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Postby citation4500 » May 21st, 2003, 11:03 am

hey all i was just wonderin aboot it wit the 80 moto-ski mirage II is it safe to never clean ur carbs on ur sled ???
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Postby sledwrench » May 21st, 2003, 12:59 pm

I'll bet you understand old bart just fine.LOL If you're asking is it OK to NEVER clean the carbs. The answer is NO. If anything is to blame for more running problems on an old sled, its the carb. Do the maintenance at home, or carry a tow-rope.
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Postby 8roy7 » May 21st, 2003, 5:18 pm

Clean them every year. It's easy to do yourself, or take it somewhere to get it done.It won't cost near as much as burning down a piston somewhere about 35 miles from the middle of nowhere at 11 o'clock at night.Actually it was daytime, but it took nearly four hours of waiting at the nearest bar (That's where the 35 miles comes in) for a ride back after dragging a cooked one in from the boondocks.Clean them, clean them, clean them.
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Postby skidoorider » May 22nd, 2003, 1:25 pm

With the crappy fuels we have available to us today it is more important than ever to clean those carbs before EVERY riding season. Take it from me.....I see several burnt-down motors every season due to "green" carburators. Trust me ....it's much cheaper to maintain your sled than it is to rebuild it !!!

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Postby amsoilman » May 23rd, 2003, 12:24 pm

CLEAN THEM...its cheaper and less frustrating than a nuclear meltdown on the trails. Varnish is good for wood, not carbs!
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Postby citation4500 » May 24th, 2003, 8:02 am

just how aboots do i clean them??
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Postby sledwrench » May 24th, 2003, 9:31 am

Take them off, take them apart, soak 'em, blow 'em, inspect 'em, adjust 'em, install them. If they are float type, float level is probably all you have to check, if it ran good. Diaghram carbs are a different story. Buy a kit to include the pump portion. Clean and blow, set fuel level, re-assemble dry. Base line the Hi and Lo speeds, change fuel filter. Then carry a tow-rope, for those who thought they could get by another year without cleaning. (There is a little more to it than this, but this will get you started.)
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Postby amsoilman » May 24th, 2003, 10:12 am

Citation-the sled should have Mikuni carbs. If so, this web site should help you:

http://www.mikuni.com/fs-carburetor.html

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Postby citation4500 » May 24th, 2003, 10:19 pm

thanks but mikuni on that site doesnt say they make sled carbs
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Postby amsoilman » May 25th, 2003, 3:31 am

Citation; it doesn't mention sleds specifically, but they are the right company. Your carb should be the VM (commonly referred to as the "round slide" carb). They have an adobe acrobat service manual that you can download. I tried to copy it and send it to you, but my computer won't let me. Thats what I get for buying and using something that's smarter than I am...:)
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