Know of a good shop I can send my carbs too??


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Know of a good shop I can send my carbs too??

Postby made2care » Thu Jun 12, 2014 11:52 am



I'm not going to try to tackle rebuilding the carbs. Anyone have a good experience with sending off their carbs. Suggestions of a specialty shop for this will be greatly appreciated! Thanks
Heard of pistol Petes but he only works on 1000's I believe.



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Re: Know of a good shop I can send my carbs too??

Postby cbx4evr » Thu Jun 12, 2014 12:20 pm

Mike Nixon. The web site will be mostly abut CBX carbs but he does Goldwings too.

http://www.cbxcarbs.com
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Re: Know of a good shop I can send my carbs too??

Postby eberlebike4 » Thu Jun 12, 2014 9:15 pm

Had my carbs rebuild by BILL @ Tacoma Honda for $300.00 last year for my 1988 GL1500 The bike sat for over 12 yrs.and there was "Green Gunk"growing in them:( I even bought him a 6 Pack of brew for doing such a good job;)Can dig up the ph.no.if you like......good luck.

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Re: Know of a good shop I can send my carbs too??

Postby BigBro » Thu Jun 12, 2014 9:29 pm

Made2Care it would really help if we knew your location. You might even find a forum member near you willing to do this job for you. Never hurts to ask once we know where you are.

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Re: Know of a good shop I can send my carbs too??

Postby made2care » Fri Jun 13, 2014 6:53 am

Thanks guys for all your help on this. I called mike Nixon in ca and he said he could do it with a 4 weeks turnaround. Really nice guy.
Another question, he mentioned when shipping , no gas smell should be present. What solution should I use to rid the carbs of gas before sending off??

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Re: Know of a good shop I can send my carbs too??

Postby WingAdmin » Fri Jun 13, 2014 8:22 am

made2care wrote:Thanks guys for all your help on this. I called mike Nixon in ca and he said he could do it with a 4 weeks turnaround. Really nice guy.
Another question, he mentioned when shipping , no gas smell should be present. What solution should I use to rid the carbs of gas before sending off??


You could just let it sit in the open air for a while. Or, use something volatile and relatively odorless, in which gasoline is soluble. Try rubbing alcohol.

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Re: Know of a good shop I can send my carbs too??

Postby cbx4evr » Fri Jun 13, 2014 8:33 am

made2care wrote:Thanks guys for all your help on this. I called mike Nixon in ca and he said he could do it with a 4 weeks turnaround. Really nice guy.
Another question, he mentioned when shipping , no gas smell should be present. What solution should I use to rid the carbs of gas before sending off??


Good to hear. Mike is very knowledgeable on carbs and he freely shares that knowledge. You may want to ask Mike how do get rid of the gas smell. I'm sure he has a carb friendly solution.
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Re: Know of a good shop I can send my carbs too??

Postby eklimek » Fri Jun 13, 2014 9:05 am

Odd. Pistol pete did my 1100 carbs.

+1 recommendation.

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Re: Know of a good shop I can send my carbs too??

Postby bdukes » Fri Jun 13, 2014 9:14 am

Sent mine to Pistol Pete's. He did a great job .About 3 weeks turn around.

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Re: Know of a good shop I can send my carbs too??

Postby harvey01 » Fri Jun 13, 2014 9:30 am

Another resource for carb rebuilding is: www.oldschoolcarbs.com
He also lists a PDF on packaging which shows the carbs wrapped in plastic--maybe that controls the odor.
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Re: Know of a good shop I can send my carbs too??

Postby WingAdmin » Fri Jun 13, 2014 10:13 am

eklimek wrote:Odd. Pistol pete did my 1100 carbs.

+1 recommendation.


Pistol Pete does GL1000, GL1100 and CBX carbs.

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Re: Know of a good shop I can send my carbs too??

Postby made2care » Fri Jun 13, 2014 4:49 pm

Finally removed the carbs.
Will all the hoses need to be removed before shipping off??
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