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Old 01-07-2011, 02:17 AM   #1
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Have a friend that is considering getting his carbs cleaned

He looking for a decent deal from someone who knows what they are doing to clean the carbs on Honda Shadow Arrow 98 model. If anyone is interested lmk. He is also having the all to common ethanol problem, and was considering jetting to solve the issue. He is already using fuel treatment every tank and still having problems.
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Have him give us a call at the shop, we can get him taken care of.
Already put in a good word for you Patrick I think he's a bit hesitant because the shop is so far from where he lives, but he's def still considering it.
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i wonder why it is that i havent had any fuel/carb issues and i basically never use a fuel treatment, other than the techron stuff that is in the gas.
in these threads recently, i usually see someone say that they are having problems and that they use a fuel stabilizer or treatment pretty regularly. hm..
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i wonder why it is that i havent had any fuel/carb issues and i basically never use a fuel treatment, other than the techron stuff that is in the gas.
in these threads recently, i usually see someone say that they are having problems and that they use a fuel stabilizer or treatment pretty regularly. hm..
I haven't had any issues since I got mine jetted. I definitely did before though. Patrick said that my particular model was less susceptible to the problem due to the design of the carbs. Maybe your in the same boat with your bike
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Which fuel treatment is he using? Not all work as well with the ethanol in gas. He needs to use a stabilizer and carb cleaner specifically formulated for ethanol. If he can get it to run, it will clean his carbs in 1 tank of gas. Here is the best one I know of http://www.amsoil.com/storefront/aqs.aspx?zo=1181889 . Site sponsors Patrick at Motorcycle Unlimited or Stubbs on Telephone Road can order. Or if he needs it right away, I have some.
It is still running, but just bogs at low rpm. He has tried many different types of treatment to no avail. I honestly don't think he rides enough. Really nice of you to offer your own stuff, but the situation is not dire. I will pass on your suggestion for sure. thanks
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Here is where some of the running issues are...:

Plugged up pilot jet from a Mikuni BST38ss...

Have a friend that is considering getting his carbs cleaned

Here it is after it's clean...notice how small that hole in the jet is...
Have a friend that is considering getting his carbs cleaned

I just built these carbs for my 750 and I am going to run it on 93 oct from either Valero, Shell, Exxon or Chevron and nothing else....no additives or BS and see what it does. The bike will likely sit for several weeks at a time so I am gonna experiment with a few different things and see what works and what does it.

I am doing this on my new/old 750 but also because my buddy has horrible carb issues with a Bandit 1200. We'll see what happens.
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DK2 would just run a drill bit through the jet
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Which fuel treatment is he using? Not all work as well with the ethanol in gas. He needs to use a stabilizer and carb cleaner specifically formulated for ethanol. If he can get it to run, it will clean his carbs in 1 tank of gas. Here is the best one I know of http://www.amsoil.com/storefront/aqs.aspx?zo=1181889 . Site sponsors Patrick at Motorcycle Unlimited or Stubbs on Telephone Road can order. Or if he needs it right away, I have some.


that doesnt work all the time, only if its not real bad. and it could be some worn out 0 rings as well, which nothing will fix other than to replace them.
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Thanks everyone, I let him know about the options you presented him.
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carb issues

I've been watching these threads about carb issues also and wonder why it isn't affecting me either. My bikes sit around between rides and I haven't seen any adverse effects. I use premium from either the Kroger by my house or Valero by my shop. I just got rid of my 96 ZX-11 yesterday and it was still running perfectly. My 2001 R6 doesn't get many miles either and it runs just fine. I haven't had any issues in the +1 year that I've had it. Go figure...I hope I continue to not have any problems.
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Here is where some of the running issues are...:

Plugged up pilot jet from a Mikuni BST38ss...

Have a friend that is considering getting his carbs cleaned

Here it is after it's clean...notice how small that hole in the jet is...
Have a friend that is considering getting his carbs cleaned.
This is the primary reason some bikes are more prone to issues than others; pilot circuit size. Not just the size of the pilot jet, but also the pilot air jet and fuel screw circuit as well as the related passages. Some carbs are set up with very tiny circuits and are more prone to issues than others.


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i wonder why it is that i havent had any fuel/carb issues and i basically never use a fuel treatment, other than the techron stuff that is in the gas.
in these threads recently, i usually see someone say that they are having problems and that they use a fuel stabilizer or treatment pretty regularly. hm..

You also ride your bike fairly often so the ethanol has little chance to evaporate / allow the additives to fall out of suspension.
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allow the additives to fall out of suspension.
If we can fly a spaceship to the moon, why in the can't chemical engineers come up with a gasoline additive that solvates today's fuel mixture into a solution (rather than just leave it a problematic suspension)?


EDIT: In case someone else is curious and isn't following the question, the components of a suspension will separate over time, a solution does not.
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