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ntintruder
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carb rebuild kits

Postby ntintruder » Sun Aug 28, 2016 4:35 pm



I have to buy carb rebuild kits for a GL1000 and I am wondering if anybody has a recommendation as to the manufacturer. I have used keyster on 750s and cb350 but I haven't done a GL1000. I wanted Randakk but he's shut down till middle of Sept. so who else would anyone recommend?



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Re: carb rebuild kits

Postby SnoBrdr » Sun Aug 28, 2016 7:11 pm

ntintruder wrote:I have to buy carb rebuild kits for a GL1000 and I am wondering if anybody has a recommendation as to the manufacturer. I have used keyster on 750s and cb350 but I haven't done a GL1000. I wanted Randakk but he's shut down till middle of Sept. so who else would anyone recommend?


It's only two more weeks.

The wait is well worth it for the quality.

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Re: carb rebuild kits

Postby aussiegold » Mon Aug 29, 2016 5:33 am

randakk supplies good quality. i have used all sorts , randakk included. i have found genuine Honda to be excellent. it's up to you. :D

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Re: carb rebuild kits

Postby SnoBrdr » Mon Aug 29, 2016 8:02 am

aussiegold wrote:randakk supplies good quality. i have used all sorts , randakk included. i have found genuine Honda to be excellent. it's up to you. :D


Quality parts in both Honda/Randakk but Randakk's is about $70 cheaper here in the US of A.

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Re: carb rebuild kits

Postby Maz » Mon Aug 29, 2016 1:19 pm

SnoBrdr wrote:
aussiegold wrote:randakk supplies good quality. i have used all sorts , randakk included. i have found genuine Honda to be excellent. it's up to you. :D


Quality parts in both Honda/Randakk but Randakk's is about $70 cheaper here in the US of A.

+1 for Randakks. Top quality, everything you need and nothing you don't AND all the rubber parts are Viton, so not affected by Ethanol.
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Re: carb rebuild kits

Postby SnoBrdr » Mon Aug 29, 2016 1:23 pm

Maz wrote:
SnoBrdr wrote:
aussiegold wrote:randakk supplies good quality. i have used all sorts , randakk included. i have found genuine Honda to be excellent. it's up to you. :D


Quality parts in both Honda/Randakk but Randakk's is about $70 cheaper here in the US of A.

+1 for Randakks. Top quality, everything you need and nothing you don't AND all the rubber parts are Viton, so not affected by Ethanol.
Maz


Do you have widespread Ethanol down under ?

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Re: carb rebuild kits

Postby spiralout » Mon Aug 29, 2016 1:42 pm

Whatever you do, DO NOT use the Barracuda brand garbage that Saber Cycle sells

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Re: carb rebuild kits

Postby aussiegold » Mon Aug 29, 2016 5:54 pm

SnoBrdr wrote:
Maz wrote:
SnoBrdr wrote:
Quality parts in both Honda/Randakk but Randakk's is about $70 cheaper here in the US of A.

+1 for Randakks. Top quality, everything you need and nothing you don't AND all the rubber parts are Viton, so not affected by Ethanol.
Maz


Do you have widespread Ethanol down under ?

yes, we have ethanol. but we have the choice to use it. typically there will be two or three grades of "clean fuel" and other pumps for ethanol.
genuine Honda will always be more expensive, and i believe them to be best, but i have also used these with good results.
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/1976-HONDA-G ... SwxYxU1SN3

i have also sent one particularly troublesome set of carbs to Pistol Pete to be sorted. which leads me to firmly believe. that some carb problems have
less to do with the type of kit used and more with re assembly methods. Pete found things that i had no way of knowing. one slightly bent shaft for example.

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Re: carb rebuild kits

Postby SnoBrdr » Mon Aug 29, 2016 6:08 pm

aussiegold wrote:
SnoBrdr wrote:
Maz wrote:+1 for Randakks. Top quality, everything you need and nothing you don't AND all the rubber parts are Viton, so not affected by Ethanol.
Maz


Do you have widespread Ethanol down under ?

yes, we have ethanol. but we have the choice to use it. typically there will be two or three grades of "clean fuel" and other pumps for ethanol.
genuine Honda will always be more expensive, and i believe them to be best, but i have also used these with good results.
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/1976-HONDA-G ... SwxYxU1SN3

i have also sent one particularly troublesome set of carbs to Pistol Pete to be sorted. which leads me to firmly believe. that some carb problems have
less to do with the type of kit used and more with re assembly methods. Pete found things that i had no way of knowing. one slightly bent shaft for example.


Yes, PP did mine as well.

Well worth the $$ to me.

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Re: carb rebuild kits

Postby ntintruder » Mon Aug 29, 2016 6:37 pm

Thanks guys, I think I am going to wait for Randakks to open again




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