KC Gager kc at
Mon Mar 17 08:31:41 PDT 2008

Hi Wendell 
Take a deep breath. 
I would simply sit down tonight and read the carb section on your repair
manual. The pick up a couple of cans of carb spray and take the carbs apart
take all the jets out and start cleaning them out. It's not hard to do just
take time and eye for detail. 
Let me or Z know if you need some help. 

KC Gager
BRG Racing Products
"We Have Sickness For Quickness"
KC at

-----Original Message-----
From: Wendell Crain [mailto:wendell_crain at] 
Sent: Monday, March 17, 2008 5:15 AM
To: sv650 at
Subject: carbs

Last fall I screwed up. We were cleaning the garage and I was winterizing
the bikes. Ran out of time and left filling tanks with the Stabil-added gas
to the wife and kids. Big mistake (in my best Arnold voice). I found out
this weekend that they missed my track bike. Tried to start it Saturday and
finally got it run. It was back-firing, popping and generally running pretty
rough. I am assuming that carbs are gummed up. Unless someone has another
suggestion? I did the jetting on these, but have never taken carbs apart
before to clean. How far down do they have to be disassembled? I was looking
at the service manual and wasn't sure if all that was needed or if there are
short-cuts. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
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