Carb Kits


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portugeezer
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Carb Kits

Postby portugeezer » Sat Sep 01, 2012 5:50 pm



So I did my carb sync and the Aspencade still doesn't idle smoothly. It will go down to 1000 RPM but then jump to 1400 then drop down and make a metallic sounding knock then sometimes die. The bike sat since the 2006 riding season. When I got it the right exhaust pipe was blue so I suspect it is still running lean on that side. Long story short I need work on the carbs. There are a lot of kits. Carb kit capital has really basic kits for $17 a carb. I found some on ebay that are very complete with new jets etc but Randakks says those new jets in the non Honda kits might be a little off. The actual Randakks kit is around $240 with the book! Why is the Randakks better? The kits are not that complete and seem pricey. I guess what am asking for is some input on who has had success and what you bought. I want a reliable bike but the least I spend the better! I already have my GL1000 running tip top but the Aspencade seems to be a more refined bike and I think it will be nicer on some of my long trips!



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Re: Carb Kits

Postby cyclewizard » Sat Sep 01, 2012 6:32 pm

I would just give the carbs a good cleaning and check the air cutoff valves for any tears. If alls good or the cut off valves are bad you can buy them individually through K&L fairly reasonably.
I spent the big money on the Randakks and did need all the extra parts.
All I really needed were the cut off valves because I tried soaking them and found that I ruined the rubbers by doing that.
So remove the valves before cleaning or you will have to buy new ones like me. :lol:
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Re: Carb Kits

Postby portugeezer » Sat Sep 01, 2012 6:42 pm

I suspect clogged jets on the right side are causing the problem but won't know until I get inside!

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Re: Carb Kits

Postby goldminerusa » Sat Sep 01, 2012 7:15 pm

I have considered Randdaks rebuild kit too but not till the season is over and i can sock away $240. I have been having a similar issue with my `82 1100. Several tanks of super with Seafoam helped, but not that much. 4 days ago i used Lucas Top Cylinder mixed to the ratio with the last fill-up and after just 170 miles i`m seeing improved idle stability and better mpg. I`ve been using this product for 10 yrs in my cars and swear by it. It seems to be available at all large auto parts stores and Walmart. 10 - 12 bucks for a quart. Easier than a cleaning / rebuild too. Oh and if you do buy Randaaks kit buy his replacement cleanable sintered brass fuel filter for $20. It`s well made, nicely chromed and fits the stock location perfectly and you`ll never have to buy another filter again.

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Re: Carb Kits

Postby portugeezer » Sat Sep 01, 2012 8:34 pm

I have really never had a fuel additive work on anything to be honest. I'm not riding the Aspencade I'm planning to work on it for next season little by little! I would rather try almost anything over taking the carbs apart. I will try the stuff but still expect to have to recondition the carbs. I'm going to tractor supply tomorrow and they have the best price on Seafoam they also carry Lucas products. They certainly don't ever seem to hurt anything.

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Re: Carb Kits

Postby billviera » Thu Sep 13, 2012 6:55 pm

I have had great luck with the tectron fuel addative made by chevron---get it at walmart it is less than chevron--- i had a jaguar fuel injected 12 cyl and the jets would clogg quickly --making rough idle --a can if the tectron made a huge improvement its great at $6.00 worth the try it also worked on my 83 aspy

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Re: Carb Kits

Postby WingAdmin » Thu Sep 13, 2012 8:39 pm

Techron and Seafoam work virtually the same way, and equally as well. I use Seafoam personally, basically because it's sold at the NAPA around the corner, and because I've used it for years with excellent results.




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