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Old 02-24-2011, 05:25 PM   #1
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Hey guys, I let my bike sit up over winter and now my jets are clogged. Is there anyway I can un clog then without taking it to a shop or spending a load of money? I'm pretty good mechanic but never messed with jets or cleaning carbs, it is a 96 Suzuki bandit 600 with the 4 carbs. ANY help is appreciated!
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You could try seafoam, but if its been that long, with the quality fuel in this area, I'm sure it won't totally clear them.
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Old 02-24-2011, 05:54 PM   #3
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take em apart and hit them with a water hose then air blow them thats what i do
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that will not fix worn out o rings from sitting for so long and being worn out. all that will do is break up some of the gunk in the needles. which will then go into your engine. it wont free up any gunk built up on the vacuum side of the carbs either. and 99.5% of the time when its been sitting to the point the carbs are clogged then the spark plugs are bad as well.
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Depending on how bad it is the carbs will need to come off and be disassembled.
the jets and carbs should be soaked in a cleaning solution in order to remove the varnish from the pilot circuits.
Being as it's a '96 you will probably need some parts; fuel screw o-rings, float bowl gaskets and possibly inlet needles.
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