Awesome thread, loved your last one as well.
Thanks Mike, very appreciative.
So I gotta get a look at the carbs, so lets start there.
Remove the tank. Note the nasty looking fuel valve. This one still utilized the fuel pump, but I robbed the actuator and the petcock from the 99 to delete the 93's fuel pump. Photo of that to follow down the line.
Here you can see the clutch perch and pivot bolt. I had to also rob that from the 99 because some years ago the dealer took the one off the 93 (it was originally a Shadow VT750c black actuator with the threaded lug for the mirror) to put on a bike they had in service. Bums never replaced it. So, the screw being used for the pivot bolt was actually some kind of nasty course thread wood screw jammed in there by the previous owner of the 99. I only used it to make sure the bike shifted gears, etc. Unacceptable.
Rats nest of wires, I cant really remember tearing into the harness like this, but I guess I did. I had to delete the second headlight feed, and clean up the horn leads. But its ugly under the airbox. This will get cleaned up once I get the gauges going, etc.
Carbs are out, and 2 of the 4 slides are stuck, wont budge.......errrrrrrr
The 2 needles and slides that were stuck, UUUUUGLLLLLLY!
Nasty floats, and look at the slow/choke circuit brass jet. They feed fuel to the Air Cut Off Valves (the plungers that open when you actuate the choke cable). When those get plugged its almost a death sentence. I got lucky and got them sorted out. I have a specific wire gauge set from Honda. A special tool for cleaning carb jets. I love it. I'll throw a pic up here with the part number. If they are still available its a must have tool for antiquated carbureted motorbikes. lol
Hope they're still available if someone tries to order them.
Main jets, emulsion tubes, and slow jets soaking in a nasty bath of carburetor cleaner and stale fuel varnish. I cleaned them all by hand, with elbow grease and a wire brush. Came out awesome.
So I tackled the small bits first, then tore the carbs down to nothing before separating them and putting them in the ultrasonic bath for 4 hours.........Details on that coming up.