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Carb rebuild?

1996 300FW. Its in great shape, has been running perfect. I was using it today as it will be used, with a small wagon, picking up sticks to get ready for the first lawn mowing. Finished up and decided to race it around the yard, dog likes to chase it. Well, it was running fine when all of a sudden it loses power, like its out of gas, (its not). Idles fine but when given even very light throttle it sputters and quits or almost quits. If I give it some choke when its starting to quit it will keep running. Barely got it in the garage. Starts right back up and idles perfect but any kind of throttle and it sputters or dies.

Carb rebuild? This carb has never been rebuilt. I have the kit to do it. ATV has seen little use and has been sitting the last 3-4 years without being started. I've already cleaned the tank, no rust and replaced the fuel strainer in the petcock. It has been running perfect but thats probably for a combined 1/2 hour of running time since I cleaned it up.

I'm thinking the carb needs to be rebuilt but thought I'd ask you guru's first!
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Yup
Rebuild is easy for $100 in parts; shop would charge $275.
Shindy rebuild kit has all the gaskets/jets except the passage plug. I recommend getting a new OEM starter valve and primer plunger.

Shadetree has an outstanding carb sticky; here’s my thread on a junked VE90E carb. I was very careful to clean the carb to minimize the potential for junk in the primer passage.
https://www.hondaatvforums.net/forum...b-rebuild.html
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3-4 years without running ?..holy crap bat man !..deff clean the carb or rebuild it.

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Yup, 3-4 years! Thing is, it ran perfect for a while. That's why I didn't touch the carb. I have an 84 Big Red too, great condition. Carb has never been touched.

$100 to rebuild? The kit I got cost 14.00. Is that bad? Its from Amazon, Titan performance. Do I need the primer plunger to work? I've only started it once in the cold, just to see if it would start. It was about 20f and it started right up. This ATV wont be used in the winter.

I didn't even know they had a primer plunger! What is the starter valve?

I'll check out all the stickys, thanks for the info!
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Ya, the china carb kit you got is garbage, it can't be used at all. There aren't any china parts that work on Hondas, 'cept maybe a handlebar clamp or maybe a zip tie.... Genuine Shindy carb kit or OEM parts only, those are your only two choices for carb parts. Beware of the few liars on fLeebay selling fake Shindy kits too! :-(
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Good to know, thanks. I'll google the Shindy one and see if Honda makes a rebuild kit for it.
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Ok, does this sound right?

Shindy rebuild kit on Amazon. 03-031. $16.39
Valve set, starter. 16046-HM5-730. $39.65 (what does this do?)
Pump set. 16048-HM7-700. $53.65.

Theres the $100 you were talking about Goober! Do you recommend me just getting all this stuff and putting in or taking the carb apart first and seeing whats going on in there?

And do I really need a pump set? Manual says to use when temp is below 5f. When its that cold I'll be riding my snowmobile!!! Not sure if the pump set needs to be working correctly for the carb to function.

Thanks for the help!!
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Ok, does this sound right?

Shindy rebuild kit on Amazon. 03-031. $16.39
Valve set, starter. 16046-HM5-730. $39.65 (what does this do?)
Pump set. 16048-HM7-700. $53.65.

Theres the $100 you were talking about Goober! Do you recommend me just getting all this stuff and putting in or taking the carb apart first and seeing whats going on in there?

And do I really need a pump set? Manual says to use when temp is below 5f. When its that cold I'll be riding my snowmobile!!! Not sure if the pump set needs to be working correctly for the carb to function.

Thanks for the help!!
if it were me ? ( and I know its not ! ), I would just go with the shindy carb rebuild kit, you do not need the other stuff. may not even need the carb kit ?, try cleaning it first, see if thats all it needs ?.

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start here ----------------> https://www.hondaatvforums.net/forum...lean-carb.html !!!!!.

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Chances are the carb needs cleaning, but given the age and lack of use, I would go ahead and clean the tank and change the fuel line (1996 is well before common ethanol fuels)
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