Gasoline and low-flash point solvents can be
flammable and/or explosive and cause severe
Clean the carburetor in a well-ventilated
area, and take care that there are no sparks or
flame anywhere near the working area; this in-
cludes any appliance with a pilot light. Do not use
gasoline or a low-flash point solvent to clean the
Make sure the fuel tap is in the OFF position.
Remove the carburetor (see Carburetor Removal).
Drain the fuel in the carburetor.
Disassemble the carburetor (see Carburetor Disassem-
Do not use compressed air on an assembled carbu-
retor, the float may be deformed by the pressure.
Remove as many rubber or plastic parts from the
carburetor as possible before cleaning the carbu-
retor with a cleaning solution. This will prevent
damage or deterioration of the parts. Do not use a
strong carburetor cleaning solution which could at-
tack the plastic parts; instead, use a mild high-flash
point cleaning solution safe for plastic parts.
Do not use wire or any other hard instrument to
clean carburetor parts, especially jets, as they may
Immerse all metal parts in a carburetor cleaning solution.
Rinse the parts in water.
After the parts are cleaned, dry them with compressed air.
Blow through the air and fuel passages with compressed
Assemble the carburetor, and install it on the motorcycle.
Gasoline is extremely flammable and can be ex-
plosive under certain conditions. Always stop the
engine and do not smoke. Make sure the area is
well-ventilated and free from any source of flame
or sparks; this includes any appliance with a pilot
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