I have a 96 CBR600F3 that has been sitting for a couple years. I replaced the fuel and checked the oil and air filter and started it up (had to jump start it). After letting it idle with full choke for 5-10 minutes, I could get some idle response and was able to go to just half choke and take a short ride. However, the bike will not idle without at least half choke though and even then the idle is somewhat erratic. figuring that the carburator needed cleaned, I took the carburator off (definately buy a long screwdriver). I called a local shop to price a cleaning and it was over $250! Seems like getting the carb off and putting it back on (which I would do) would be the hardest (and most expensive part) but I guess not. This got me thinking that maybe there is more to cleaning the carburator than what I thought. The bike only has 10K so I don't think I need to do a complete disassembly and cleaning. So here's my question..
What is involved in a "basic" carburator cleaning (if there is such a thing)? The carburator is on my shop bench and I've taken off one float cover and it doesn't look too bad. Some sediment in the bottom, but the rubber gasket still looks good.
Can I just push a small wire (others have suggested the wire from a bag twisty) into the three jets, blow some air and reassemble?
Do I need to remove any of the three jets? If so, it looks like the main (center bottom) and left one can be removed with a flat screwdriver - is that right? And do I need to remember how far they were screwed in? And how is the right one removed. Here's what I see...
Thanks for your help!