Wednesday, July 21, 2010

That Wasn't So Bad

After a day or two to reflect on my carburetor issue, and all the help from the kind folks on the VX800 e-mail list, it was time to dig in. Honestly it was not all that difficult. The success or failure of the carburetor cleaning is yet to be seen but the process of disassembling, cleaning and reassembling the front unit was not very difficult.
One big problem with this carb became evident within moments. The diaphragm was not seated properly when the previous owner had the carbs rebuilt. Honestly, it is a wonder this one worked at all.

There is the rear carb yet to clean, and the success or failure only to be determined once both are strapped back onto the engine. Sometimes a task that seems daunting is honestly rather small after a day or two of hydration and reflection.


Charlie said...

I have been there and done that myself. Just last week I had the seat from the needle and seat fall off the top carb body of my boat and drop into the float bowl. Stuck on the lake while I fixed the issue with my leatherman. The carb had just been rebuilt too....


RazorsEdge2112 said...

Oh WOW! I guess they can have issues anytime, and typically in the worst place.