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Old 12-18-2011, 06:38 PM   #31 (permalink)
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is there a detailed link on how to clean out the carb/jets. i just bought a 2002 recon and it won't idle good, previous owner had it sitting up a while and i'm sure it got gummed up. runs real good while throttling it....please help me i'm an atv newb. thanks in advance
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Old 12-18-2011, 06:49 PM   #32 (permalink)
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welcome to the forum !
i dont have a play by play on cleaning the carb . but here is a manual you can download that shows where all the parts go if you have a problem
1997-2004 Recon 250 Service Manual.pdf
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Home Brewed Carb Cleaning
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Old 12-18-2011, 06:51 PM   #33 (permalink)
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If the gas that's in the tank now is old, get rid of it and add fresh gasoline. Try the easiest approach first and add some Seafoam to the tank and run it through. That should cut the varnish and hopefully clean the carb without having to take it off and clean.
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If the gas that's in the tank now is old, get rid of it and add fresh gasoline. Try the easiest approach first and add some Seafoam to the tank and run it through. That should cut the varnish and hopefully clean the carb without having to take it off and clean.

I know the thread is a few weeks old, but I echo what Andamo says, Seafoam is some good stuff. There is also a filter in the tank on the petcock valve, if the bike sat up for several months or the filter has never been changed, it could have deteriorated and will cause problems as well. The Recon I am working on now sat for quite a while as well and that tank filter was SHOT!
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Old 02-22-2012, 03:37 AM   #35 (permalink)
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I'm having some of the same problem as the OP. I have tried just about everything you have suggested. The carb has been thoroughly cleaned, tank cleaned, inline filter added, fresh gas. When I got out to the mud pits this weekend, it would only run on choke. I was in really soupy, nasty stuff but even on dry land it would die immediately when the choke was released. I know very little about working on them so I need it to be dumbed down as much as possible. My mechanic said I would prob need to play with the idle and a little gold piece at the bottom of the carb a little to make it run perfect. Any ideas?
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if it will only run on choke ....the carb needs to be cleaned .!!!! try this
Home Brewed Carb Cleaning

also get rid of that silly snorkle and build one right out of 1 1/2 pvc
but only do this if you want it to run right ...........
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