Carby How to clean carby

Discussion in '2-Stroke Engines' started by bigkev81, Aug 16, 2016.

  1. bigkev81

    bigkev81 Member

    Hi guys,
    I am sorry if this has been covered before but I couldn't find it. It probably has but I couldn't figure out the magical search phrase.

    Anyways, working on my 66cc bike which has been sitting in the garage for 2 or more years. I've been advised to clean the carby out.

    I have removed my carb from the bike. I am assuming I remove these 2 Phillips head screws:

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    To access the bottom part and clean that area out?

    How do I clean it? Rag and carb cleaner?
    Also my uncle tells me to be careful messing with the carb as they can be complicated and have lots of springs (whatever his issue with springs are I don't know lol, I've always thought of him as a weirdo haha)

    Anything I should look out for or be careful not to do during this process?

    Thanks in advance :)
    Last edited: Aug 16, 2016

  2. Frankenstein

    Frankenstein Active Member

    Well your uncle also probably dealt with very large and complicated carbs from old style engines and motorcycles. The ones we deal with are lucky if they even have 2 springs and 5 screws in them.

    Now as far as cleaning, open it up and remove any rubber parts from the bunch, soak them in acetone for half an hour.

    Then spray it with carb cleaner (wear 2 pairs of gloves, or rough it and don't :)) get into all the little spots and let it air dry. Reassemble, ride the bike.
  3. Frankfort MB's

    Frankfort MB's Well-Known Member

    They are pretty easy to clean.... YouTube is a good choice if you don't know how:)

    A new carb is pretty cheap if something goes wrong.
  4. jaguar

    jaguar Well-Known Member

    cheaper is just to use alcohol (or gasoline) and Q-tips.
    strip the plastic off of a bread tie-wrap and use that metal wire to move it in and out of the main jet to clean out its fuel passageway.