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    Question Carb help on '99 SLX

    Long storry short, I think I got some bad gas on the water and about 3 minutes after the fill up, the ski bogged and sounded like it was running on one cylinder.

    Same thing happened last summer in my XP, same gas station, same distance from the filling station, same symptoms.
    Now in the XP, I had to rebuild the carbs and put new filters in them. Then it ran great again.

    However, I don't know anything about the carbs on the '99 SLX 1050, so need a little help.

    1) Are there filters in them that may need a change?

    2) I may as well change reeds while I have it apart, so can anyone suggest a set and manufacturer to get them from?

    3) Can simple gas cleaner work on a 2 stoke? Adviseable, or not?


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    Uppon visual inspection of the fuel filter, I found small clusters of dark matter resting at the bottom of the cup. I could jiggle the cup and that matter stayed at the bottom and was dark in color. If I got it on my finger tips and spread it on my palm, it would react like grease does and smeared.
    So not sure what that was in the tank of fuel, though imagine whatever it is has gummed something else up in the journey to the engine.


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    Click avatar for tech links/info, donation request K447's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by SideFX View Post
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    1) Are there filters in them that may need a change?
    Yes.

    2) I may as well change reeds while I have it apart, so can anyone suggest a set and manufacturer to get them from?

    3) Can simple gas cleaner work on a 2 stoke? Adviseable, or not?

    Probably not worth the risk. I think others would advise pulling those carbs, and cleaning them properly.
    I will let others comment on reed options.

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    SPEED KILLS, BUT YOU GET THERE QUICKER Keddano's Avatar
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    Here's you a walk-thru on the carb rebuilding or cleaning.
    http://www.sbtontheweb.com/pdfs/keihincdk2.pdf
    With the reeds,you can just replace the petals or go with aftermarket reeds and cages. A money choice,For most stock skis,just a petal update with some Carbon Fibre ones work good.
    I perfer not to run cleaners,as some contain agents that can wash the oil from the bearings on the crank,Not good.

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    reeds

    carbon tech light tension petals,best bang for the buck,sounds like you got some fuel algae of some type,i'd replace all the fuel hoses as well to prevent the dreaded tempo green slime,also sync the carbs while they're off,the plastic buttons wear and the other 2 carbs get out of sync with the pto being the worst

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