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Carburettor

Post by Cestrian1971 » Sat Sep 19, 2020 9:17 am

Hi everyone I’m new to bikes and need some advice. I’ve got a ER500 Kawasaki and the year is 1999. My carb is knackered and I’ve been offered another one from the same bike but his is a 1998 bike. Well it fit my bike please? Also are they easy to fit? Thank you.

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Re: Carburettor

Post by Tiggie » Sat Sep 19, 2020 11:13 am

Part numbers look to be the same for those years so I'd guess you'll be ok
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Re: Carburettor

Post by Cestrian1971 » Sat Sep 19, 2020 11:17 am

Thank you. Are they easy to fit please?

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Re: Carburettor

Post by Marino » Sat Sep 19, 2020 11:31 am

Carburettor what is that :scratch:

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Re: Carburettor

Post by fastbob » Sat Sep 19, 2020 12:39 pm

Yes they are the same . Yes they are very easy to fit . Attatch the cables first . Remove the air box , stick the carbs on the engine , fit air box . If you get stuck post some pictures and I'll walk you through it . I've got an ER5 in bits at the moment so I can send pictures back .
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Re: Carburettor

Post by Cestrian1971 » Sat Sep 19, 2020 12:48 pm

Thank you. Just a question, What is the best way to clean the carbs without taking everything apart please?

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Re: Carburettor

Post by fastbob » Sat Sep 19, 2020 1:53 pm

Cestrian1971 wrote:
Sat Sep 19, 2020 12:48 pm
Thank you. Just a question, What is the best way to clean the carbs without taking everything apart please?
There isn't one . Take them apart .

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Re: Carburettor

Post by Cestrian1971 » Sat Sep 19, 2020 4:36 pm

I’m very much a novice so taking the carb apart is rocket science to me! But I do want to learn on how to fix problems myself.

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Re: Carburettor

Post by fastbob » Sat Sep 19, 2020 8:00 pm

Cestrian1971 wrote:
Sat Sep 19, 2020 4:36 pm
I’m very much a novice so taking the carb apart is rocket science to me! But I do want to learn on how to fix problems myself.
It's eight screws and follow the manual . Do the tops one at a time and then do the float bowls one at a time . No need to take the whole lot apart at once . How are are you ever going to learn if you don't have a go ? Practice on the ones you took of . I bet there's nothing wrong with them anyway . What can go wrong with a carburettor in normal usage that can't be fixed ? Before you begin , read the manual . Then read it again .

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Re: Carburettor

Post by Cestrian1971 » Sat Sep 19, 2020 8:38 pm

Great advice. I’m going to have ago tomorrow. Thank you.

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Re: Carburettor

Post by fastbob » Sat Sep 19, 2020 8:51 pm

Cestrian1971 wrote:
Sat Sep 19, 2020 8:38 pm
Great advice. I’m going to have ago tomorrow. Thank you.
I've got a set off the bike at the moment so if you get stuck I can mirror what your doing .

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Post by Tiggie » Sat Sep 19, 2020 9:09 pm

Use your phone to take photos at each stage :thumb:
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Re: Carburettor

Post by Cestrian1971 » Sat Sep 19, 2020 9:13 pm

Thank you guys

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Re: Carburettor

Post by Richzx6r » Sat Sep 19, 2020 10:50 pm

fastbob wrote:
Sat Sep 19, 2020 12:39 pm
Yes they are the same . Yes they are very easy to fit . Attatch the cables first . Remove the air box , stick the carbs on the engine , fit air box . If you get stuck post some pictures and I'll walk you through it . I've got an ER5 in bits at the moment so I can send pictures back .
:roll: sounds abit sordid offering to send pics if he sends you first :popcorn:
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Re: Carburettor

Post by fastbob » Sun Sep 20, 2020 1:38 am

Richzx6r wrote:
Sat Sep 19, 2020 10:50 pm
fastbob wrote:
Sat Sep 19, 2020 12:39 pm
Yes they are the same . Yes they are very easy to fit . Attatch the cables first . Remove the air box , stick the carbs on the engine , fit air box . If you get stuck post some pictures and I'll walk you through it . I've got an ER5 in bits at the moment so I can send pictures back .
:roll: sounds abit sordid offering to send pics if he sends you first :popcorn:
I fail to see what could be the least bit arousing about a carburettor .
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