookin Suzuki Bandit especially !) but also like Subie said keep everything clean and you wont have much issues.
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Re: Minor tlc - Carbs needs to be cleaned
« Reply #7 on: March 06, 2020, 01:38:15 pm »
It is surprising how many bikes for sale have that in the sales body.....

How many buyers gets fooled by that sentence thinking its a small problem when it is something much more serious.

Or am I wrong?

I have always wondered; "So, why don't you simply have them cleaned for a much easier sale, and a higher price??"