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Pinned How to Clean Your Carbies on a Kawasaki ZXR250C

Discussion in 'Kawasaki 250cc In-line 4's' started by kiffsta, Mar 6, 2012.

  1. Frankster

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    Syncing carbs is when you make sure the butterflies of all the carbs open and shut at exactly the same time. It basically means the bike will rev cleaner and return to idle quicker and it will idle smoother. The issue with syncing is that it must be done when the engine has been warmed up. On the ZXR, the adjustment screws are hard to get to, so wear something on your hands to avoid being burnt. This video is dealing with another bike, but inline fours like yours are all fairly similar. You sync the carbs in pairs...1&2 + 3&4 and then you balance those pairs to each other. Other inline fours may have a different process, but that is the correct procedure for the ZXR250A. I know, I've done it many times.

     
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    Awesome Frank.

    Thanks, I did watch this exact video before actually, after you mentioned it. I will get myself a sync tool after cleaning carbies and replacing broken things.

    I'm half way through cleaning the bowls on the carbie. I've noticed half my head gasket seals are broken. Bowl gaskets are intact but head seals are broken. Worth replacing?
    I'm also oddly enough missing a screw on my second carbie. I'll post a picture in the reply.
    And lastly, my seat took a beating while using pliers removing it. Does this matter? will also post a picture.
    Thanks.
     
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    I think you might need to replace that seat, would be easier than fixing it
    But you might be able to straighten it ,then carefully use a drill press with the vise clamped down to the table and with the seat in it, and drill it out to the original size, so the needle move's freely like it did but don't drill all the way to the bottom
    I reckon it will still be a bit squashed in on the side's after fixing it, but it may get you out of trouble.
    Find a drill bit that fit's into one of the other seat's, big enough so it just fit's in and use that
     
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    @GreyImport I didn't notice that honestly, thought it was factory. Might have to buy one of those.
    You are correct!
    Strange how it is missing that.

    @my67xr Yeah one of the other seats got pretty destroyed, it felt like it was stuck like glue.
    Will definitely get 2 replacement seats, if not 3.
    I'll have a look for where I can get those, shouldn't be too hard.

    I just have a feeling I have a vacuum leak somewhere, easiest way to check? Simple fix I'd imagine, just install new lines.
     
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    Did u read those 3 links I posted?

    First is where u can get replacement seals/o rings

    Second one explains about JIS and the third tells u where to buy the seats .... I would get 4 new ones as u get new needles with them ... which are more than likely in need of replacing .... and no u cant tell how good the rubber tip is going to seal with your eye or your finger
     
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    Yeah thanks, I saw that. I would need a filter as well. Any idea if that would come with one?
    One of my filters is a little broken.
     
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    Could I instead of worrying about the fuel filter, put an inline fuel filter in instead?
    I know it's just a wire mesh, but i'd prefer my carbs to all be the same, not 1 missing a fuel filter.
     
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    Ryan, that screw isn't missing. There are normally only 3 screws holding the choke bar on. It does look like the 2nd from the right screw should be where you arrow is pointing because there is a washer behind the bar in the vacant hole. Make sure there is a washer behind the bar and one in front of the bar where ever there is a screw.

    You seats are stuffed, but the Litetek O-ring and the domed filter can be reused. The dome filter pops off.

    JIS screwdrivers are a must on Jap bikes. I have the following set in my toolbox at all times. Covers nearly all eventualities.

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    Ah Okay, yeah there isn't a washer there. I will get that when I can.

    Yep I think I'll go ahead and just buy 4 new seats + needles. I'll re-use the filters, not sure if I can buy new filters but 3 out of the 4 of my filters are good, one is just a little bit mangled but it will serve it's purpose.

    Yeah I could see how that is very helpful, thanks mate I'll pick one of those up.
     
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    Following this, will start on my mangled carbs this week, don’t know the history of my bike, bought it out of a shipping container and doesn’t look like it’s been run in a very long time 557CBCFE-3BAD-435A-8179-6967AEDA4208.jpeg
     
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    Yipes! those carbs look pretty bad. How are you at rebuilding carbs? If that bike hasn't run for a long time, I'm guessing all the hard plastic bits are brittle and all the o-rings are cactus. I'd pull them down to individual carbs and give them a 3-bond clean. Once you know what you're dealing with, I'd get onto @maelstrom and order all the new bits you need to make them well again. Not that it will make too much difference, but you might like to write down the air/fuel screw settings (how many turns out each is) just in case the bike actually ran well before it was parked. Maybe record jet sizes and needle numbers in case you need to ask questions on here.

    Also looks like one of screws (top of carb 1) that hold the airbox to the carbs has been broken off. Easy to do if you over-tighten them.

    Carbs Bad.jpg
     
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    goimg to have a crack at them today

    and will post how I go, yes a three bond clean and tear down will def be in the cards.

    I got this bike for $100 out of a shipping container, yeah she’s rough but there is a diamond under a lot of work there

    will post updates
     

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