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post #41 of 43 (permalink) Old 10-13-2015, 08:27 AM
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Originally Posted by Tatanka View Post
Yep, the mix is 50% Pine-Sol and 50% water. Safe for rubber parts. Process can be improved by strapping a palm sander to it for vibration. Of course, now that I've learned about this I'll likely never have to rebuild another set of carbs!
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post #42 of 43 (permalink) Old 10-13-2015, 09:41 AM
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Originally Posted by Tatanka View Post
Has this been covered here before?

If not, a 50:50 mix of Pine-Sol and a 12-24 hour soak of semi-dismantled carbs cleans them to pristine condition. Who'd a thunk it? Pine-Sol? After the soak, you just rinse the carbs thoroughly with clean water, dry them with compressed air, reassemble and off you go. Beats the Gumout approach I've used for a long time.....

And they smell a lot nicer too. ;-)

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post #43 of 43 (permalink) Old 06-25-2016, 03:05 PM
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Hi, new to the forum here but have some experience with the Keihen carbs that the GL1100 has when I serviced my 1981 CB750C. I used Pine-sol which worked well but does take the plating off of cadmium plated parts. I always disassembled the carbs right down to the last screw. Believe me when I tell you taking them on and off the bike was always a super pain in the butt.
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