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Old 02-19-2012, 11:44 PM   #1
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I think I need my carbs cleaned. I full throttle my bike and can't get past 85 mph. But if I ease off it it will pick up speed. Any ideas what to use as a carb cleaner?
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Sea foam right to the tank? How Much
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I put half a bottle in a full tank. little stout but it wont hurt it. at least it hasnt hurt mine
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Just tossig some thoughts out there
Has it been sitting long?
Did you recently by gas
All hoses in decent shap and connected.
Air Cleaner and Airbox?
Throttle postion sensor.
I typically like gumout for carbs, I remove them and use the jet spray through every hole. while they are off it makes checking the floats, needle seats, diaphrams possible. If you still have screws securing the float bowls its a good time t change them to allen heads.
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Interesting. I had the same problem on Friday in the rain. At idle up to half throttle; smooth as butta', but from half up to WOT it would bog like it was out of gas.

I fill up 5 days a week so it never sits long. I pulled the plugs and found the front plug was a little bit lean, but not too bad. I then ordered a carb rebuild kit for each carb as these things haven't been cleaned in the 87K they have been run, so I figured it was time.

Anyway, I hop on the bike this morning (no rain) and the throttle response was perfect. No bog at any throttle. Now I wonder if I should check for a rain specific issue. Oh, well I'll probably clean the carbs anyway.
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Just tossig some thoughts out there
Has it been sitting long?
Did you recently by gas
All hoses in decent shap and connected.
Air Cleaner and Airbox?
Throttle postion sensor.
I typically like gumout for carbs, I remove them and use the jet spray through every hole. while they are off it makes checking the floats, needle seats, diaphrams possible. If you still have screws securing the float bowls its a good time t change them to allen heads.
It really hasn't sat very long like 2 Weeks. Just had Cam chain tensioner adjuster replaced at a shop. Bike only had 15k miles on it. I thought about the air filter going to check that today. That doesn't work I'll look at the others.

Pine sol really?
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Just tossig some thoughts out there
Has it been sitting long?
Did you recently by gas
All hoses in decent shap and connected.
Air Cleaner and Airbox?
Throttle postion sensor.
I typically like gumout for carbs, I remove them and use the jet spray through every hole. while they are off it makes checking the floats, needle seats, diaphrams possible. If you still have screws securing the float bowls its a good time t change them to allen heads.
a throttle position sensor??? arent those only on Injected Bikes??
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Pine sol really?
It's a convenient way to clean a bank of carbs. . .check i out.
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=560117
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No, its on some carb bikes too. Its for the ECU to adjust spark timings. On carb bikes it would still run if its disconnected though.
Would any of that be affected by getting Cam chain done? Like taken off not put back properly
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No, its on some carb bikes too. Its for the ECU to adjust spark timings. On carb bikes it would still run if its disconnected though.
spiffy....didnt know that.
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spiffy....didnt know that.
ya this yz450f i just picked up has one, it was at that point I stopped taking the carb apart and decided to let chad do it.

i was like the is electronics doing on my carb?
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Your issue is likely due to something other than carbs. It could well be that moisture got into a connector and caused a problem that cleared up once everything dried out.
It could be the carbs but with the water connection it makes more sense that it's electrical. IMHO
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i was like the is electronics doing on my carb?
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