Three Wheels of Doom and the Ten Pillars of Parking Lot Wisdom

Honda ATC125


  1. First, you need to remove the carburetor. On some models, this may be a relatively easy thing to do. However, it may be necessary for you to remove the seat, side covers, and fuel tank in order to get the carburetor off.
  2. Use a brush to remove loose dirt and grime. An old toothbrush that you were about to throw away works just fine for this.
  3. Remove the screws that hold the carburetor bowl on. Now you can get to the inside of the carburetor.
  4. Using carb cleaner, which you can buy at auto parts stores, clean the inside of the bowl. If the bowl is full of grease or other foreign matter, you may need to use a stick to dig it out before you can clean the inside.
  5. Use the tooth brush and carb cleaner to clean the other parts of the carburetor. When the springs, pins, and screws are all cleaned, your carburetor will run just like it did when it was new. Some people actually boil all of these parts in water to get rid of every last piece of grime. This is not necessary, but it will ensure that everything is clean.
  6. Put the carburetor back together and re-install it on your motorcycle.
  7. Attach fuel lines
  8. Fill tank with gasoline
  9. Light cheap wooden tipped cigar
  10. Open icy can of Schlitz Malt Liquor, chug to bottom, crush can, crank motorcycle on full bore, attempt left hand turn on two of three wheels, flip ATC 125  over in parking lot, burn skin off leg…wash, rinse, repeat

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2 Responses

  1. That’s where this one came from, my Mom’s farm. Sat for something like 15 years and I got it running again in an afternoon…

  2. axl says:

    We have 3 of the 200cc trikes on the farm, one actually runs. Always ride with one knee on the seat so when it falls over you can just step off.