The needle/seat inlet assembly on the left carb was fouled with varnish (removed by the SeaFoam?). I gave it a good flushing by running gas thru the carb, catching it in a quart jar, pouring it back into the tank while using a funnel with a 200 mesh screen to catch all the contaminants. Also used low pressure compressed air (5-7 psi) to blow backwards thru the carb. When the contaminants stopped showing up on the screen, I started the engine and it runs, idles, accelerates, etc., beautifully. I also installed an in-line fuel filter (started thinking about flushing the carbs again if I get some bad gas at the local C-Store), a new oil filter, and put in new oil.
'09 Kawasaki Vulcan 500 LTD
Last edited by old; 03-01-2012 at 11:07 PM.