Assuming the slowjet is a cylinder, I am referring to the central "pipe" going from one end to the other. This was clogged. Fuel moves from the float chamber to the main carb chamber along this pipe. The four holes visible on the curved part of the cylinder is where the vaporized fuel goes into the main carb chamber. There are actually four more holes, on opposite sides of the curved part of the cylinder. These eight holes were not clogged.Thanks for the detailed post, bikelearner. I am a new owner/rider who wants to maintain my bike by myself as much as possible, but I have had no previous mechanical experience. I am, however, learning a lot from this forum everyday. Could you please tell me, when you say the slow jet was clogged, do you mean the tiny holes along the narrower cylinder part, or is there a larger hole at the tip (I couldn't tell from the side-view)? And how did you clean it? Thanks again for the excellent labelled photos.
sweet bike, how do you keep it so nice and shiny?!
Nice photo details...using this with the carb overhaul threads on the forum will prove very helpful to the first time carb cleaners out there!:thumb:Carb cleaning - some photos.
Honda Rebel carb teardown and rebuild - jayshah's Photos
Bike rides smooth now. Immensely satisfying.
Great post. I have had problems cleaning carbs over the years and have never been able to clean a badly clogged jet with liquid cleaner and, or compressed air. What really works good are a set of welding tip cleaners sold by the NAPA stores, part # 777-1420. They are very strong and come as a set of about 12 different sizes for about $7. These tip cleaners can also be used to enlarge a jet slightly. They really heped me unclog a CB 100 carb that had jets plugged with a material that felt like cement from over 20 years of storage. I also used the set to enlarge my 250 Nighthawk jets enough so that it does not run lean anymore. The cleaners are like small files, some as small as a needle.