Video: How does a carburetor work?

How does a carburetor really work?

It’s one thing to see diagrams in a Haynes manual, or have your grumpy old shop teacher explain. This video is something else entirely. You get 1) A DIY-smart dad and 2) A slow-mo video of a transparent carburetor that actually shows the internal workings in action.

It’s fascinating stuff, and don’t worry—the video may start with lawn equipment, but there’s motorcycle applications later on in the clip.

If you like this video, the SmarterEveryDay YouTube channel has a lot of other similar stuff. Most of it isn’t motorcycle content, but if you’re a curious polymath with questions about mechanics, physics or nature, there’s a wealth of information here.

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