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Hello all. I've just joined. I've been a long time CX500 rider, first owned one in the early 80s and have one in the garage.

I haven't used the one in the garage for quite a few years and am looking to get it up and running again. It was running when I last used it and never intended to stop rider it, so the carbs weren't drained.

I'm expecting the carbs to be all bunged up - and in anticipation of this, my question is ... what is the best way to clean them / de-bung them?

Thanks,

Mike
 

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Welcome to the forums from Arkansas:cool: There is a wiki about the carbs and also Larry Cargill has an excellent book for cleaning and rebuilding them.:D
 

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Welcome to the forums from Arkansas:cool: There is a wiki about the carbs and also Larry Cargill has an excellent book for cleaning and rebuilding them.:D
I can second that on Larry's book. I bought it and it has been invaluable. I even emailed Larry with a couple of questions and he got straight back to me and was a great help.

My CX500 had sat for 12 years or more before I brought it back to life.
 

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Thanks for the replies.

I'll look up the book. As Murray said, it might be easier to send it somewhere.

I didn't mention my location - I'm in the UK.
 

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Unless there is a UK version of larry that may be a bit costly:D
 

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Like to Larry's book is in my signature line .... best buy I ever made when working on carbs (and I used to rebuild car ones for a living).
 
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