Originally Posted by mesquaukee
You were taken advantage of. Cleaning a carb is a straightforward task.
I would tend to agree with that. I paid someone to clean a carb, but I didn't pay $230 (I think it was about $50). As the gas sits in the carburetor it builds up what are referred to as varnish
deposits, which clog the jets. I had this happen in a bike that sat for about 3 years (just got lazy). However, I often let equipment
sit over the winter, or summer, for 4-6 months with no ill effect whatsoever.
If you add a fuel
stabilizer, you really
don't have anything to worry about, & it's probably worth the peace of mind.