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Hi guys,

I have taken off my carbs 20 times in the past week for jetting and see that some of you dont know how to even remove the gas line. I have put these pictures for all you newbies out there. Hope you like.....


Here we go with from beginning to end.

1) This is the bike before it goes into pieces:


2)Next remove the grill:


3)Once you removed the grill, remove the front plastics with a NO.10:


4)Then remove the tank:


5)Then remove the gas line with a flat screw driver and pliers. Becareful you dont rip the gas line. Use the petcock as leverage for the screw driver.


6)Then take off the rubber guard over the carbs:


7)Take off the air filter:


8)Take off the Choke cable as well as the Throttle Cable


9)Here are the carbs installed on the bike, take a good look and note where all the tubes and cables go so you know how to put them back. Remove all 4 allen screws holding the carbs in place:


10)Remove the air tubes that lead from the carbs to the air box:


11)Remove the air tube:


12)Then remove the other air tube and wedge them back. This is how they look removed:


13)Then finally, make sure all cables and tubes are loose and remove the carbs from the bike. Make sure you dont drop them:


If you are jetting your carbs, you do not need to remove them from the bike. You can leave the choke and throttle cable installed, but will have to work on top of your bike.


14)Get a screwdriver that fits perfect and remove the 4 screws on the right bowl:


15)This is how it looks removed:


16)To remove the main jets, get a screwdriver that fits perfect. Also use a No.8 key to hold the chamber in place. Otherwise you will mess up the jets and will have to purchase new ones). Note the order that you take them off so that you can reinstall the new Main Jets. Every jet kit comes and every bike mod that you do will require you to put on different main jet sizes. Read the instructions that come with your jet kit:


17)Here are the Pilot Jets. Sometimes when you rejet you will not need to remove these. However, when your riding without a lid or high flow exhaust, you will need to get bigger pilots too!!


18)Then the left side:


19)Here is what the jet pilot looks like just so you dont confuse them from the main jets. Most kits come with only main jets and not pilot jets:



20)This is how the left side looks removed. Remove the main jets as you did in the right side. (Same goes for the jet pilot if your changing that too):


21)Do all yourself a favor and when you take the screws off from the bottom of the bowls under the carbs, change all 8 of them with allen screws. Take one to your local store so they cam match the size and get 8 allen screws. They are much easier to remove and dont have the headache of stripping it.


22)Once you have reinstalled all the screws, flip the carbs upside down and lets work on the springs and pins. Careful to hold the lid when you remove it otherwise it will pop off and you will lose something:


23)Then use a needle nose pliers to remove the pins all together:


24)When removing the plastic capping holding the pin down, there is another small spring so becareful you dont lose it and note the order it was removed. Every jet kit and every mod you have done to your bike will require a different clip setting. Follow the instructions but remember the order the clips were put on:


25)Then do the left side as you did the right:


26)Then put everything back together the way you took them off:


27)Make sure you replace these three small screws with allen as well. This is the casing that connects the throttle cable to the carbs:


28)Depending on your jet sizes, pilot sizes etc.... adjust the air mixture screws. To do this, flip the carb and turn them both until stopping. Do not tighten them hard. Then on each side, turn them out (anti-clockwise) 3 full turns:




From there you will have to adjust as per your bikes needs. Every rappy is different so dont get worried if it doesnt idle, backfires etc.... Its trial and error.

Let me know if anyone needs help.

Hope this post helped!!!!!

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no prob Dracus...ill be posting the Axle 101 soon. and sometime next week the cam 101 :thumbsup:
 

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Great tutorial.  To add my two cents, I bought a Dyno jet kit and was fully prepared to follow the instructions. After I read all kinds of do this, use this, don't do that, I called the maker of my pipe, Yoshimura. Yoshi said to change the main jets ONLY. No needles, no clips. Replace the stock #140 jet with a #155 and replace the stock #145 jet with a 160. They also said to drill the airbox, but I DID NOT, and it runs GREAT! Needless to say I returned the Dynojet kit. For those who are changing their jets, call the maker of your exhaust. Trust me, they know what will make their product perform the best. JETTING IS EASY! Follow these pics and it's so easy a child could do it!
 

