HS carb question

Discussion in '4-Stroke Engines' started by dougsr.874, Dec 16, 2013.

  1. dougsr.874

    dougsr.874 Active Member

    Does anyone know where I can buy the idle speed jet for the HS carb....I've tried everything I know to clean the jet but everything is to large for the opening.....even one strand of clutch cable is to large.....compressed air no work either.....open to all suggestions....

  2. darwin

    darwin Well-Known Member

    I used one from a Honda OEM carb and it worked perfectly, off of a gxh50. Can't imagine it costing too much from a Honda dealer for that lil piece of plastic.....A piece of wire off of a fine brass wire brush is what I used to clean the jet on the OEM HS carb, only thing I could find that was small enough. Be aware the jet on the OEM Honda carb is way bigger but it does work and very well I might add.
  3. darwin

    darwin Well-Known Member

  4. dougsr.874

    dougsr.874 Active Member

    Darwin: Thanks for the info.....ordered two...but they're expensive....almost $12.00 each for a little piece of plastic......
  5. darwin

    darwin Well-Known Member

    When installing that jet it helps to lube it with wd40 or so, piece is fragile and a tight fit.
  6. HeadSmess

    HeadSmess Well-Known Member

    bristle off a paint brush, tooth brush, and or even the outer wrap on a "d" guitar string... possibly the inner core, depending on guage used... i vaguely recall even a 008 wont fit in that hole!

    make sure the ports to and from the chamber where that jet sits are also clear( blow air from carb throat through those pinholes just behind the butterfly), and lube the o-rings before reinserting!
  7. Big Red

    Big Red Active Member

    I HATE those carbs, WAY TOO TOUCHY. Clogs WAY to easy. Buy the best fuel filter you can find.
  8. darwin

    darwin Well-Known Member

    Great idea buts this new gas gums up after only a couple of weeks.