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John should sell these special carb cleaning tools #589829
03/12/15 7:54 am
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gotta give them credit for trying

http://www.eBay.com/itm/Motorcycle-ATV-Carburetor-Carbon-Deposit-Eliminate-Cleaning-Tool-For-Kawasaki-/351175115762?pt=Motorcycles_Parts_Accessories&fits=Make%3AKawasaki|Model%3AF7&hash=item51c3ab03f2&vxp=mtr


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Re: John should sell these special carb cleaning tools [Re: Richrd] #589875
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We have these. They are on the shelf next to the hand grenades. beerchug


Re: John should sell these special carb cleaning tools [Re: John Healy] #589885
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looks to me to be an wending/cutting torch tip cleaning set. it is absolutely the LAST thing I would get near a carb jet.


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Re: John should sell these special carb cleaning tools [Re: Richrd] #589891
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That's what they are, welding torch tip cleaners.
I have a set of these I've used for years.

How many suckers have 'bit' on this?

Re: John should sell these special carb cleaning tools [Re: Irish Swede] #589895
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Originally Posted By Irish Swede
That's what they are, welding torch tip cleaners.
I have a set of these I've used for years.

How many suckers have 'bit' on this?


I don't know, but you'll be able to tell if you ride behind them from the raw gasoline smell from a carburetor running really rich .... !

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Re: John should sell these special carb cleaning tools [Re: Lannis] #589925
03/12/15 8:23 pm
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Ok.. I have use oxy welding tip cleaners to clear AMAL Contentric pilot jets a few times.. The engine ran fine afterwards with normal carb settings...
You have to be smarter than the tool. You must have a good sense of feel and mechanical sympathy. All your energy is focused on the tool in your fingers, your mind's eye sees the tool enter the jet and you can feel it in your fingers... you also have to be sober...If you measure the smallest probe you find it's exactly .016 on the knurled area. If it ain't try another set. Then take a piece of fine abrasive paper and just a touch of polishing...Then gently push the probe into the carb till you feel it hit the restriction.Usually take a slight wiggle to slip in the orfice and it will slip in like it's found some long lost home. cool .. Then pull it out, you're done. Don't jack the tool in and out like you're slotting a drilled hole with a file.
Some use a pin drill, that's no better in careless hands... You can also use a length of plain rod or if you're JH, you have the special tool made by AMAL. grin


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Re: John should sell these special carb cleaning tools [Re: Richrd] #589930
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I think JH has a special tool made by JH. grin

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Re: John should sell these special carb cleaning tools [Re: Irish Swede] #589931
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I use the unwound portion of used Martin guitar strings to clean a variety of small orifices.

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Re: John should sell these special carb cleaning tools [Re: Ben Strain R.I.P.] #589937
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Originally Posted By Greenspringfarm
I use the unwound portion of used Martin guitar strings to clean a variety of small orifices.

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Re: John should sell these special carb cleaning tools [Re: Richrd] #589949
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You might not believe this, and I'm showing my compulsive side I guess, but I "sent the seller a msg", months ago. I said it would ruin carbs to use a welding tip cleaner in the Jets. He replied with a polite response, and said Yes, that would be bad, but that he had these made special, and they are SMOOTH wire. Recently, when I saw them again, I enlarged the photo, and By Gum,....... they DO look smooth. I still think sticking things in a jet is a bad Idea, but I have to admit, he isn't selling different size files. FWIW..............


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Re: John should sell these special carb cleaning tools [Re: Richrd] #589952
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At my local shop, if the ultrasonic bath won't clean a venturi, then as a last resort, out come the very fine and delicate root canal files...



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Re: John should sell these special carb cleaning tools [Re: Richrd] #589982
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Regarding KC's message response about the smooth finish: I have in my work tool box a set of Honda Power Equipment special tool (read expensive) jet cleaners. They are smooth - not torch tip cleaners - they have a sort of finish like they were bead blasted. They work well on all the small engines we have here at the rental store. Still - as Hillbilly suggested - even the right tool in the wrong hands can cause damage. These little Honda power equipment engines run so lean that if you reamed the jet a little you would only make the engine run better.
That being said - I think most of the hundreds of these being sold on eBay are actually torch tip cleaners. At least many of them are. If you "mouse over" the image sometimes you can see the ridges.


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Re: John should sell these special carb cleaning tools [Re: JubeePrince] #590127
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Originally Posted By bill50cal
looks to me to be an wending/cutting torch tip cleaning set. it is absolutely the LAST thing I would get near a carb jet.

Originally Posted By JubeePrince
I think JH has a special tool made by JH. grin

Only marginally dumber than using a drill bit to clean a pilot jet, eh? Or designing a carb whose pilot jet cannot be cleaned otherwise.
I do have a set of these welding-tip cleaners. I miced the entire set to get exact sizes. I would never use them on a fuel jet, but I have used them to enlarge Mikuni air-correction jets.


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Re: John should sell these special carb cleaning tools [Re: Richrd] #590130
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I never use them on my carbs, but I do use them occasionally cleaning my spray guns, welder, and other misc. things. You can get USA made sets from Harry J. Epstein (A really great tool store in Kansas City, MO) for $2.25

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