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06-26-2010, 6:01 PM
Dug this thing out of the shed(82 xs650 see intro Ohio) and I managed to wire it for spark and had 125 comp. NO FUEL! removed the bowl and there is 1/8 inch tar in bottom , floats do not move. I need some advise , should I try to clean these and rebuild or buy other carbs., Also will any year carbs work on a 82. Geno

06-26-2010, 7:10 PM
I would disassemble them, and boil the entire carb body in a lemon juice/water solution(1:1). Drop the carbs and float bowls in the pot and boil them for about a 1/2 hour. They should come out pretty damn clean!!! The lemon juice really works well to clean out the varnish and buildup.

06-26-2010, 7:52 PM
Yea take them apart and clean the hell out of them. If you use the lemon juice and water do it out side it stinks real bad!!!

06-27-2010, 8:26 AM
Thanks for the info, glad to hear they can be saved! Geno