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Old 08-15-2016, 10:56 AM   #1
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2005 Ninja 500 Carb Help

I'm needing help on getting my son's bike in working order. He just got out of Air Force Boot camp and now at the MOS training. Once he gets to his duty station I'd like to ship him his bike. I drove the bike a few times around the block the last 3 months but obviously not enough because the choke isn't having any effect on it.

Do yall have a favorite carb guy?

let me know, thanks.
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Old 08-15-2016, 09:22 PM   #2
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DIY. Carbs on that thing are easy. If they've never been off, you'll have to drill out the aluminum cap covering the idle air screws, but that only takes a few minutes.

Yank the carbs, but don't separate them. Remove the bowls, then take all the guts out. Soak all metal parts in PineSol for a day (soak in two bins, and label them L/R). Soak the connected carb bodies together in their own bin. After a day, scrub the parts with a stiff bristled brush to remove any latent varnish. Spray with carb cleaner and reassemble.

If you're not wanting to DIY, most any motorcycle shop will clean the carbs for you and do a good job. Check the sponsor's section. It's custom jetting that takes a special touch.
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Old 08-26-2016, 09:23 AM   #4
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Did you get the carbs done? We are in the Sugarland area. Sugarland Power Sports, 832-491-7425
We usually charge 300-400 for those carbs, depends on how bad they are, if it needs a kit or not. Since he is active military, we will do it for $150.00.
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Seeing this post , and not knowing motodad85 was in Sugar land Tx I went to have a look see . Bought a set of Michelin PR4's 180/55/17 and 120/70/17 non gt model at a better price than anyone else in Houston . best price I had been given was 189 / 159 each plus tax . The little guy shop beat them tires will be here Monday
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