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Sweet Home, Oregon????
 

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Yep, its about an hour and a half from Eugene. Beautiful area, Foster Lake nearby. The road that runs out of Sweet Home, up into the Cascades, is a great wingin road.
 

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The price for a "quality" rebuild kit is more than that. How can he possibly rebuild these carbs for $185.???
 

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Maybe UBarW should ride over there and check him out. :action:
 

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Seems interesting. Wonder if he's ever done carbs for a big bike?
 

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The rebuild sounds like a corner or two is being cut, notice that he doesn't replace the air cut off valves. Those little gems run around $80 for an 1100. I think I'd rather use someone like Pistol Pete who specializes mostly in 'Wings. He's going to charge twice as much but you'd be guaranteed a good rebuild.
 

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Speaking out as a person who has gotten screwed by a carb rebuilder, I agree that $185 is too cheap.

Who wants to be the guinea pig?
 

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Well, I'll stick with quality, if I was going to have carb work done by someone other than myself, I would go with Andrew at Classic cycle in Texas. I've seen his work, and it is first rate. Also, he is a member here on the forum. $185 is extremely cheap,I doubt I could do my own on the 1100 with good parts that cheap. Sounds like the same guy that screwed over another member on the forum a while back. He sent his carbs in and never got them back as I recall.:shock:

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Lo barato sale caro...

(and I also note that the necessary parts cost about what he is charging for the whole job..)
 

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After you ride up and check it out................
 

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UBarW wrote:
Well, maybe I should edit out the link, eh?
Doesn't hurt to leave it.. Its an ebay listing.. it will be gone in 30 days or less anyway... and all our comments are still here..
 

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The fellows feedback seems positive enough- mostly happy customers. However, I tend to agree that carbs are not the place to skimp.
 

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It doesn't nessarily follow that the cheap carb rebuild wouldn't do the job. If your air cut off valves and float valves were okay the remaining parts to do the job aren't terribly expensive especially if low priced gaskets and such are used. That doesn't mean they won't work either. The only problem I see is that you'd probably get back carbs that would work but might not work as long as they would if you got a first rate rebuild. Like anything else it depends on what you can afford. "Affording" is why most of us got into repairing our own stuff anyway.
 
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