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Depends on where you want to spray the carb cleaner. You can access the tops of the carbs or the air intake side without removing them (just the gas tank or air filter). If you want to clean them all out you'll need to take them out.
 

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I picked up a 01 raptor and was cleaning carbs out noticed one jet was 140 and 1 jet was 145 does the 140 go back in the carb were the choke is or the 145 or does it make a difference. Any info would be great thanx :help:
 

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warrlokk 53 said:
I picked up a 01 raptor and was cleaning carbs out noticed one jet was 140 and 1 jet was 145 does the 140 go back in the carb were the choke is or the 145 or does it make a difference. Any info would be great thanx :help:
The 140 main goes back into the left carb. The 145 goes back into the right carb. Both of your mixture screws should be two and a half to three turns out from fully seated.

If you have any other questions, feel free to ask.

-Brian
 

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Thank you kindly and Ill have more ? down the road :thumbsup: :grin_nod:
 

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thanx for the information cyprusrappy,its very helpfull and very accurated!!! haha
I already did it twice before and it wasnt hard like I expected.I thought it was harder because some people are complaining about the duel carbs? what a bunch of sissy! hahaha jk
 
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Is there a trick to adjusting the fuel mixture screws on the bike , or do I have take it all back apart to get at them, I need a Go-Go-Gadget screwdriver!
 

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Is there a trick to adjusting the fuel mixture screws on the bike , or do I have take it all back apart to get at them, I need a Go-Go-Gadget screwdriver!
They do make a quick adjustment tool it can be purchased at rockymountainatv.com

Bad thing is you need really small hands to use it.

Best thing is to adjust the mixture before re-installing. If you notice any hesitation then re-adjust. It's a pain in the arse, but follow the rule of three turns on the mixture screws......It's going to be close unless you live in high altitude areas.

-Brian
 

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Hi, I'm new to this forum and have really enjoyed all the tech talk.I recently purchased an 04' 660 and love it. I was wondering why I'm not seeing the pictures for this Carb's 101 post, possibly taken off the server to save space?
Thank You!
Pictures are there....check your pc settings!

~Brian
 

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"Best thing is to adjust the mixture before re-installing. If you notice any hesitation then re-adjust. It's a pain in the arse, but follow the rule of three turns on the mixture screws......It's going to be close unless you live in high altitude areas.

-Brian"

Got a question i live in colorado which of course is high altitude should i adjust mine out further than 3 or less than 3 turns?
thanks! seems the higher in elevation i go the worse it runs was just trying to fix that before this sunday i have a 9 hr trip of moutain passes
i bought a jet kit so will be installing new jets just was wondering on the air/fuel mixture screw.
 

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Higher altitude = thinner air, thinner air will richen your mixture.

So you should be on the lean side of recommendations made for sea level bikes.

As Brian said, your kit should have recommendations for high altitude operation. If it doesn't check the company's website or call their customer service line.
 

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looked at a clean 04 used other day it starts real nice and easaly and mine wont. I need to clean the carbs and check jets and thangs anyways so I thought this would be one cause of my problem. I have questions. I have read the carb thread and study it good. few questions.

Im not sure what jet i have 100% i got a power kit from advantage performance with my dmc allen exhust it came with k&n and recharge kit and i beleave a dynajet stage 1 jet kit.

How do I rejet and set the screws? what type of messureing device will i need if the job requires one?

Also how should i re set or adjust my air/fuel screw if needed? I exsperiance delayed starting time and here some pluff pluff sounds sometimes when i turn it off which sure could be related to valves are even the one way clutch?. How do i know if it set to high or low? and how many turns should i take at a time to check if it`s right or to get it right lol. I have`nt adjusted my valves yet and need to but dont have feller gauge yet.

My most importin questions are about the jets and the air/fuel screws
 

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All the above worked to perfection...!!! VERY HELPFUL.... BUT when I tried to adjust the fuel mixture screw it would NOT turn! ended up stripping the head off the screw and could NOT get it to break free... Ended up trying "easy outs" and still could never get it out... pretty sure I ruined the whole carb. :( Just for future reference is there some easy way to break that screw loose? I am SO MAD!!!!
 
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