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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-30-2016, 11:31 PM Thread Starter
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Hello all, first post on here so if its in the wrong area i apologize and id appreciate being pointed in the right direction!

Im 16 and I love bikes. Sports bikes are cool but choppers are where my hearts at. And cafe racers are the cherry on top for me. I got my first bike recently, a 71' suzuki ts250. Im pretty good with working on cars and have alot of experience for my age. But not so much with bikes. The bikes in great shape but the throttle is stuck (just ordered a new one along with the battery) and i assume the carbs need to be cleaned/rebuilt. Im having trouble finding info on doing this. Just wondering if anyone can link a thread with a tutorial or could be kind enough to tell me. Hopefully ill be on here for a while
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Hey there and welcome to the forum.

You can just remove the carb, and remove everything one by one, clean it, and put it back. It cannot be very complicated on an old bike. Make sure you check the seals and gaskets. If anything looks bad, check for replacement.
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One of the best ways to clean a carb is soaking it in carb dip, after disassembly. Make sure any rubber or plastic parts are left out of the dip. The aluminium and brass parts are the only ones that should be soaked. Soak at least overnight or longer. Rinse with warm water and blow out the parts with compressed air. Check the jets for any clogs. You may need to run a thin wire through the jets to get residue out.

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Will do guys. Im not very worried about disassembly, but is reassembly hard? Ive read about everything needing to be out back on and adjusted but wasnt sure if thats only newer carbs or if old ones are more self explanatory
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The pilot screw will have to be adjusted correctly. Simply screw it in all the way, being careful not to over-tighten it, and keep track of how many turns it takes. Then on reassembly, again screw it all the way in and back it out the same amount you recorded earlier.

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Get yourself a service/repair manual. You'll find one on Ebay for less than $30, and it will save you loads more than that in time and money. Put it in your bathroom and read it like a novel. I learn something new every time I crack one open.

Have fun, and wear a helmet!

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Get yourself a service/repair manual. You'll find one on Ebay for less than $30, and it will save you loads more than that in time and money. Put it in your bathroom and read it like a novel. I learn something new every time I crack one open.

Have fun, and wear a helmet!
I was considering this, might try to find one online thats a PDF. I have an 87' fiero and the service manual did me wonders . And yes a helmet will be my new bestfriend

I got the carbs off and apart and one seems to have been rebuild and brand new, the other... not so much. Looks like someone poored gorilla glue in it lol. Soaked it in pine sol and the throttle slide/cylinder part is still stuck. I ordered a rebuild kit but i think ill have fun getting it loose. And the floats arent connected on my carbs, theyre on individual rods? Got one of them moving freely and the other is still pretty stuck. Looking into the engine it looks very clean.

Ill try rebuilding the one carb and i got a new battery and throttle cable. After that im going to do the fluids and clean the pepcock, get the rust out of the tank and hope for the best.
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Can anyone tell me how to check if oil injection works? If not do i just use 2 stroke gas
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