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This probably would have been in the wiki but the link doesn't seem to be working anymore. I'm looking for safe solvents to clean the plastic parts of the carbs. I can find some aerosol spot-cleaning solvents but I'm looking for a liquid I can immerse the parts in if possible.
 

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plastic you referring to the fuel and vent rails? Or you mean rubber slide diaphragms?

Either way, a soapy warm water bath will not destroy. I routinely use Dawn dish soap/water in service functions. Dry and follow with a bit of Armor All if doing diaphragms using fingers coupled with microfiber/soft rag. go easy...no tearing.
A warning at all costs though, anytime, anywhere, anyway....avoid any chemical stuff on diaphragm rubbers. Especially the most read about use of starting fluid...ill advised. Ducati/Mikuni carbs and 250 Ninja Keihins employ nylon/plastic slides...ditto there. Starting fluid blatantly destructive crap.
 

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thanks @bpe I had no idea about that wayback machine thing. @ducatiman thanks for the tips, I would have given the fuel and vent slides the same treatment if u hadn't mentioned. I think I found a local place that sells a dip in carb cleaner. I'll find out Monday.
 
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