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post #1 of 154 (permalink) Old 03-13-2008, 11:19 PM Thread Starter
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Cleaning carbs on your old school 6r. complete writeup w/ pics!

did a carb cleaning. took pics. i didnt need to take the diaphragms off so this is only the gas side if you will... but if your needles are all gummy and what not.. you need to remove the covers on the other side and pull the assy out and make sur eyou clean those needles up. so.

also... this is how i would do it. not saying i'm 100% right.. and if you play with your carbs you are responsible lol. This method has worked for me many times.

First, remove whatever you need to to see all the tank bolts. Then remove the gas tank bolts.


Disconnect the fuel petcock after turning it to the off position.


Disconnect the carburetor fuel inlet hose


Disconnect hoses going to the airbox and the screws holding the top of the airbox on


REmove the lower part of the airbox by removing the screws holding it down and whatever hoses are attached


Disconnect the carb vent hoses


Disconnect TPS on right side of carbs (sitting down on bike)


Loosen clamps and pull carbs out of boots. I would cover the holes with paper towels or something immediately to keep things from falling in there by accident


Remove throttle cable bracket to make it easier to take the cables off, then disconnect the cables


Disconnect the choke cable, pull it out of the bracket or some bikes just unbolt the bracket that holds it


Pull the carbs off. Sit down somewhere with a can of carb cleaner and get ready to work


Loosen and remove all the float bowl covers. They can strip easy, so i would recommend using vice grips to loosen them all up initially. works like a charm



These are the parts of the carb that interest you. If your bike isnt idling, the pilot jet is prob dirty. if its sputtering at the top end, check the main jet. If it floods or something, check the float needle as there may be crud binding it up


Remove the pin holding the float in, something small helps.


Remove the screw holding the float needle valve and remove if necessary... sometimes they are pressed in and not meant to be removed.


Check the pilot jet after removing it. See if you can see light through it. 2 of mine were showing no light , hence the sputtering.


Soak everything good and remember what went where. Sometimes there are different jets in the inner and outer banks and you don't want to mix those up



Blow some air through everything and reassemble. I cleaned my carbs in the little places with q-tips soaked in carb cleaner. that seems to work well with the tight spaces


Put everything back together and drink a beer
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awesome right up! i personally thankyou for doing this how to write up, now i feel brave enough to tackle the job, which i have been avoiding forever! rep points to you my friend!
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good writeup. reps to ya. i think i may tackle this when i shim my carbs. how much to do it for me?

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Good work Bro.
Reps to ya.

I love playing with the carbs on my ol Z1.
Ive yet pulled em off my 01.
Thanks.

You're beginning to damage my calm.


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nice writeup. Can you tell me where the mixture screws are located?
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nice writeup. Can you tell me where the mixture screws are located?
you have to drill out the caps over them. look at the pics of the float bowl... theres a cap in a hole with a tiny hole through it. thats gotta come out... its under there
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awesome writeup man. i'm just down the road from ya in Southington. we gotta get some CT rides together this season. take it easy.
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awesome writeup man. i'm just down the road from ya in Southington. we gotta get some CT rides together this season. take it easy.


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we are all gonna be rollin on the same bikes haha
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nice right up...looks like il be busy this weeknd
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