dirt cheap carb tool you never heard about

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Re: dirt cheap carb tool you never heard about

#16 Post by ftw » Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:29 pm

wow i love thr fact you think this is a new unknown thing .
most of the bikers I know are not dentists.

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Re: dirt cheap carb tool you never heard about

#17 Post by skyrider » Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:34 pm

now there is a good shout you have just reminded me that i have to see mine on monday for a check up :?
i dont know where im going but i will when i get there

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Re: dirt cheap carb tool you never heard about

#18 Post by Snod Blatter » Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:36 pm

Dental picks are also really good for clearing out seal grooves in brake calipers, and cleaning master cylinders, and picking out springy clips, and picking out shims.. I'd be lost without them!

Ruining the internal shape of a jet is not a great idea though.
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Re: dirt cheap carb tool you never heard about

#19 Post by fastbob » Tue Aug 13, 2019 9:25 pm

A Quid is a Dollar last I heard .
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Re: dirt cheap carb tool you never heard about

#20 Post by Mr Fro » Tue Aug 13, 2019 9:59 pm

ftw wrote:
Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:15 pm
I am good with sharp precision tools, I have control. K files do not cut that aggressively.
I'm also good with sharp precision tools. I can cut to a tolerance of 10 microns. My control comes from some rather expensive machinery.

However you split it, it's still not a good idea to wibbly-wobbly prod about at a precision instrument such as a carb with a tool that could easily damage it, thus bollocksing the whole thing.

Also, carbide is brittle - what are you going to do when your tool snaps or shears inside your carb?

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Re: dirt cheap carb tool you never heard about

#21 Post by Bender » Tue Aug 13, 2019 10:08 pm

Mississippi Bullfrog wrote:
Tue Aug 13, 2019 7:55 pm
I had a carb in bits last night - balanced on the side of a flowerbed my wife had just planted up.

What you really need as your primary carb tool is something to get petrol out of flowerbeds as it seems plants do not thrive on it.
The tool you need is a match

canesten however will not help with that kind of burning bush.
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Re: dirt cheap carb tool you never heard about

#22 Post by fastbob » Wed Aug 14, 2019 12:18 am

Looks like we're pretty much agreed then , never stick anything made of metal down a blocked jet . I've always used a brush bristle or a piece of thick fishing line .

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Re: dirt cheap carb tool you never heard about

#23 Post by Richzx6r » Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:18 am

An airline is the way to go after you have bathed the jet in carb cleaner just be careful you don't let go on the jet mid blast :shock:
Its better when its loaded

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Re: dirt cheap carb tool you never heard about

#24 Post by fastbob » Wed Aug 14, 2019 9:08 am

Richzx6r wrote:
Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:18 am
An airline is the way to go after you have bathed the jet in carb cleaner just be careful you don't let go on the jet mid blast :shock:
Ryan Air or British Airways ? 🤣

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Re: dirt cheap carb tool you never heard about

#25 Post by Richzx6r » Wed Aug 14, 2019 9:19 am

fastbob wrote:
Wed Aug 14, 2019 9:08 am
Richzx6r wrote:
Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:18 am
An airline is the way to go after you have bathed the jet in carb cleaner just be careful you don't let go on the jet mid blast :shock:
Ryan Air or British Airways ? 🤣
Neither of them they're both out of pilots :-P
Its better when its loaded

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Re: dirt cheap carb tool you never heard about

#26 Post by fastbob » Wed Aug 14, 2019 9:50 am

Richzx6r wrote:
Wed Aug 14, 2019 9:19 am
fastbob wrote:
Wed Aug 14, 2019 9:08 am
Richzx6r wrote:
Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:18 am
An airline is the way to go after you have bathed the jet in carb cleaner just be careful you don't let go on the jet mid blast :shock:
Ryan Air or British Airways ? 🤣
Neither of them they're both out of pilots :-P
But if they increased the size of the jets they wouldn't need so many pilots 🤣🤣

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Re: dirt cheap carb tool you never heard about

#27 Post by Bianco2564 » Wed Aug 14, 2019 12:12 pm

The only thing going near my carbs are ultrasonic cleaners,carb spray or compressed air :thumb:

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Re: dirt cheap carb tool you never heard about

#28 Post by fastbob » Wed Aug 14, 2019 1:58 pm

Probably time to bring out the biscuits on this one .
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Re: dirt cheap carb tool you never heard about

#29 Post by geofferz » Wed Aug 14, 2019 5:44 pm

Fox's law - tmbf godwins law equivilant
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Re: dirt cheap carb tool you never heard about

#30 Post by Smithers » Wed Aug 14, 2019 5:45 pm

I have to admit, I would rather spend my time riding a bike rather than f*****g around with it. If it brakes, give it to the people who know what they're doing, it sometimes works out cheaper that way.
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