82 aspencade


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cjeffers9
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82 aspencade

Postby cjeffers9 » Thu Sep 20, 2012 12:49 pm



Been away for awhile .But needed to share the good news with all of you that have help me with this Old Girl. After doing the water pump , played with the carbs again just said to hell with it . Sent them to pistol petes. Got them back late Saturday, Had it back running on Sunday found a elec problem on some toggle switches the PO had wired in so cleaned that up had a new front tire put on. But anyway just got back after the first hundred miles All I can say is WOW!! WOW!! That's how these older wings are suppose to run. Not having one since the late 80s. brings to tears what I have missed. Now I'm just praying for a mild winter, I don't want to park her. My hats off to Pistol Petes Im not afraid to turn a wrench but those carbs need more than I could give them.



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Re: 82 aspencade

Postby Mortal-n-Life » Tue Oct 16, 2012 2:03 pm

What was the total carb rebuild $$$?

I read a lot about Pistol Pete's and a lot of good recommendations. However, I recently went with a local guy and am now starting to wonder about my decision. Carbs have been gone now for 10 days with hopes of seeing them by the end of the week.

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Re: 82 aspencade

Postby scotterichmond » Tue Oct 16, 2012 2:20 pm

Mortal-n-Life wrote:What was the total carb rebuild $$$?

I read a lot about Pistol Pete's and a lot of good recommendations. However, I recently went with a local guy and am now starting to wonder about my decision. Carbs have been gone now for 10 days with hopes of seeing them by the end of the week.

here you go, check it out :

http://www.oldwings.com/services.html

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Re: 82 aspencade

Postby cjeffers9 » Tue Oct 16, 2012 5:19 pm

$485.00 plus 20.00 shipping well worth it I checked about other guys around here doing them Hell the kits are 200.00 plus Im happy now working on a trailer

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Re: 82 aspencade

Postby bdukes » Tue Oct 16, 2012 7:18 pm

Getting ready to send 82 carbs to Pistol Pete's.While they're gone need to replace water pump.Wait and ride or do it now?Winter is almost here.

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Re: 82 aspencade

Postby cjeffers9 » Tue Oct 16, 2012 7:56 pm

Water pump on my 82 went just like the DIY did break a bolt but had enough to get some vicegrips on it. Pistol Pete are some good guys they stay in contact with me and had them back fast

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Re: 82 aspencade

Postby Mortal-n-Life » Wed Oct 17, 2012 6:42 pm

Thanks for the link scotterichmond...yeah I found that link off of Randakk's site a month ago under his Approved Carb Rebuilders and I'm pretty sure I found Randakk off one of the threads on here. lol! I Spent a couple days reading over his site and prices and debated using Pistol Pete pretty hard. I guess what I kept getting hung up on was having the carbs synchronize on a test engine an not on my bike. Might not have made a difference but that is ignorance for you. lol!

cjeffers9 good to know that they stuck to the price list with no additional fees! and that you're happy with the work. I thought shipping would have been more. I'm still waiting to get my carbs back from some local guys. What was Pistol Pete's turn around?

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Re: 82 aspencade

Postby cjeffers9 » Wed Oct 17, 2012 8:06 pm

I got them back in 13 days bolted them on (new filter and gas lines Runs like a dream

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Re: 82 aspencade

Postby eklimek » Wed Oct 17, 2012 9:04 pm

unsolicited thumbs up from Canada.

Sent the set from my 81 donor bike to Pistol Pete last winter and swapped them out upon return. Idles like a dream and more power than I'll ever use.

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Re: 82 aspencade

Postby WingAdmin » Thu Oct 18, 2012 9:25 am

I met Pistol Pete at Wing Ding this year and talked to him for quite a while. What a nice guy, and he knows his stuff.

As for syncing carbs on his test engine - that will get the carbs "in the neighborhood." Once it's bolted up to your engine, with the peculiarities of YOUR intakes, valves, exhaust, etc., it will need to be re-synced. But because it will be CLOSE (thanks to the fact that he synced it on his engine), you won't have much work to do.

You will never be able to sync a set of carbs, then bolt them onto a different engine, and expect them to stay synced. There's more at play determining carb balance than just the carbs. That's why the carbs must be re-synced every time you adjust your valves.

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Re: 82 aspencade

Postby Mortal-n-Life » Thu Oct 18, 2012 2:21 pm

I was worried about the syncing issues...good to learn that I wasn't too far off in my worries. Still, 13 days with a little adjustment when they get back on the bike sounds pretty good right now. I hope these local guys pull through for me.




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