Originally Posted by DeborahLee
If you go into the carb be careful of the throttle cable. On mine the end wasn't soldered and it frayed making it hard to put back on the carb. Finally hard to replace it. Strange thing though the replacement cable from Yamaha had the end soldered imagine that and it wasn't cheap
This cable was soldered so no problem. But thanks for the heads-up.
So anyway... problem solved
completed and runs like new.
I learned a lot from everyone here and also from the experience.
I had to completely disassemble the carburetor and clean thoroughly.
The float was sticky, the jet was clogged and there was quite a bit of sediment and debris. The little filter screen
in the tank had broken and let a bunch of crud cascade directly into the carburetor. Replaced the filter, the spark plug
and changed the oil
Will this teach me to read owners manuals
in the future? Probably not.
Any effort at re-training myself at this age is difficult at best.
Besides, most of my adventures in life come from being ignorant and ill informed.