The Dreaded Carb Rebuild...


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spookytooth
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The Dreaded Carb Rebuild...

Postby spookytooth » Tue Apr 15, 2014 4:30 pm



It's as inevitable as death, isn't it? I went out to reinstall the radiator shrouds (which not NOT just for aesthetics) today and noticed a puddle of fuel under the bike. With a flashlight I was able to determine the fuel was coming from the gasket between the top and bottom half of the left front carb. I was hoping it was something as simple as cracked fuel line; no dice. So like I said.. We all know this day is coming... I was just over at the Randakk site to get a healthy dose of sticker shock; $150 for some gaskets and o-rings??? First of many questions... Is the Randakk video worth $30 or could I get away without it? Would this one be a good substitute?





Any personal anecdotes you all may have that may help me on this spooky journey would be greatly appreciated.



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Re: The Dreaded Carb Rebuild...

Postby SnoBrdr » Tue Apr 15, 2014 5:50 pm

spookytooth wrote:It's as inevitable as death, isn't it? I went out to reinstall the radiator shrouds (which not NOT just for aesthetics) today and noticed a puddle of fuel under the bike. With a flashlight I was able to determine the fuel was coming from the gasket between the top and bottom half of the left front carb. I was hoping it was something as simple as cracked fuel line; no dice. So like I said.. We all know this day is coming... I was just over at the Randakk site to get a healthy dose of sticker shock; $150 for some gaskets and o-rings??? First of many questions... Is the Randakk video worth $30 or could I get away without it? Would this one be a good substitute?





Any personal anecdotes you all may have that may help me on this spooky journey would be greatly appreciated.


Randakk's is a very good video, quite long.

I think that he kinda goes too fast, good thing you can watch it over and over.

He also has some special tools, some that he bought, some that he made but he doesn't tell you where to get them or really how to build them.

In my opinion he needs to redo the video in it's entirety.

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Re: The Dreaded Carb Rebuild...

Postby aussiegold » Wed Apr 16, 2014 12:15 am

a carb rebuild is not so hard. everything must be clean, clean clean.
the Randakk dvd is a good source of info and guidance. it helped me , for sure. he does like to hear himself talk. drones on and on. but his heart is in the right place.

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Re: The Dreaded Carb Rebuild...

Postby SteveB123 » Wed Apr 16, 2014 6:42 am

spookytooth wrote:I was just over at the Randakk site to get a healthy dose of sticker shock; $150 for some gaskets and o-rings???


No, $150 for the right gaskets and O-rings. I doubt you'll find anyone who has been disappointed with Ranndak's stuff.

Having said that, I paid $30 for the 1100 rebuild book that he carries, and frankly wasn't impressed. I would have happily paid that for a video, though.

I'm sure you'll be able to sell the video after you're done.
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Re: The Dreaded Carb Rebuild...

Postby RBGERSON » Sat Apr 19, 2014 2:46 pm

as TO CARB REBUILDS IT IS BASICALLY TAKING EVERYTHING APART CLEANING IT WEll AND REINSTALLING..oops the video is good but not necessary..IMHO..just pay attention on the tear down and the build isn't hard at all..just be patient and methodical..lots of help here too.

http://www.ngwclub.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=2952

scroll down for a how to.
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Re: The Dreaded Carb Rebuild...

Postby spookytooth » Sat Apr 19, 2014 6:16 pm

As it turns out, the jet screw was loose. Dodged that bullet. For now.




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