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Those who know, know what you are looking at. All the rubber and hoses and such are original (as far as I know) and still pliable (the manfold spigots are kinda hard though). They have 3 runs on them (drag strip) and have been stored in doors, climate controlled, in plastic, for most of their life (except for the last couple of years where I had them in a tupperware container, in plastic, on a shelf in my garage - they used to be on my bookshelf but the wife now has a no mc parts in the house rule). Took them out to clean them up a bit, just thought I would show you guys.
 

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Sad really. They've been robbed of their essence, relegated to the status of furniture, nick nacks, lorded over by the woman of the house.

What you have there are the palace eunuchs of the carburetor world. You should put them in service so that they may regain their dignity.
 

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They're dirty.
You let your wife wear the pants in your family!


Ken
 

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Yeah....um....no. First of it would be an insult to run modern alcohol fuels through these. Also, unless you are planning on repoping the parts that wear out like carb manifolds and the like, these can stand as more of garage inspiration and a benchmark set from which someone can use as a reference to fix other carbs out there that might be missing stuff that needs to be remade.


Third of all, king kong and Godzilla each with 12 foot peckers and baseball bats could not rob these carbs, of their essence. Everytime a gentle breeze blows over the throats they whisper "I am going to hit you in the back of the head, steal your wallet, and then do your mom, your sister, and you girlfriend using your money. I'm THAT badass!".
 

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i wish i had photos of kurts hrc cb750 for you geet. maybe tex has some before it went to the block. that thing sat around the shop for years before i had a clue how cool it was. tons of mg parts on it. deep well sump, blah blah blah.....tex....where did that bike end up?
 

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ps....i know of 2 very nice cb350s that would put those to good use.....haha
 

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The box these carbs sleep in also house a deep well sump, ard magneto, and brand new yosh and rc engineering valve train ( in boxes).

Ken, they are cleaner than the pics let on, maybe a litle dusty and a few small smudges. For some reason my iPhone makes everything look dirty.
 

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Nice collection - I have a brand new set of M29 smoothbores and an unused RC 836 piston kit sitting my my parts collection. Someday soon they will find themselves mounted and installed on a newly build motor - until then I'm sitting on these parts like you are....
 

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quote:Originally posted by UngaWunga

so man up and build a race bike, you pussy.
yeah sure, hold on let me just pull an extra day of the week out of may ass here....just a moment...a well the corn seems to have lodged it in good and proper.

What class could I run an 811cc inline four in vintage? I don't think Wera or AHRMA has anything that could be done on the cheap, and wouldn't have me beating my brains out in a class with liter bikes - vintage 4 comes closest if you look at the eligible machines I would take a beating - 900ss and Guzzi big blocks? come on).
 

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I think the suggestion was to build a race bike... not a win bike. :)

Aren't racing & winning two entirely different sports?


I'll ride it for you. That would at least cut down on the weight penalty & make it slightly more competitive.
 

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build it as a 750cc and get a .040 overbore allowance, then it can go into V3 where it belongs.
 

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So how much do you want for them? I need two pairs for my CB77 race bikes and needless to say i don't have one pair, let alone 2. Seriously.
 

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I'll trade them for 1 running norton commando. Doesn't have to be a pretty bike, but functional. Seriously.
 

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so your saying those carbs are worth $2500-$3500 USD? is there any magnesium parts on those carbs?
 

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I am not saying anything other than what I would trade them for. However I did see a set sell on eBay last year for $2k, and they weren't as nice as these. Maybe I should put them on eBay and see what happens.

Just to be clear, these are 970 kit carbs, sandcast bodies and all. Most of these were called back by Honda after they pulled out of racing. I can't imagine there are too many sets of these floating around. It is nice to know that all you twins guys just want to cut them up.
 
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