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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 10-21-2011, 9:17 AM Thread Starter
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Has any one had there carbs ultra sonically cleaned are the any pit falls and would i have to set them back up to get the bike to run after. Found some one that will clean both for 40.00 inc postage and he will replace any naf screws
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i suspect he would probably write down where the screws are set before ripping them apart so he gets them right again... cleaning your own carbs is pretty simple anyway. if you need ultra sonic, they are way beyond fucked anyway.

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i suspect he would probably write down where the screws are set before ripping them apart so he gets them right again... cleaning your own carbs is pretty simple anyway. if you need ultra sonic, they are way beyond fucked anyway.
My carbs work fine it is just that i like to keep my bike in tip top condition the tank will be removed this winter and cleaned so will the carbs they will be the last thing to put back to new condition so if this type of cleaning is ok then that's what will happen.

(My as well clean the inside as well as out 40.00 inc postage is not a lot of money for the work done )

Do you think i would put up with a pair of f----d up carbs on a bike like this ?.
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Dont waste your money Paul. I have an ultrasonic cleaner I use for the model engines, it's good for what it has to do, but the carbs on your bike would not benefit from a sonic clean.
If you want them doing PM me.

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I've had my carbs cleaned in an ultrasonic machine. I didn't pay extra it was just part of the service they provided. On the outside they looked brand new after they were reinstalled.

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I've had my carbs cleaned in an ultrasonic machine. I didn't pay extra it was just part of the service they provided. On the outside they looked brand new after they were reinstalled.

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Thanks for the compliment but did your bike ride ok after they cleaned then ?
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I've had my carbs cleaned in an ultrasonic machine. I didn't pay extra it was just part of the service they provided. On the outside they looked brand new after they were reinstalled.

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Thanks for the compliment but did your bike ride ok after they cleaned then ?
Ran very well after the cleaning. Smoother and even saw in crease in my MPG (maybe due to the overall cleaning of the carbs). I haven't experience any negative side effects from it either.

Really there's nothing harmful that can happen to your carbs. They are cleaned in an Ultrasonic machine using just tap water and ultrasound to do the work.

Is it required to get a thorough cleaning? I don't think so. I'm definitely no expert but carbs have been cleaned for a very long time without this technology. If it's free or for just a minimal cost then sure why not.


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ay up get it done. i used to use an ultrasonic at work and best part of me engine found its way into it T120 .IT shakes loose any crap that is lurking in their.40 quid a bit much tho.cant remember the chemical that was used in it it wasnt water tho

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Thanks for all the info still not made my mind up so keep it coming THANKS.
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for restoration purposes, ultrasound cleans the bodies like new. We can't accomplish that at home with guitar strings and compressed air.

i'll submit our methods posted ad nauseum here DONE CORRECTLY will net results equal AFA tuning and running is concerned.



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for restoration purposes, ultrasound cleans the bodies like new. We can't accomplish that at home with guitar strings and compressed air.

i'll submit our methods posted ad nauseum here DONE CORRECTLY will net results equal AFA tuning and running is concerned.


Granted, sonic cleaning will bring the carb's up like new, but to do it properly the carb's still need dismantling/cleaning/re-assembling.
I have come accross a few so called "cleaning companie's" who do nothing more than throw the carb (whole) into the tank for 20 mins and say it is clean.....er, no it aint.
I bought my little sonic cleaner specificaly for cleaning my small glow engines, It does a wonderfull job and has paid for itself many times over (I have a small side buisness doing overhauls and cleaning), I use V1ALUS solution at 5%, brings ally up to a super shinning showroom finish.

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i suspect he would probably write down where the screws are set before ripping them apart so he gets them right again... cleaning your own carbs is pretty simple anyway. if you need ultra sonic, they are way beyond fucked anyway.
Not true at all.


I pull them apart and write down the settings then hand them over. That way I know they come apart and go back toegther properly, and I know they arent halfassing it. I had a carb off a 350 warrior (there is a small thread somewhere around here) that was caked solid with crap that I couldnt even get off with carb cleaner. Looked brand new when i got it back, inside and out.

jonh... how would carbs not benefit?

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i suspect he would probably write down where the screws are set before ripping them apart so he gets them right again... cleaning your own carbs is pretty simple anyway. if you need ultra sonic, they are way beyond fucked anyway.
jonh... how would carbs not benefit?
LOL,Paul's carb's would not benefit......have you seen them,?.....they are cleaner than the day they were fitted,

Dirty carb's, yeah, get them cleaned, but Paul's are already spotless. He's sorted anyway, they will be arriving here in the not to distant future,

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I have used mine with Berrymans Chem-Dip. The older stuf works better. Dissasemble and clean with low heat for half hour. Reasembly is reverse of disasembly.

I use a professional model that holds one and a half quarts. The comsumer ones arent strong enough in my opinnion.
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