Honda Rebel 250 Carburetor removal and cleaning

I am planning on removing and cleaning my carburetor. Did a little googling and found this thread. Excellent pictures, description and discussion:

http://www.hondarebelforum.com/f39/carburetor-disassembly-and-reassembly-1743.html

one more link here with great pics:

http://www.hondarebelforum.com/f39/carburetor-disassembly-and-reassembly-1743.html

 

Then after seareching on YouTube, I found this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RIa23_0Hn9I

My Rebel had this "falt" spot between 25% and 30% throttle position. It would almost totally lose power when cruising with throttle at this position. Above or below that it was running fine. So I decided to take a look at the carburetor. The chart below suggested an area I should look at: Namely the Needle and the Main Nozzle.

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Excellent carburetor troubleshooting resource

 

this is a work in progress, so  I am going to post pictures first then the descriptions of the tasks.

First things first of course. In order to get to the carburetor, i had to remove the seats and the tank. This procedures are described here:

Seats removal:
http://www.motohowto.com/content/removing-seats-honda-rebel-250

Tank removal:

http://www.motohowto.com/content/remove-gas-tank-honda-rebel-250


Next I removed the covers from the air -filter compartment and the air-filter itself to facilitate the access to the carburetor

Below - removing external air-filter compartment cover

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Removing internal air-filter compartment  cover:

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Once I removed both covers  I could see the orange / red  air-filter. I  remove it before continuing to work on the carburetor.

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More  picture and the descriptions will get posted as I work on this HowTo.

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