Author Topic: WANTED: ready to ride set of carbs 82 or 83  (Read 1188 times)

allstateguy

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WANTED: ready to ride set of carbs 82 or 83
« on: September 04, 2016, 11:51:51 AM »
I really want to ride my XZ and ride it now. I don't have the patience to completely tear down my 83 carbs and put shaft seals and new kits in them.

These are going on an 82, so if you have a set of known good carbs that you are willing to part with let me know. I can use my carb stix to balance on my bike.

The other option would be for someone to offer to take my clean core carbs and new kits, seals, butterfly screws and make them beautiful. I pay well for good work.

Thanks for reading.

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Re: WANTED: ready to ride set of carbs 82 or 83
« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2016, 09:16:57 AM »
Rick G I think lives in AZ and used to refurbish carbs if I'm not mistaken. He hasn't been active in a while but you could try PMing him. Don't mention that I recommended him. It might spoil your chances as I don't think he's a fan.
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Re: WANTED: ready to ride set of carbs 82 or 83
« Reply #2 on: September 05, 2016, 08:02:58 PM »
I tried to get Rick to work on the carbs. Only got one email back from him and he seemed uninterested.

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Re: WANTED: ready to ride set of carbs 82 or 83
« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2016, 11:37:41 PM »
As I recall, Rick only did '82 carbs.  Lucky did the '83s.  Now both have sort of vacated our world of XZ550ness.  Rick was already retirement age when I talked with him some years ago, so no surprise.  Plus he had some serious issues with joints and surgeries.  Lucky may be aging out too, though he is significantly  younger than Rick.
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Re: WANTED: ready to ride set of carbs 82 or 83
« Reply #4 on: September 07, 2016, 06:42:56 PM »
thanks Fret! I sent Lucky an email, wish me luck (haha)

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Re: WANTED: ready to ride set of carbs 82 or 83
« Reply #5 on: September 09, 2016, 11:03:09 PM »
I will armwrestle the highest bidder for a new, clean set of '82's.    ???  8)

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