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    rebuilding a carb..suggestions?

    Hey guys...
    Well we got back from the lake and my sl 650 std is running better but still not good. I looked at the break down of the carbs again and realized that there is a little filter in the carbs. Please keep in mind that I have NEVER rebuild a carb and that the last time I cleaned it out was my first time ever .
    I finally got it to idle when it's warmed up, but to go from idle to take off (even warmed up), I have to pull the choke out or else it will just die. I have adjusted the high and low jets and it did not make a difference.
    Should I rebuild the carbs or will just cleaning that little screen in the carb do it? How much does a rebuild kit cost, where can I get it (I would have to do it via mail since I have no CC)?
    Any ideas, tips etc. would help great. Thanks.
    I just wanted to add that it goes 45 mph. Everything is stock (to the best of my knowledge). Does that sound right or should it go faster?
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    The rebuild is easy! and you should inspect it and test popoff before you buy 3 kits also 45 is the best that ski will do!

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    She likes the bike. But the ski gets her wet!!!! xlint89's Avatar
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    Umm, that title needs editing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xlint89 View Post
    Umm, that title needs editing.

    Sorry. I tried to editted it.
    Last edited by 1hotpotato; 07-10-2007 at 02:42 AM.

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    Rebuilding is not that hard. It mostly just new rubber parts you put in and clean up. You just need basic hand tools, philips screw driver, a few flat heads, block of wood and a hammer. You use the hammer to with screwdriver to break the screws loose . You will see when you try to remove some will not move and will start to strip a few light taps breaks them loose. Rememeber if you need new needle & seat that is extra from the rebuild kit. You get only the rubber parts in a rebuild, some come with that small filter most come with new springs. Most of the time it is that big diaphram behind the 4 screws that has holes or junk on it. Might want to put in a primer kit since you have them apart. It is whole lot faster to start with them.

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    She likes the bike. But the ski gets her wet!!!! xlint89's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1hotpotato View Post
    Sorry. I tried to editted it.
    I was only joking.... No need to be sorry.

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    Thank you everyone. Since we won't be going to the lake this weekend, I think I will at least tear into it this weekend and at least check out a few more things.
    I will check at our local NAPA to see about a rebuild and a primer kit.
    I did some reading about the pop off test. I can do that.
    I will check the carb screen, then check the main and pilot jets.

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