My new Warrior project.. long post (sorry) questions at the end!
So I just purchased a 1995 Warrior for $300. I knew this was going to be a project just by looking at the photos. The po said the only thing it needed was a cdi box, that other than that, it would run. The pics are of what he sent me.
So I drove 2.5 hours to see it, and figured for 300, I would give it a shot. I brought it home, and immediately started taking plastics off to clean it up. After degreaser and pressure washing the quad, I noticed the throttle was stuck. Not only was the cable a little kinked, I pulled the Chinese carb and took it apart. The carb was corroded, and paddle was stuck. After taking it completely apart, I finally got it freed and moving as it should. So I pulled the float bowl off and this is where it really got bad. Now I don't have a ton of experience wrenching on quads but I did have a Banshee before so that means I've done alot of wrenching, lol. Anyway, I've never seen a float bowl with what looked like jelly in it.
So my first question is, where could this "jelly" substance come from? Could it be old fuel? It would have to be really old fuel as I've seen old fuel before, never jelly. The po said that he just rode it a few months ago. Seeing that carb like that, I feel like that was not the truth.
My next question is, are the Chinese carbs on ebay any good? I would initially like to keep the costs down on this project untill I can get all the bugs worked out, meaning electrical bugs and such. I'm concerned though, that they don't come with any instructions for tuning or rejetting. Can you even buy extra jets for them? How's the reliability of them? I cleaned up the Chinese carb up as much as possible, but with as much corrosion in it, I have no faith in it that it could ever run normally if at all.
I feel like that should be my first issue to tackle before even checking if there is spark or not. I brought it home with out knowing if the motor was free or not. I am happy to say that I got the battery charged and it does crank, so that's a relief. Next is making sure the valves are in spec and go from there with new carb and then electrical. I do really want to recover that seat though... patience! Thanks if you've gotten this far, and sorry for the long post.