taking the carbs apart to clean them is both tedious and error prone
if you take a photo at every step, and make a drawing of where each part goes, and carefully put the parts where they wont get bumped or disturbed if the job gets interrupted for a few days, then its just wrenching and phillips screws
There have been a lot of people that jumped into it, had a part fall out and they did not know where to put it back (so they left it out) or got things put back in out of sequence
the exploded bike drawings at bikebandit are helpful - goto their home page, select OEM parts, then Yamaha, pick your bike model and year, then on the left side of the screen you can pick OEM parts, the section of the bike you are working on, and it will show the carbs (for example) completely exploded apart, with each little washer and screw and jet numbered and named and with a price if they sell them.
It also shows the price for an entire new carb (hope you are sitting down) which makes you feel pretty good about fixing yours instead of buying two new ones!
A few people have been able to figure out where they went wrong just looking at those drawings. The problem with just taking a carb apart and cleaning it, and putting it all back together is that usually you are doing this because its not running right, and a previous owner may have put a part in the wrong place, or backwards, or a part falls out of the float bowl, and then you dont know what goes where.
Last edited by KCW; 05-05-2019 at 10:45 AM.