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2003 200 reeds question

Postby Jonesy » 07:02 pm Dec 01 2017

Im in the process of doing the top end on my bike. The cylinder is off to millennium for replate .while im waiting did a good carb cleaning , also Added some Boyesen power reeds .My question isnt so much about the reeds ,But the white plastic block in the reed cage. Looking at it ,makes me think its restrictive and should i take it out ? But its in there for a reason. Any thoughts guys?
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2003 200 reeds question

Postby Molly's 70 » 07:27 pm Dec 01 2017

Leave it in there. It will improve velocity.
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Re: 2003 200 reeds question

Postby Jonesy » 07:49 pm Dec 01 2017

Thats what i needed to know Thank You
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Re: 2003 200 reeds question

Postby Jason » 01:16 am Dec 02 2017

what he said

How did you clean the carb? Did you dip it in Berryman's or similar?
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Re: 2003 200 reeds question

Postby Jonesy » 02:09 am Dec 02 2017

This is a pretty low hour bike to begin with. really was just make sure if any thing needed replaced . the floats are right, no adjustment ,jets clear , new top cover gasket .bowl was clean .new vent lines .
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Re: 2003 200 reeds question

Postby Jason » 02:52 am Dec 02 2017

Heck yeah. Good to have a good one!
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Re: 2003 200 reeds question

Postby Molly's 70 » 09:06 am Dec 02 2017

Jason wrote:what he said

How did you clean the carb? Did you dip it in Berryman's or similar?


I always recomend Berryman's products. Thier carb cleaner is still the best, even after they changed the recipe.
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Re: 2003 200 reeds question

Postby Jason » 12:10 pm Dec 02 2017

Your advice would be quite different than the information Kawasaki sent to dealers years ago on the carbs used on bikes such as 1988+ KDX models. It makes the hidden jet block gasket swell. There are a good bit of posts on here from people who had swollen gaskets.
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2003 200 reeds question

Postby Molly's 70 » 03:42 pm Dec 02 2017

I have read about swollen gaskets. Never had a problem with Berryman's. I have always used the spray. Make sure to wear safety glasses.
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Re: 2003 200 reeds question

Postby Jason » 08:49 pm Dec 02 2017

"Did you dip it in Berryman's or similar?"

DIP, not spray
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Re: 2003 200 reeds question

Postby Jonesy » 12:35 pm Dec 03 2017

Depends on how long the DIP or soak .kerosene will swell rubber parts as well as will rubbing alcohol . it takes a bit of time for the parts to actually swell. More worried about using chemicals that would make the rubber parts brittle and crack.
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