Friday, September 26, 2008

ATV Maintenance

Ever seen this?

It's the carburetor intake side of a Honda Rancher 350 ATV.

Why am I here? Like to old saying goes, "If you don't use it, ya lose it". This would also apply to starting and running your ATV at least once a month. I failed to do this and ended up taking the carb off and cleaning crap out of the bowl and jets. The idle jet was so clogged with varnish, it took me over 20 minutes to clean it out. I have spent close to 4 hours removing and cleaning it and putting it back together. Seems like less time would be spent by pouring some Seafoam in the tank and running it around the yard for a few minutes.

The good news is after all the time spent on this, it came out running as good as new and I will be starting it every few weeks to prevent all of this.

Live and Learn.


bg said...

Seafoam is such a magical concoction, isn't it?

Jimmys Tool Box said...

Sure the hell beats hand cleaning for hours on end !