Carburetor

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A device that mixes fuel and air before it is introduced into the engine's combustion chamber.

On non-premix bikes it can also be involved in the oil feed.

Carburetor adjustments comprise most of what makes a scooter run well. Common brands are Dellorto, Mikuni, Keihin

The alternative to using a carburetor is fuel injection, which is commonplace on modern cars but only found of a few modern scooters.

British people find it necessaary to add an extraneous 't', spelling it carburettor

See also: Hot Rod Scooters for Vortex carb info

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