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post #16 of 20 Old 09-09-2014, 07:39 AM Thread Starter
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May have found the problem. Pulled carbs apart again and looking at the starter jet that is pressed in and not able to remove. Could anyone tell me if you use a wire and clean it out how far should the wire go in. I seem to only get it in about a 1/4 " or so. I'm thinking it should go in a bit more than that so that is why it isn't getting fuel when choked or the enricher is applied
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post #17 of 20 Old 09-09-2014, 08:46 AM
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Doing it with a wire, be VERY careful to not scrape the brass off the jet. If you bore it out too much, you'll be screwed.

The easiest way is to chem-dip the carbs. Whether you use white vinegar or commercial chem-dip is moot. Either will work. Just dismantle the carbs to individual bores and remove ALL plastic and rubber, as this will be destroyed if you don't. Take lots of pictures and notes. Soak them for a while and use an air compressor with an air tip and blow it out after the dip. Don't let them dry first.

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Poking them out with a wire will work fine..

Do it all the time
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If your carbs check out then I would re-check your valve lash. Hard to start-then starts with fluid and runs fine-then back to hard to start cold sounds like the valve trouble. The valves on this particular bike might as well be made out of lead they are so soft. I had the same problems you are having on a 87 RX model. Took the head off and ALL 16 valves were mushroomed. I bought a used head on ebay for like 50 bucks with the valves still in them and r&r the head. Started and ran fine after that. If you can adjust the valves you are capable of removing the head.
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post #20 of 20 Old 09-10-2014, 03:29 PM Thread Starter
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I think/hope the starter jet is plugged as I could not get anything through it
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