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Offline Randy

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Lubing the Gorilla grip and carb cleaning
« on: January 21, 2013, 12:45:20 pm »
Hey dudes and duettes.. My CB 500K has been sitting for about 3 months... To cold and rainy to take out... So I decided to buy and new  tire an start her up to ride.. I road down and had my rear tire replaced..The throttle was hard to turn.. I mean I have some big for arms, and it was like getting a work out... So today I took care of the problem.. First I cleaned the bike... I used Eagle One mag cleaner in the chrome... It is a light Acid.. I sprayed the carbs and brushed them.. Washing them off in a few seconds.. they cleaned right up..The throttle was binding at the handle bar.. So I released the cable from the carbs and took the handle off... I cleaned and lubed the handle bars and white insert were the cables attach with a light axle crease... I but all back together making sure the philips head screws were evenly tightend.. attached the cable at the carbs and got some 3 in 1 oil... I dropped some in all the moving parts of the carbs.. All the bushings and slide arms and stock spring ends...WOW what a difference... she is smooth now... I had a blast riding today...
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Re: Lubing the Gorilla grip and carb cleaning
« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2013, 06:09:37 pm »
Very few people pay attention to old dried grease and dirt build up under that plastic tube. Good work!!
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Offline bartsitarski

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Re: Lubing the Gorilla grip and carb cleaning
« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2013, 06:18:02 pm »
Nice work. Need to do the same with mine.

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