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So I have been pondering buying a set of carbs to be a spare set of good runners. It may be a decade before I use them. Considering parts are getting hard to come by and the need for a set of carbs down the road might be a thing...

(I have been pondering buying an entire parts bike actually)

(I am leaning in the #2 category right now from below)

So, my thoughts are either:


#1 Buy them clean the fuel out of them and remove the float bowl and them store them in a nice tight container in what ever state they are in., not torn down.

#2 Tear them down spray clean the parts to store in a nice tight container in what ever state they are in, again torn down.

#3 Rebuild them, store them in a vacuum sealed container or a tightly sealed container after draining the test fuel out or:
3a: wet test
3b: Do not wet test (bother with if you put it in service)

#4 Rebuild them and flush through a silicon spray or carb cleaner and remove bowl for storage and then vacuum seal it or tight sealed container, or:
4a: Wet test
4b: Do not wet test (bother with if you put it in service)

#5 all the above is a waste of time period.
 

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I have a spare set of carbs fully cleaned and disassembled with new consumables kept in a airtight container together with half a dozen silica gel packs (that came in my medication) stored in cool dry place.
if I need them it's just a case of reassembly a wet test and there ready to use.
 
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