Monday, March 22, 2010

Everything Old is New Again

Well the XS carbs are clean and all the bits and pieces that needed replacin’ have been replaced. I procured a can of Gunk CC3K carburetor and parts cleaner to do the dirty work. If your about to rebuild your carbs, I highly recommend this stuff. It makes you parts look like new. I suggest that you remove all your silicone and rubber pieces before your carbs take a bath. I left my parts to soak overnight and in the morning they were as clean as the day they were born.You need to neutralize the cleaner with some hot soapy water after they soak. Don’t forget your gloves either, this stuff will stay with you all day, and the scent it cast is hard to get off your skin. Plus this stuff is pretty nasty and one should not absorb it though one’s skin if it can be avoided.A word of caution if any of you are about to do a rebuild of your XS650 carbs. Be very carful with your BUTTERFLY SHAFT SEALS. Mike’s XS and 650 Central are fresh out of these puppies and as far as I can tell, you will need to purchase the whole butterfly assembly if you need to replace them. Mine were in fine condition, but I wanted to replace them anyway because of their age. I could not find a set anywhere, if someone knows where to find a set without buying a whole butterfly assembly or set of carbs, drop me a line and I will share the info here.
I still have a bit of work to do before putting the carbs back on the bike. Mainly just cleaning up some bits and pieces of the bike, like the air box, battery cage, chain guard and some nicks and scratches here and there an she will be road worthy . I can hardly wait.

Till Next Time........................


stuman714 in Indy said...

Man those cleaned up nice! Thanks for the tip on the cleaner.
Great stuff you got going on here. Keep up the great work!

Gymi said...

Thanks Stu,

As you can see, it works great. I like what you have working on you site as well.

Thanks for stopping by.

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