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Yet Another Carb Question

#1 PostAuthor: cakeman » Wed Sep 19, 2018 9:16 am

I'm about halfway through the refurb of my newly acquired Harris and as funds are tight I'm having to use what I believe are z1000j 34mm cv carbs, now I realise these aren't ideal and a set of smoothbores would be better but funds don't allow this at the moment (unfortunately missed out on a set of 33mm smoothbores last night on eBay)so my question is should I give the z1000 carbs a go or do I try a set of 33mm cv carbs from a gsx750f lurking from an old project? The zed carbs are currently fitted with 130 mains and what appears to be an old Ledar air corrector kit. Would the Gsx carbs be a better starting point. The Harris if fitted with an 1135 kit and has a gas flowed head.
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Re: Yet Another Carb Question

#2 PostAuthor: Ultim8pc » Wed Sep 19, 2018 10:08 am

Probably going to be harder to set up the CV carbs IMHO. But if that's all you've got them you have nothing to lose but your patience if you give them a try.
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Re: Yet Another Carb Question

#3 PostAuthor: cakeman » Wed Sep 19, 2018 10:13 am

Ultim8pc wrote:Probably going to be harder to set up the CV carbs IMHO. But if that's all you've got them you have nothing to lose but your patience if you give them a try.


Yup totally agree, just wondered if the cv's off the gsx would be a better starting point or the cv's from the zed.
Hopefully a set of smoothbore's may turn up meantime at the right price :)

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Re: Yet Another Carb Question

#4 PostAuthor: Ultim8pc » Wed Sep 19, 2018 12:41 pm

cakeman wrote:Yup totally agree, just wondered if the cv's off the gsx would be a better starting point or the cv's from the zed.
Hopefully a set of smoothbore's may turn up meantime at the right price :)

CV carbs are always tricky to setup without the original airbox, if you were prepared to pay an expert and for dyno time, you could probably get the pretty good.
However, for that money you could buy some smoothbores or flatslides and they'd be much easier to setup 'out of the box' IMHO, but still not without potential issues.
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#5 PostAuthor: ADRIAN H » Wed Sep 19, 2018 1:11 pm

These would do the job nicely. @ £500 but not sure of your budget.

https://m.ebay.co.uk/itm/Mikuni-TM33-Fl ... SwI2xbeuCH
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Re: Yet Another Carb Question

#6 PostAuthor: cakeman » Wed Sep 19, 2018 1:22 pm

ADRIAN H wrote:These would do the job nicely. @ £500 but not sure of your budget.

https://m.ebay.co.uk/itm/Mikuni-TM33-Fl ... SwI2xbeuCH


I had a look at those last night after losing out on the 33mm smoothbores (went for £321 in the end, I was a bit slow on the button by a couple of seconds lol), so unfortunately around the 300 mark is about my limit at the moment.

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#7 PostAuthor: ADRIAN H » Wed Sep 19, 2018 4:44 pm

cakeman wrote:
ADRIAN H wrote:These would do the job nicely. @ £500 but not sure of your budget.

https://m.ebay.co.uk/itm/Mikuni-TM33-Fl ... SwI2xbeuCH


I had a look at those last night after losing out on the 33mm smoothbores (went for £321 in the end, I was a bit slow on the button by a couple of seconds lol), so unfortunately around the 300 mark is about my limit at the moment.


Good luck with the search will keep my fingers crossed, you find something.
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Re: Yet Another Carb Question

#8 PostAuthor: ADRIAN H » Wed Sep 19, 2018 4:47 pm

ADRIAN H wrote:
cakeman wrote:
ADRIAN H wrote:These would do the job nicely. @ £500 but not sure of your budget.

https://m.ebay.co.uk/itm/Mikuni-TM33-Fl ... SwI2xbeuCH


I had a look at those last night after losing out on the 33mm smoothbores (went for £321 in the end, I was a bit slow on the button by a couple of seconds lol), so unfortunately around the 300 mark is about my limit at the moment.


Good luck with the search will keep my fingers crossed, you find something.


same seller has these also, which will work - but will need a good clean and rebuild for £300 - makes me think the TM33 carbs for £500 would be a better deal.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Suzuki-GS100 ... SwfHFbet1L
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Re: Yet Another Carb Question

#9 PostAuthor: cakeman » Wed Sep 19, 2018 6:23 pm

ADRIAN H wrote:
ADRIAN H wrote:
cakeman wrote:
ADRIAN H wrote:These would do the job nicely. @ £500 but not sure of your budget.

https://m.ebay.co.uk/itm/Mikuni-TM33-Fl ... SwI2xbeuCH


I had a look at those last night after losing out on the 33mm smoothbores (went for £321 in the end, I was a bit slow on the button by a couple of seconds lol), so unfortunately around the 300 mark is about my limit at the moment.


Good luck with the search will keep my fingers crossed, you find something.


same seller has these also, which will work - but will need a good clean and rebuild for £300 - makes me think the TM33 carbs for £500 would be a better deal.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Suzuki-GS100 ... SwfHFbet1L

Cheers for that, much appreciated, do you reckon those vm30’s would work with the set up I’ve got?

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Re: Yet Another Carb Question

#10 PostAuthor: zed1015 » Wed Sep 19, 2018 7:39 pm

Yes! Those VM30's should work well enough.

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Re: Yet Another Carb Question

#11 PostAuthor: ADRIAN H » Wed Sep 19, 2018 8:45 pm

As Rob says yes they will do the job.
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