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by Simplesam
Fri Sep 08, 2017 8:12 pm
Forum: How-To Articles
Topic: LJ20 carb rebuild with LJ50 kit (ebay purchase)
Replies: 9
Views: 4344

Re: LJ20 carb rebuild with LJ50 kit (ebay purchase)

Thanks for the notes Tom, I too noticed play between the shaft and bushing. I have a local shop that said they could replace the bushing, but when I brought it to them, they respectfully declined due to the unique/rarety of the carb. My cylinder #2 does show slightly more lean than 1 on the plug, ho...
by Simplesam
Mon Sep 04, 2017 9:47 am
Forum: How-To Articles
Topic: LJ20 carb rebuild with LJ50 kit (ebay purchase)
Replies: 9
Views: 4344

Re: LJ20 carb rebuild with LJ50 kit (ebay purchase)

So recap. During the disassembly I took careful measurements of the low idle air mix and idle set. All of these had to be completely readjusted afterwards. The LJ ran pretty rough before the rebuild and had no acceleration unless I pumped the hell out of the throttle. Once up to speed it fell flat o...
by Simplesam
Mon Sep 04, 2017 9:37 am
Forum: How-To Articles
Topic: LJ20 carb rebuild with LJ50 kit (ebay purchase)
Replies: 9
Views: 4344

Re: LJ20 carb rebuild with LJ50 kit (ebay purchase)

So the accelerator pump fit nicely and has a good feel to it when it operates. I noticed the old one moved with no resistance and inspection showed that it was pretty worn. There were no issues putting it back together but I would say be cautious with the metal screen in the banjo fitting, it acts a...
by Simplesam
Mon Sep 04, 2017 9:30 am
Forum: How-To Articles
Topic: LJ20 carb rebuild with LJ50 kit (ebay purchase)
Replies: 9
Views: 4344

Re: LJ20 carb rebuild with LJ50 kit (ebay purchase)

The needle assembly was the only significant difference from old to new. Just a few mm larger. I added an extra fiber washer to fix the difference. You can see it in completion photos later.
by Simplesam
Mon Sep 04, 2017 9:21 am
Forum: How-To Articles
Topic: LJ20 carb rebuild with LJ50 kit (ebay purchase)
Replies: 9
Views: 4344

Re: LJ20 carb rebuild with LJ50 kit (ebay purchase)

The banjo fitting needs to be removed in order to undue the screw holding the accelerator pump lever. Inside this banjo houses a cylindrical screen to filter large debris before entering the bowl. Also this will expose the top of the needle and seat assembly (new in kit). I took my time to pull this...
by Simplesam
Mon Sep 04, 2017 9:11 am
Forum: How-To Articles
Topic: LJ20 carb rebuild with LJ50 kit (ebay purchase)
Replies: 9
Views: 4344

Re: LJ20 carb rebuild with LJ50 kit (ebay purchase)

some quick detailed before photos, incase I get lost on the reassembly.
by Simplesam
Mon Sep 04, 2017 8:47 am
Forum: How-To Articles
Topic: LJ20 carb rebuild with LJ50 kit (ebay purchase)
Replies: 9
Views: 4344

LJ20 carb rebuild with LJ50 kit (ebay purchase)

First I want to thank SuzukiTom for providing the link to an Ebay auction for a carb rebuild just when I needed it. (disclaimer, I'm making a bunch of post with lots of photos incase others ever need some reference) So my recently purchased LJ has a problem. Poor acceleration, however If I pump the ...
by Simplesam
Tue Aug 29, 2017 8:20 pm
Forum: LJ Stories
Topic: My New Found Love
Replies: 4
Views: 1471

Re: My New Found Love

Welcome, I only joined the group a couple weeks ago, but happy to know there's more of us out there. I cased this page/forum for weeks leading up to my purchase. There is a lot of knowledge here for sure.