Can anyone recommend THE BEST
product for cleaning gum out of carbs?
I won't bore you with an in-depth explanation as to "why" I'm asking other than to say: several years ago before I became my own mechanic - or is that my own best enemy?
- I had issues with my carbs. After being "referred" to a local Honda dealer (who supposedly had the best carb guy working for them in the local area) I was told that the #1 and #3 carb were almost completely clogged. In any case, I've recently realized that the guy put the float bowls back on each carb in such a way that you can't get to the carb drain screws. At least not in the normal way!
If I'm right, two carbs each are supposed
to have the drain screws facing the "outside"
of the bike (away from center). Well... mine don't. Two on either side are facing "inward"
toward the others meaning that I have to go from the "opposite" side of the bike to turn the freaking drain screws! If I'm right on my assumption here, that means this butthole mechanic deliberately
placed the carbs in this manner in the hope I would (again) have to return for more carb work in the future!
So to solve my problem I bought a 3/16" screw driver with a 10" shank. Although I still have to go from the opposite side of the bike to get to the drain screws, I "can" (with some effort and removal of the right side lower fairing and both under-seat rear fairings) drain the carbs.
In any case I started it up for the first time today and it ran a bit rough. Not "bad" but enough to make me question if there might be some more gum build-up in the carbs. Hence the reason for my question.
I have used (and still do use) Lucas Upper Cylinder Lubricant with Injector Cleaners and Fuel Conditioners
. However - this is a "lubricant" and thus it does feel slick like an oil. I'm wondering if I need to use strictly a "fuel cleaner" that contains acetone?
Any advice would be greatly appreciated...