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My 1500 is an 89 with the classic off idle stumble, being new to me, i did not want to go through the diagnostic process to figure out exactly why it stumbles. So, i took it to a shop (on Feb 3rd i might add.) he kept telling me i'm waiting on this and that(carb rebuild and needed both diaphragms). Meanwhile, i know he is not even working on it. So, last week i kinda laid into him a bit to get it done. He calls me today at 11.00 and says its done and it runs perfect, but he is leaving for vacation at 2:00 and won't return until next Thursday. I was working in another town and couldn't get there that quick. Ain't that crappy? i just can't believe how people stay in business doing crap like this. 3 months to rebuild carbs! then screws me out of another week:lash:
 

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My 1500 is an 89 with the classic off idle stumble, being new to me, i did not want to go through the diagnostic process to figure out exactly why it stumbles. So, i took it to a shop (on Feb 3rd i might add.) he kept telling me i'm waiting on this and that(carb rebuild and needed both diaphragms). Meanwhile, i know he is not even working on it. So, last week i kinda laid into him a bit to get it done. He calls me today at 11.00 and says its done and it runs perfect, but he is leaving for vacation at 2:00 and won't return until next Thursday. I was working in another town and couldn't get there that quick. Ain't that crappy? i just can't believe how people stay in business doing crap like this. 3 months to rebuild carbs! then screws me out of another week:lash:


I'm sure he'll let you pay the same way.NOT!
 

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Take it for a shake down run before you pay the rest.
 

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If you don't mind me asking, what did you pay?

I know what I charge (LOTS) to fix the 'off-idle' for the early 1500 carb.s, but I don't think its enough because I keep getting asked to do them anyway. :ROFL:



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Where in Florida are you? Someone might be able to recommend a better mechanic if you need one in the future.
 

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Got my Wing back today. Wow! is all i can say. I did not realize how bad it was running before. I bet it will jerk a wheelie now..lol Runs so sweet, i just dont want to put it back in garage.....
 

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Got my Wing back today. Wow! is all i can say. I did not realize how bad it was running before. I bet it will jerk a wheelie now..lol Runs so sweet, i just dont want to put it back in garage.....
The good part is that a wing will run like that all the time.

:claps::claps::claps:
 

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right at $700.00 i thought that was pricey, but he already had it torn apart.
I'm in lehigh acres Florida near Ft myers
I charge more. (because I DON'T want to do the job, and I do my best to discourage people from asking me, but that only works sometimes)

Along with the carb.s, I normally have done the sub-air filter, check ALL the vac. lines, lube the cables, change the fuel filter & check the hoses, sync the carb.s, AND do the timing belts too while everything is already out of the way. The last one I did was sitting for several years so I had to clean some rust out of the gas tank too.


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$700 is what I recently paid to sort-out a 1998.

I've done the job myself, once, and it made me glad to pay the $700 to have someone else do the work.
 

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i'm happy what i paid since it runs soo much better. However, my left blinker curcit must have gotten pinched, or something. It now has real dull blink, you can barley see it. At first i thought it was not working at all. The right side is fine. The hazards never did work(think it the hazzard button) any ideas?
 
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