Sunday, January 29, 2012
Well today I had a chance to spend a little time working on my 2001 Yamaha Raptor 660r. I was so busy last season (it's winter now so my side projects die down) that I hadn't had a chance to go use the quads at all. This year I want to use them and if not I'll probably be down sizing my collection. So I figured I would perform all the maintenance work (cleaning the carbs, changing the fluids, lubeing them, replacing the brake pads ect).
Today I pulled the carbs off the Raptor, I had rebuilt them 2 years ago and had put a minimal amount of hours on it since. However when I when to fire her up to pull her in the shop, fuel was leaking out of the fuel bowl vent. A classic sign of the float sticking or the needle valve not sealing properly, typically due to dirt. Since I didn't have that much time to work on it today I got the carbs pulled off and on the bench. Of course I had to see what the fuel bowl looked like inside (on atleast one of the 2).
I pulled the fuel bowl off, and there was some dirt build up in the bottom of the bowl. When I have some more time I will dissassemble them further and clean them, then finish cleaning the frame, and the plastics some more before reassembling it. I still have a few more projects to complete on this one, but I have some time before spring gets here so hopefully all goes well and I will finish her up soon and get her back under the covers till it's time to go ride!
Hope everyone else has had a good weekend!