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Carb slide height

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Graeme1198, Jan 11, 2020.

  1. Graeme1198

    Graeme1198 XS650 Enthusiast


    I wasn’t sure about cleaning them. They had some black build up on them. I just used some electrical contact cleaner and a rag to clean them.
    I wasn’t sure what you can use as I didn’t want to damage the surface or anything.
     
  2. 5twins

    5twins XS650 Guru Top Contributor

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    I use plain old chrome cleaner on a rag and basically just "polish" them clean. I wipe them down afterwards with some electrical contact cleaner to remove any remnants of the chrome cleaner. Here's mine with one ring cleaned, the other not done yet .....

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    ..... then with both cleaned .....

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    On the '83 I got recently, the slip rings were so dirty I couldn't get good test readings until I tested along the clean outer edges.
     
  3. Graeme1198

    Graeme1198 XS650 Enthusiast

    Ive got build up like that on both of my rings.
    I’ll whip it off tomorrow and clean it all up and see what happens. Thanks for the advice!
     

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