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    local ultrasonic cleaner

    just picked up a hawk and i've gone thru the carbs but the outsides are still filthy. wondering if anyone local had an ultrasonic cleaner and how much $$ it'd be, or if they know of anyone who does it. Called harry's machine and they'll only do it if the bikes being worked in, part of a jet kit install or something.

    also curious if ultrasonic cleaners are safe for the shaft seals and such?

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    Re: local ultrasonic cleaner

    that'll work even better. seen it years ago but forgot about it!

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    Re: local ultrasonic cleaner

    Quote Originally Posted by scottieducati View Post
    That is too cool.

    I so need a bigger compressor.

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    Re: local ultrasonic cleaner

    Quote Originally Posted by nhbubba View Post
    That is too cool.

    I so need a bigger compressor.
    i have a 200 psi 13 gallon i hope that'll do it. might actually bring it to my fathers house. he has a 55 gallon 165 psi.

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    Re: local ultrasonic cleaner

    found this at HF:

    http://www.harborfreight.com/gravity...gun-93221.html


    works great with baking soda!

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    Re: local ultrasonic cleaner

    So this will be the third time I'm cleaning these carbs (due to other issues) and this little blaster has worked awesome each time. This past time there was rust in the tank and the powder got everywhere in the carbs..
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    I did some initial cleaning by hand, because I didn't have a chance to get everything out to blast (mostly using a dremel brass brush):
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    what I should have done is just waited. this was like literally 3 minutes of blasting and less than 50 cents of soda.




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    Re: local ultrasonic cleaner

    I have an ultrasonic cleaner for future reference.

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    that soda blaster is an awesome idea. I'll have to try that.

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    Re: local ultrasonic cleaner

    We have a bead plastic with polycarbonate media at work. Have to see how it does on this type of project.

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    Re: local ultrasonic cleaner

    Quote Originally Posted by TheIglu View Post
    I have an ultrasonic cleaner for future reference.
    good to know i'll keep that in mind. I read up on buying one but it seemed like i'd go blue from reading all the different 'fluids' guys would try/use. what did u find worked best?

    Quote Originally Posted by jcbell1007 View Post
    that soda blaster is an awesome idea. I'll have to try that.
    it really works well and is super cheap.

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    Re: local ultrasonic cleaner

    Wifey gave me an HF ultrasonic cleaner for xmas. For the money, I think it is the balls. I've been putting bits of my CB400 through it one bolt or fixture at a time. I'm sure the pros get better results with the big-boy toys. But I'm pretty happy with the results so far.

    Soon I'll be investing in rebuild kits for the carbs and passing them through the cleaner.

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    Re: local ultrasonic cleaner

    Quote Originally Posted by nhbubba View Post
    Wifey gave me an HF ultrasonic cleaner for xmas. For the money, I think it is the balls. I've been putting bits of my CB400 through it one bolt or fixture at a time. I'm sure the pros get better results with the big-boy toys. But I'm pretty happy with the results so far.

    Soon I'll be investing in rebuild kits for the carbs and passing them through the cleaner.

    pretty cool. what are you using for solution?

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    Re: local ultrasonic cleaner

    So far my favorite is dish soap or simple green. Someone bought me some of the HF branded solution. I have no idea what it is. (Which kind of bothers me.) It works pretty well too but discolors aluminum. I used it on my brake caliper the other day and am of mixed opinion on the results.

    Another neat trick I picked up from the interwebz is soaking chrome in oxalic acid. I am using a product called Bar Keepers Friend. I hear wood bleach is a higher/better dose of the stuff, but the cleaner is working well on my chrome. I had planned on wire wheeling some of the chrome and painting it on the CB400 (for a change of pace as much as anything). But the stuff is really brightening up such that I am having 2nd thoughts there.

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    Re: local ultrasonic cleaner

    good stuff. its too bad u werent' closer!

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    Re: local ultrasonic cleaner

    enrichment circuit is clogged on mine on one carb. I've been at it with cleaner, compressed air, and wire for 2 nights now and can't get it clean enough that i can blow thru it with lung power. i PM'd iglu but would also be interested if anyone had any advice to clean this circuit or if ultrasonic cleaners would get in such a small non-removable orafice (.01"-.015") and had access to one.

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    Re: local ultrasonic cleaner

    I have one here at wrk also......

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    Re: local ultrasonic cleaner

    Quote Originally Posted by Pigman View Post
    I have one here at wrk also......
    do you see it working for orficies that small or more for the whole assembly, bigger surfaces?

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    Re: local ultrasonic cleaner

    I have a small one and a big one and they do a great job cleaning and gettting into grooves and such so I d say YES..... also if you want me to try it I can and I also can use other Fluids and cleaners in there since we have vented hoods I can throw it in...

    I will be doing the whole fule lines/sytem on my new race bike as it has a ton of shit in the gas tank and lines.......im in Northboro if that helps

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pigman View Post
    I have a small one and a big one and they do a great job cleaning and gettting into grooves and such so I d say YES..... also if you want me to try it I can and I also can use other Fluids and cleaners in there since we have vented hoods I can throw it in...

    I will be doing the whole fule lines/sytem on my new race bike as it has a ton of shit in the gas tank and lines.......im in Northboro if that helps
    I work in hopkinton so not too far at all. cost/turnaround? Should I PM you? or i can email (morgan.ga(at)gmail.com)....

    i'm not interested in splitting the carbs or dealing with the butterfly rubbers so nothing that would harm them. but otherwise the carbs are dismantled.

    I may try another shot at it tonight and see how it goes or let it soak in something one more overnight

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    Re: local ultrasonic cleaner

    No charge ever.....................PM me and I would be able to bang it out no big deal or TXT/call my cell

    978-944-5163

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    Re: local ultrasonic cleaner

    +1 on the HF Ultrasonic. I have a sandblaster but it's full of aluminum oxide. I like the idea of letting things soak. My cleaner arrives today and my CX500 carbs will be going in for a bath.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pigman View Post
    No charge ever.....................PM me and I would be able to bang it out no big deal or TXT/call my cell

    978-944-5163
    i sent you a text, thanks a bunch! might try the yama dip i have left over and let it soak then if that doesn't work see where we could meet up or what have ya.

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    Re: local ultrasonic cleaner

    Yup Noprob.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pigman View Post
    Yup Noprob.....
    thanks for answering all my texts!

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