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Hi everyone, my 1st post here, but have been reading quite a few threads. Y'all are great. I tried looking for this specific topic without success.

(I'm on a 93 ex500, ~6k miles. Bought it around 5 years ago and have put maybe 1.5k miles on it since then)

I did a carb cleaning a couple weeks back after the bike sat for a year and a half without proper winterizing. It starts great and idles fine for as long as wanted. But once I apply some throttle and release, the idle putters down until it eventually dies, unless I apply some more throttle.

Im kicking myself because I totally missed removing the idle mixture plugs and adjusting the screws to the recommended 2.5 turns when I had the carbs removed.

Now I'm wondering is it 100% necessary to remove the carb again just to remove those plugs?
 

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well you didn't clean the most important circuit of the carbs. might as well plan on doing em again. you need to drill a small hole into the plugs and get a pick in them to lever them out. might be possible with the carbs on, but if you didn't pull the pilot jets and clean them ??

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Possible? Yes.

Worth the trouble and brain aneurysm attempting it? No.
 

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The legendary fog himself! Hi there!

You're right... my carb cleaning job definitely is missing that step. I'm not sure why I skipped that step entirely. I guess I was too hasty. It was my 1st time doing carbs and I was too excited to get everything back together and on the bike to see how it would run.

Now I feel like an idiot for even asking. Thanks fog. LOL.
 

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On a '93 I'd recommend pulling the pilot screws and replacing the flattened, rock hard orings you'll find in there.
 

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On a '93 I'd recommend pulling the pilot screws and replacing the flattened, rock hard orings you'll find in there.
Hey! Im brand new to the joining the forum but have read through a bunch of your posts. I tried private messaging you but my account is too new. I’m looking for a carb rebuild kit do you ship to Canada? I’m not going to split them. Thanks!
 

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Hey! Im brand new to the joining the forum but have read through a bunch of your posts. I tried private messaging you but my account is too new. I’m looking for a carb rebuild kit do you ship to Canada? I’m not going to split them. Thanks!
You can find carb kits almost anywhere. If you want your carbs done right and completely rejuvenated, tested and ready for you to install, send them to Custom Carb Services. If your plan is to do them yourself, you may want to reconsider and just send them in instead.

Use the link and you won’t have to worry about PMs
 
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Hey! Im brand new to the joining the forum but have read through a bunch of your posts. I tried private messaging you but my account is too new. I’m looking for a carb rebuild kit do you ship to Canada? I’m not going to split them. Thanks!
i'll send a pm
 
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