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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 10-14-2007, 11:26 PM Thread Starter
 
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general carb mait.

Generally speaking, about how much does it cost to have a carb rebuilt. either at a shop or by yourself.
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Generally speaking, about how much does it cost to have a carb rebuilt. either at a shop or by yourself.
General rule... doing it yourself will save you 1/2 of what you would pay a shop to do it. That being said, I don't know chit about rebuilding carbs.
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If you take it to a shop how much do you spend?
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General rule... doing it yourself will save you 1/2 of what you would pay a shop to do it.

true, sometimes even more than half.....what kinda carbs you got? sometimes they just need a thorough cleaning, and thats just time and patience
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If you take it to a shop how much do you spend?
I have no idea.

I Googled it and found this:
http://en.allexperts.com/q/Motorcycl...rb-Rebuild.htm

Seems crazy expensive...
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Yea thats what I needed, just a general idea of how much it cost. Im trying to match numbers. so generally speaking IF its fubar you could spend upwards of $500 generally though just general tuning would be roughly $250. Rough estimate,
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Yea thats what I needed, just a general idea of how much it cost. Im trying to match numbers. so generally speaking IF its fubar you could spend upwards of $500 generally though just general tuning would be roughly $250. Rough estimate,
How much is a new carb? That's the question.
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carbs aren't complicated. why do you need one rebuilt? sitting in storage too long?

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carbs aren't complicated. why do you need one rebuilt? sitting in storage too long?

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yea-help us help u save money, what u got?
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post #10 of 11 (permalink) Old 10-15-2007, 05:24 AM
 
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generally, unless you have parts that are damaged or missing, all you need in a carb is a good cleaning, which isnt much, cleaning it myself, I've yet to spend more than $50 on a carb, could go to around $250 ish if you rebuilt it with new jets, needles, floats, etc look around for a rebuild kit for your kind and brand of carburetor.
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There are only a few moving parts in a carb. On older carbs, the float needle and seat wear out. The cheap rebuild kits have replacements, but don't work very well. I buy the expensive replacements from Sudco with the viton float needle tip. Considering the time and hassle of taking out the carbs, it's worth it.

On some carbs, the jet needle can wear. I read that there is a titanium replacement for them. On CV carbs, the diaphram on the piston/needle could rip. But the problems with most carbs are a clogged idle jet, and dirty piston/needle and the wall it rides on.
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