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couple questions:

may or may not be dumb questions...



i am following Larry's book step by step on my 81 gl500.



question 1:

only one carb should have an idle adjustment screw, correct?

(i only have 1)



question 2: the book instructs to soak the carb bodies, which i have done. am i ok to soak the bowl and top in carb dip as well? (provided that i remove the rubber gasket? if not whats the best way to clean those? (other than an ultrasonic cleaner?)



thanks for your help
 

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Larry can inform you better when he spots your post, - he is the resident carb guru after all.



Q 1, - on these bikes there is only one idle adjustmentfor the left carb only. The right carb is matched to this by the carb balance adjustment between the carbs.



Q 2, - there should be no reason not to soak the floatbowl and top cover. What you don't want to soak is the aircut valve covers, the accel. pump cover and any parts not made of metal.
 

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hows about the carb piston slides?

those ok to dip or should i just use carb spray?

thanks!
 

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Soak everything metal. Don't put any rubber or plastic in carb dip.



Blow out all passages in carb bodies with carb cleaner followed by compressed air.



Remove the jets, inspect and insure they are clean.



If you wipe with rags, make sure they are lint free as all your cleaning efforts will be for nothing if a bit of lint ends up in a passage or jet.



Try to re-assemble in conditions suitable for home surgery.



Stan
 
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