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 Post subject: Re: HOW TO - CLEAN THE CARB
PostPosted: Mon Aug 09, 2010 12:15 pm 
macnolias wrote:
It's disc but I tried pressure flushing and wasn't having any success.



Just saw in another post, you have a reflex not a ruckus. Mah bad. :)

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 09, 2010 3:23 pm 
Brockster wrote:
So now I have the carb buttoned back up and on the Elite. I haven't put the body panels on yet so I can see if there are any leaks.

I'm not getting it to start. Should I have poured some gas in the carb? I have already tried ether in the cylinder also.


You need has in the bowl to get it to fire. On the ruckus, you turn the key to "on" and let it sit for a few seconds while it clicks. This is the fuel pump. Repeat 3 times then fire it up. Assuming your bike functions similarly, then good to go. Else, get some gas into the bowl through other means.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 10, 2010 9:29 pm 
any options for a half stripped main jet? what if it was completely stripped?


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 12, 2010 8:55 am 
Replace with non stripped jet :wc_flag: .

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 13, 2010 7:41 am 
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 13, 2010 7:42 am 
vice grips, dremel another slot possibly. All depends on how stripped it is. How did it get stripped? Did you use the wrong sized screwdriver??

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 13, 2010 7:56 am 
Dr.EZP wrote:
Allright buddy, the time has come. It's time to remove the MAIN JET. Look, man, this is important. CHOOSE YOUR FLATHEAD SCREWDRIVER WISELY, THESE JETS STRIP REALLY EASY. The last thing you need are metal flakes stripped from jets getting into your carb.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 13, 2010 1:05 pm 
i tried to use a good screw driver.. but the fucker was on so tight. the pilot jet came off easy.
i almost stripped it. i think a good screw driver will get it out. but then i have a risk of stripping off the entire thing..

i probably used the wrong size screw driver


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 19, 2010 1:02 am 
Opened up the carb today. It wasn't as bad as I thought. Removed the entire carb and used thick screw driver to remove.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 25, 2010 1:21 pm 
great write up doc, i effortlessly cleaned the carb last night, and used it as a guide when i changed out my jets last month. super easy job, i think most anybody could do it, even a blonde girl like myself lol :wasted:

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 26, 2010 7:49 am 
so i took it out for a test drive last night after getting new hex bolts for my stripped ones, and switching my jet cuz it was running rich, and BAMM! runs like a top. so a combo of cleaning the carb after over 5k miles and proper jetting and it's super peppy. just wanted to tell y'all to go do this now! :banger: :banger:

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 19, 2010 8:56 am 
How often in normal conditions do you need to clean the carb?

I saw someone ask earlier in this thread and He gave His answer as every 1400 miles on an 2003, I own a 2009 with just over 1300 miles total, so is 1400 the answer or will it be different for the newer Ruckus?

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 19, 2010 10:34 am 
Think of it this way: the more miles on the carb, the more the carb gets dirty, and the worse the tuning becomes. It's analagous to your car when it rains: the 1st time it rains, your car is a little dirty, so it doesn't look top notch. Then, the more it rains, the worse and worse it gets, to the poing of being unbearable. Personally, I like my stuff nice and tight, so if I wasn't so lazy, I'd probably clean my carb every damn weekend.

It all depends on how you want your ruck to run, tip top, or average? You could clean it every 100, 500, 1000, 2000 miles, whatever you want.

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 Post subject: Re: HOW TO - CLEAN THE CARB
PostPosted: Tue Oct 19, 2010 5:03 pm 
Thanks for the answer.

One more question do I need a tub for the carb parts that get sprayed with the carb cleaner? If yes, does it need to be metal?

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 19, 2010 6:04 pm 
i don't use a tub. I use the type of carb cleaner that comes with the straw which you apply to the nozzle of the spray can. That straw fits pretty damn good in the jet holes and carb openings. I just blast them in the open air. I try to watch out for any plastics on the Ruck though, i've heard of others having problems with carb cleaner on the ruck plastics.

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