How To Adjust A Motorcycle Carburetor

Every motorcycle owner needs to learn how to adjust a motorcycle carburetor.  Learning this skill will help you avoid paying high prices at the garage every time your motorcycle starts to run a little funny.  Luckily, adjusting a motorcycle carburetor is not nearly as difficult as it sounds.  The following guide will teach you what you need to know to adjust a motorcycle carburetor.

To adjust a motorcycle carburetor, you will need:

  • Your motorcycle
  • Carburetor cleaner
  • Gloves
  • Wrench
  1. First, you need to remove the motorcycle carburetor from the body of the motorcycle and clean the fuel from the bowl.   Make sure to wear gloves throughout the process of adjusting your carburetor.  This well help you avoid any sharp or hot pieces.
  2. Next, thoroughly clean the carburetor to ensure that dirt cannot be causing any issues with the motorcycle carburetor's functioning.
  3. Remove the bolts,backing plates, and choke cable.  Continue to disassemble the carburetor so that every part is exposed.  Be very careful throughout the process of adjusting the carburetor that the wires do not get broken or disturbed. You may want to make a map of your carburetor for an easy reference when reassembling.
  4. Use carburetor cleaner to thoroughly clean the bowl and any dirty parts.
  5. Replace the cables to their correct location and set the motorcycle's arrangement.
  6. Reassemble the carburetor.  Try to make sure that everything goes back to its exact location.
  7. Reattach the carburetor to your motorcycle.
  8. Take your motorcycle for a test drive and see if you were successful.  You now know how to adjust a motorcycle carburetor.