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If you have the tools and time, you are probably better off doing the job yourself. The OEM rebuild kits are cheaper than aftermarket, and pulling the unit off the bike is the hardest part of the job.
The hard part is doing a correct rebuild and from reading the forums very few can get it right, not the kind of job a novice should begin with IMO.

To the OP What symptoms does the engine exhibit.
 

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The bike is running a little rough and an experienced rider said the carbs need cleaning.
An experienced mechanic (me):) recommends a compression test if the bike is new to you or has an unknown history. Saves a lot of potential problems down the road with good money thrown after bad and takes but a few minutes.

Then a sound diagnostic routine for ignition and carb troubles with checking plug condition and finding any vacuum leaks and fuel delivery problems. You want to know which cylinder is running rich or lean prior to removing rack to give clues as to what direction that individual carb needs to be repaired.

So you want to be a mechanic? Plenty of help here to tell you what to do.
 
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