Introduction: How to Clean a Carburetor
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Cleaning a carburetor can greatly improve engine performance and, often times, solve other fuel/air related problems. If a bike sits for any certain period of time without having the fuel drained, the carburetor could suffer damage and thus cause poor fuel economy or even keep the bike from running at all.
If you're bike is carburated and sat over this past winter, out in the elements, or even in the garage, it may need a good carb cleaning!
This instructable will walk you through removing, disassembling, cleaning, reassembling, and reinstalling a carburetor for a 1995 Suzuki LS 650 (Savage).
I bought this bike back in March 2011 and I thought I would record all the modifications, etc. that I do to it before I'm finished turning it into a sweet lil'bobber.
Tools you'll need:
Small flat head screwdrivers (several sizes)
Philips head screwdriver
Needle Nose Pliers
I entered the steps in the diagram boxes within my pics.
Remember that ORGANIZATION is a must when removing parts from a bike. Using lidded containers will help ensure that parts don't go missing because of accidents. There have been so many times I have bumped a container and had it fall from my table or work bench. I learned after the first time, keeping parts in a lidded container will keep those parts from spreading out all over the shop!
To reassemble the parts, follow the steps in reverse order.
Hope this helps!
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