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CARB CLEANING SERVICE ,ultrasonic cleaning

wickedzl900 Nov 15, 2007

  1. wickedzl900

    wickedzl900 Senior Member Supporting Member

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    normally not, just air pod filters
     
  2. R. J.

    R. J. Senior Member

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    :hello: What kind of exhaust. I have Slip on 10 inch Supertrapps & no jetting was needed.
     
  3. PTPopz813

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    The pipe (x pipe?) Under the transmition is rotten. I am going to weld up a stainless Xpipe at work and replace the resonators with new aftermarket ones... Still a couple of months down the road.
     
  4. R. J.

    R. J. Senior Member

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    :hello: If you are not running pods you won't need to rejet your carbs.
     
  5. Ducky Dog

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    A little update on my ZL9 carbs that Rick rebuilt
    First off,, lately I haven't been riding much due to work load
    But,, I was able to get a few rides in ,,,,
    My first ride was a 50 mile round trip on the freeway, traffic was paced at about 90 mph.
    That was a bit high paced to do a fuel/mileage check but it is knowledge gained
    The bike ran smooth as silk and always had more rpm on tap.
    the next two rides were short, in town, 5 miles each and of course the bike ran flawlessly
    I got about 61 miles then hit reserve. the last tank of gas I hit reserve at about 54 miles
    so my fuel efficiency is much better and I think if I stay under 70 mph I will get even better mileage
    last thing is the minor buzz at the gas cap is gone...
    Thanks again Rick,,, Job well done!
    I forgot to mention ,,, I nailed 2nd gear crossing an intersection and pulled a wheelie, Me happy!
     
  6. wickedzl900

    wickedzl900 Senior Member Supporting Member

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    thank you , Ken
     
  7. badbrad

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    Rick, sent you a message my friend! I’m finally ready and 1 set of carbs is boxed and ready to go. I sent you my number, just give me a buzz and I’ll grab address and all again.

    I have got to stop letting these babies sit!
     
  8. markus56

    markus56 ZL-OA Co-owner Staff Member Administrator Super Moderator Supporting Member

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    Same here Brad.....gotta' do my 9 again from letting it sit. I normally drain the carbs which is good enough but i DIDN'T THIS TIME. I'll be sending a set before much longer too Rick.
     
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    You become old... s126.gif . :laughing7:
     
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  10. badbrad

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    I can’t believe I spent all the time getting these bikes right then let them sit. I had trouble with my low mileage red 900( you did the forks on this one) as it would crank and run good then within about 2 minutes it would start to run real rough and cut off. If you let it sit for about 5 minutes it would crank back up and run like new for about 2 minutes and would run bad and cut off again. I got aggravated and just let it sit.

    Well, I found the problem when I removed the carbs. The seat was pinching the supply line just enough to let it run for a couple minutes. I’m almost 100 percent sure it will run right now once I get the carbs done.

    The 1000 just sat to long too. I need to rebuild the water pump as it’s leaking oil . I just let it sit and now I have the carbs and water pump to rebuild. I will get it, I’m focused again, lol
     
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    The ethanol gas today takes at least 4 months off of the sit time. I have a gas station nearby that sells non ethanol gas and will be the way I go from
    You still doing fuel valves? I’ll need to take a look at mine, May can just clean it up. They started to leak gas
     
  13. R. J.

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  14. wickedzl900

    wickedzl900 Senior Member Supporting Member

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    brad let me know when you send them
     
  15. markus56

    markus56 ZL-OA Co-owner Staff Member Administrator Super Moderator Supporting Member

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    Yeah Brad, I wished I had a non ethanol station around me that I could get good petrol at but I don't. Yes, I still do the fuel valves and have some ready to ship if anyone needs one for either the 900 or 1000.
     
  16. badbrad

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    Did you get the carbs?
     
  17. R. J.

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    :hello: I pulled my carbs today on my ZL 10. I'm going to get the carbs rails powder coated. Also the float bowls need cleaned. IMG_6822.JPG IMG_6831.JPG IMG_6830.JPG IMG_6827.JPG IMG_6832.JPG IMG_6833.JPG I don't think they was cleared.
     

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