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Old 11-28-2012, 02:10 PM   #5856
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Originally Posted by scrambler66 View Post
Forget the compression and timing check and do the carb first . Since the ignition is producing sparks it is most likely the carb, which is probably full of junk after sitting around for a couple of years. Especially with gasoline containing ethanol - this is also acting corrosive to the jets. Honda recommends cleaning the carb after a immobilization time of more than 4 weeks in its workshop manual.
You're probably right. That is what I am going to start with this weekend. I have to wait until the wife leaves the house. She hates when I use her pots for boiling the jets in. CA gas is the worst too.
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