Honda's single-overhead cam carburetors are easily the most often fiddled-with we see.
They're easy enough to remove that any number of previous "experts" have been inside them, which all too often resulted in the bike being abandoned. This isn't to knock the genuine mechanics out there, but rather to simply point out how easy it is to miss s step.
We regularly see needle clip settings that have been changed (virtually always for the poorer), incorrect--and non-uniform-- float heights, and ridiculously out of range main jets. (145? Are you serious?)
It's also rare to see a set that doesn't show at least a little red rust on the linkages and/or corrosion on the brass parts, even in instances where they're otherwise in perfect condition.
We solve the interior problems by breaking them down to the last screw and resetting to whatever the customer's demands might be: pod air cleaners, straight pipes, big-bore kit, or bone stock. Plus, we have a wide range of experience with non-stock setups to get your bike running correctly with as few final adjustments as possible at your end.
We've got slide needles, Keihin-branded factory original float valves and jets on hand, and we use only Viton bowl gakets and fuel joint orings.
As for rusted steel parts and discolored exterior brass parts, we take care of that permanently with new nickel plate.
Nickel has the overall warm coloration and luster of stainless steel, and is every bit as corrosion-proof. We include everything: idle adjust screw and spring, bowl clamps, choke levers and linkages, throttle return spring, main throttle link. Even the fasteners. If it's made out of steel, it gets plated.
We go to all this extra effort to ensure that your carbs will not only run perfectly and virtually forever but will look this good one, five, or ten years from now.
The base price for the service level you see on this page is 295.00 plus 30 dollars return shipping to the continantal US. This does NOT include new dust boots, which cost an additional 70 dollars for the set.
We have customers all over the world. Send me an email and I'll get back to you with the cost of return shipping wherever you are.
To get the process started, simply download the Service request PDF on this page.
P.O. Box 451
San Jose CA 95103
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