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Carb refurbs.

#1 PostAuthor: Andy M » Sun Nov 12, 2017 9:47 pm

Has anyone here done a complete refurb on their carbs inc plating the plated parts etc ? Any pics ?/
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Re: Carb refurbs.

#2 PostAuthor: PAULJAC47 » Mon Nov 13, 2017 9:04 am

Done a few sets meself,ultrasonic cleaner,all new bits and a local friendly plater(who doesnt loose too many bits)plus patience...viewtopic.php?f=7&t=39637&p=343554#p343554

Did these meself...
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Re: Carb refurbs.

#3 PostAuthor: walshyco » Mon Nov 13, 2017 12:05 pm

Done a good job there Paul.

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Re: Carb refurbs.

#4 PostAuthor: Ultim8pc » Mon Nov 13, 2017 2:11 pm

Did my z900 ones a while back and a set of z1000 ones recently. Ultrasonic cleaner, no replating.
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Re: Carb refurbs.

#5 PostAuthor: csx355 » Tue Nov 14, 2017 9:04 pm

Just about to start mine - I had two sets of carbs with the box of bits formally known as a Z1000. A 26mm set and a 28mm set. I stripped the 26mm set last night and soaked them today in a Rozone cleaning bath. I just wanted to get the grease and grime off prior to going in my Ultra sonic bath. My intention is to plate and polish as much as I can myself. I have a basic homebrew plating bath based on the Gateros set with some mods.
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Sorry the pics got out of sync a bit. They cleaned up really well - just started a little bit of oxidising.

I took the pics for my own reference really - this is the first time I have stripped a bank of four down.
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Re: Carb refurbs.

#6 PostAuthor: chrisNI » Tue Nov 14, 2017 9:11 pm

My brother just tarted up the ones on his 650...

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Re: Carb refurbs.

#7 PostAuthor: Ultim8pc » Wed Nov 15, 2017 10:15 am

ooooo! Some fine looking carbs here!

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Re: Carb refurbs.

#8 PostAuthor: kev edwards » Wed Nov 15, 2017 5:22 pm

Ultim8pc you have put the carbs back wrong the air screws are on the wrong sides of the carbs you need to swap the pairs around.

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Re: Carb refurbs.

#9 PostAuthor: Ultim8pc » Wed Nov 15, 2017 9:05 pm

kev edwards wrote:Ultim8pc you have put the carbs back wrong the air screws are on the wrong sides of the carbs you need to swap the pairs around.

Oh yes, so I have....
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Oh well, I can fit some new fuel T-pieces while I'm at it, so it won't be a wasted effort...
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Re: Carb refurbs.

#10 PostAuthor: csx355 » Wed Nov 15, 2017 9:26 pm

new fuel T-pieces

I'm going to need some of those as well - is there a decent (better priced) option to the originals? If not any recommendations for the brass with replaceable o rings?

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Re: Carb refurbs.

#11 PostAuthor: chrisw1 » Wed Nov 15, 2017 9:40 pm

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Re: Carb refurbs.

#12 PostAuthor: Ultim8pc » Wed Nov 15, 2017 9:52 pm

chrisw1 wrote:After and before being in the ultrasonic bath

I think you've cheated and pout new jets in...
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Re: Carb refurbs.

#13 PostAuthor: Mr Bump » Thu Nov 16, 2017 8:42 am

csx355 wrote:
new fuel T-pieces

I'm going to need some of those as well - is there a decent (better priced) option to the originals? If not any recommendations for the brass with replaceable o rings?


Nrp carbs do them, I think i saw zpower list them too. Much nicer design than the original thingys.

At the risk of hijacking the thread, I’m considering buying an ultrasonic cleaner myself - any advice/warnings/recommendations would be appreciated.

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Re: Carb refurbs.

#14 PostAuthor: Ultim8pc » Thu Nov 16, 2017 2:45 pm

I bought some Kawasaki original items from eBay. Think they worked out at £17 (!) each. Going to try some brass one next time though.

Ollie: buy the best ultrasonic cleaner you can. I can't get all the parts for 4 carbs in mine (even using the old 'plastic tub' extender bodge). It's done me proud but I use it that much I'm probably going to have to buy a bigger one. (Oh and a vapour bead blasting machine and..)

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Re: Carb refurbs.

#15 PostAuthor: PAULJAC47 » Thu Nov 16, 2017 3:03 pm

Do Tell, whats the plastic tub extender bodge?
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