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  • #46
    Kurt... you wouldn't have a set of special side covers would you?
    2 - 80 LGs bought one new
    81 LH
    02 FXSTB Nighttrain
    Jim

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    • #47
      Originally posted by cajun31 View Post
      Kurt... you wouldn't have a set of special side covers would you?
      Cajun,
      I'll try to take a look around in the attic tonight. I gave a couple sets of those away a year or so back. I know I have a pair for an '80 STANDARD, that I will never use, but I'm not sure If I have another extra spare set for a Special.
      Kurt
      Kurt Boehringer
      Peachtree City, Georgia

      1970 - CT70K0 - Mini-Trail
      1979 - XS1100SF - Pensacola
      1980 - XS1100SG - The Duck
      1980 - XS1100SG - Mayberry Duck
      1981 - XS1100SH - DEAD Duck Café
      1981 - XJ550 Maxim - Nancy's Mini-Max
      1982 - XJ650 SECA - Hurricane
      1986 - FJ1200 - - Georgia Maverick
      1992 - FZR1000 - Genesis
      2016 - FJR1300A - Montgomery

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      • #48
        you wouldn't have a bank of 80 or 81 special carbs available would you?
        2 - 80 LGs bought one new
        81 LH
        02 FXSTB Nighttrain
        Jim

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        • #49
          Cajun,
          Yes. I have a couple sets of those. I'll attempt to send you a PM.
          Kurt
          Kurt Boehringer
          Peachtree City, Georgia

          1970 - CT70K0 - Mini-Trail
          1979 - XS1100SF - Pensacola
          1980 - XS1100SG - The Duck
          1980 - XS1100SG - Mayberry Duck
          1981 - XS1100SH - DEAD Duck Café
          1981 - XJ550 Maxim - Nancy's Mini-Max
          1982 - XJ650 SECA - Hurricane
          1986 - FJ1200 - - Georgia Maverick
          1992 - FZR1000 - Genesis
          2016 - FJR1300A - Montgomery

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          • #50
            Originally posted by kboehringer View Post
            Cajun,
            Yes. I have a couple sets of those. I'll attempt to send you a PM.
            Kurt
            If you have more than one pair, I will need to rebuild mine after 4 years in garage...I'm expecting carnage once they are opened...
            ---
            Marko
            '81 SH

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            • #51
              Originally posted by mn2346 View Post

              If you have more than one pair, I will need to rebuild mine after 4 years in garage...I'm expecting carnage once they are opened...
              Marko,

              Your carbs are probably not in as bad a shape as you think. Even if they were left sitting with fuel in them they are likely going to be RELATIVELY easy to get back in order. Replacing needles & seats whenever your cleaning a set that's not been properly maintained is a HIGHLY recommended replacement (with OEM Mikuni parts). Otherwise, I'd bet your carbs will be fine with a good bit of cleaning. The carbs from my FZR1000 sat full of gas for more than six(6) years before I got the bike. Inside they looked like some sort of science project. After a thorough cleaning, I had to replace only the main needles as the tips had rotted off of them. Otherwise, with a set of new bowl gaskets they are running perfectly today.

              The spare full banks (4) I have are NOT ready for immediate use. They have NO broken parts (posts), no stripped threads, no broken off mixture screws, etc. But they all probably need at least a LITTLE cleaning and a bit of reassembly.

              The few times I have provided carbs to others, those guys have had their carbs with broken off the float posts, snapped off the mixture screws, or horribly screwed up the pilot jet threads (or similar major issues). Dirty or neglected carbs are almost 100% salvageable assuming someone hasn't really broken them.


              Kurt
              Kurt Boehringer
              Peachtree City, Georgia

              1970 - CT70K0 - Mini-Trail
              1979 - XS1100SF - Pensacola
              1980 - XS1100SG - The Duck
              1980 - XS1100SG - Mayberry Duck
              1981 - XS1100SH - DEAD Duck Café
              1981 - XJ550 Maxim - Nancy's Mini-Max
              1982 - XJ650 SECA - Hurricane
              1986 - FJ1200 - - Georgia Maverick
              1992 - FZR1000 - Genesis
              2016 - FJR1300A - Montgomery

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              • #52
                Cajun,
                Here is your set. Should be ready to run as is.... But would need sync on bike and colortune.
                Kurt
                Kurt Boehringer
                Peachtree City, Georgia

                1970 - CT70K0 - Mini-Trail
                1979 - XS1100SF - Pensacola
                1980 - XS1100SG - The Duck
                1980 - XS1100SG - Mayberry Duck
                1981 - XS1100SH - DEAD Duck Café
                1981 - XJ550 Maxim - Nancy's Mini-Max
                1982 - XJ650 SECA - Hurricane
                1986 - FJ1200 - - Georgia Maverick
                1992 - FZR1000 - Genesis
                2016 - FJR1300A - Montgomery

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                • #53
                  a front fender would be nice
                  Adolph Spitta
                  MM2(SS)

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                  • #54
                    Adolph,
                    Unfortunately, I don't have any front fenders in good shape.

                    I'll give you a suggestion though..... I have an XJ650 front fender on one of my XS11 Specials.... IT FITS PERFECTLY! There were a lot more XJ's than there were XS11's so that's a good option and much less expensive than one you may find from an XS11. There are some MINOR differences, The XJ has a built-in fork stabilizer although certainly not as good as some of the aftermarket stabilizers it is better than nothing. The brake hose holder brackets from the XS are not the same and as a result of the built in steel reinforcement you would need the XJ's little hose brackets.

                    If that bike wasn't buried behind five others I would take a pic to show you.....

                    Sincerely,
                    Kurt
                    AWC (AW, SW, NAC, SEAL)
                    Kurt Boehringer
                    Peachtree City, Georgia

                    1970 - CT70K0 - Mini-Trail
                    1979 - XS1100SF - Pensacola
                    1980 - XS1100SG - The Duck
                    1980 - XS1100SG - Mayberry Duck
                    1981 - XS1100SH - DEAD Duck Café
                    1981 - XJ550 Maxim - Nancy's Mini-Max
                    1982 - XJ650 SECA - Hurricane
                    1986 - FJ1200 - - Georgia Maverick
                    1992 - FZR1000 - Genesis
                    2016 - FJR1300A - Montgomery

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                    • #55
                      Kudos to Kurt. Received the carbs in the mail and they look great. As I have already stated I can't tell you how much I appreciate it. Thanks again.
                      2 - 80 LGs bought one new
                      81 LH
                      02 FXSTB Nighttrain
                      Jim

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