Other carb rebuild kit option as Randakk's is out of stock


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Other carb rebuild kit option as Randakk's is out of stock

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Hello everyone,

The randakk's master rebuild kit is out of stock so does anyone recommend other kits that may be acceptable in the short run. Alternatively, if I order the OEM Honda carb gasket set of 4, I still need an aftermarket air cut off valve diaphragm and accelerator pump kit. I can still order the large plenum gasket from randakks and probably reuse the screws which are in good shape.

Anyone know if K&l or Keyster are ok for the short term ? There is a basic rebuild kit on Z1 enterprises as well. Ive heard stories on the saber cycle kits but at this point I don't mind going with any option as the bike is laid up.

Any input on making the rebuild kit complete from various supplies / companies would be appreciated. Any successful rebuilds from the Sabre cycle kit , they can't be that bad


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Historically, saber cycle is a "no no" source.
if you get the parts you ordered and they are correct, you are lucky.

if you don't get the parts you ordered, forget about negotiations with that lady, she is a snake.

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Pistol Pete in Tennessee rebuilds these expertly for roughly 50 bucks more than Randakk's Master Rebuild kit. Though Pete is no longer with us (Died July 2020) his son still does the servicing and did mine with a turnaround of about 7 days back in my grubby lil hands. Randakk has sold his business and retired to sunny south FL. Don't ever expect to speak to him again. I am very thankful for this cause quite literally I was skeered of ripping them apart. Price 350.00 plus 2 way shipping. Send a check for the return shipping that you paid and he gets em back to you faster than they get to him.
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LittleGoldy wrote: Tue Nov 17, 2020 12:36 am Pistol Pete in Tennessee rebuilds these expertly for roughly 50 bucks more than Randakk's Master Rebuild kit. Though Pete is no longer with us (Died July 2020) his son still does the servicing and did mine with a turnaround of about 7 days back in my grubby lil hands. Randakk has sold his business and retired to sunny south FL. Don't ever expect to speak to him again. I am very thankful for this cause quite literally I was skeered of ripping them apart. Price 350.00 plus 2 way shipping. Send a check for the return shipping that you paid and he gets em back to you faster than they get to him.
The last I read, Pete's son closed the business in January
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Re: Other carb rebuild kit option as Randakk's is out of stock

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Stay away from using keyster and saberjunk.

K&L are ok to use but use only the original honda brass parts especially jets and float valves.
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Re: Other carb rebuild kit option as Randakk's is out of stock

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newday777 wrote: Tue Nov 17, 2020 10:27 am
LittleGoldy wrote: Tue Nov 17, 2020 12:36 am Pistol Pete in Tennessee rebuilds these expertly for roughly 50 bucks more than Randakk's Master Rebuild kit. Though Pete is no longer with us (Died July 2020) his son still does the servicing and did mine with a turnaround of about 7 days back in my grubby lil hands. Randakk has sold his business and retired to sunny south FL. Don't ever expect to speak to him again. I am very thankful for this cause quite literally I was skeered of ripping them apart. Price 350.00 plus 2 way shipping. Send a check for the return shipping that you paid and he gets em back to you faster than they get to him.
The last I read, Pete's son closed the business in January
August, actually:


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WingAdmin wrote: Tue Nov 17, 2020 3:27 pm
newday777 wrote: Tue Nov 17, 2020 10:27 am
The last I read, Pete's son closed the business in January
August, actually:

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The post is dated August. Mark still does the rebuilds, whether or not that is his son I do not know. Pete took ill badly (no discussion on issue) and died 2 weeks later. This occurred in early July. I know this factually cause I tried to reach them for more than 3 weeks before receiving a reply. Sent off my carbs in August and got em back a week later. Scroll down further on Pistol Pete's Facebook page and this appears:
Pistol Pete's Services
is with Pete Boody
August 3rd 2020
It has been just a few weeks since we lost Pete, and each day that I have attempted to resume operations in the shop there is an incredible void.
But...as he would say..."the show must go on". (Actually, his words from "father to son" might have been slightly different. 😊)
With that in mind, I have restocked our inventory of repair items, and have once again started turning wrenches and tweaking carbs with Alexa blaring Dad's playlist in the background.
Thank you to all who have expressed condolences over the past few weeks. Your words of kindness have made this difficult time a bit more bearable.
If you have carb inquiries, please email them to me at petesgl@comcast.net, and I'll respond back as quickly as possible.
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