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post #31 of 43 Old 11-04-2014, 10:09 PM Thread Starter
 
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Update on the carb service.

I am no longer able to get the float bowl gaskets at a reasonable price to offer as a N/C item in the rebuild. So cost is about $8-10 per gasket now.

It is the fall winter season in many areas of North America, the sunny south excluded.

So if anyone is putting their bike away for storage and would like a carb rebuild I am available to offer this service over the winter again.

FULL DISCLOSURE: I am located in Canada and while there is no issue in sending and returning the carbs, there is about a two week service and transportation time involved.

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post #32 of 43 Old 12-29-2014, 06:11 PM
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Excellent Service by Flyin900

I just wanted to let everyone know that the carb cleaning service Flyin900 provides is top-notch.

I purchased a used 2004 Honda Rebel and could not get the idle to hold when at low RPM. It was either dying at stop signs or howling like a banshee. I took the carb off, opened it up, sprayed a bunch of cleaner in it, but no joy.

I knew that I wasn't ready to tackle carb rebuilds, so I searched the forum and found this post. I decided to send it to Flyin900 because I believed I'd get personalized service. He warned me about shipping costs and the delay due to shipping it from California, but for me, having the carb done right so I'd have piece of mind was the deciding factor in sending it to him. I'm so glad I did.

The turnaround time from when Flying900 received the carb and when he had it back in the mail on it's way to me was about 2-3 days over a weekend. He wasted no time and kept me informed along the way. In addition to cleaning, he replaced the float based on his carb knowledge. I would never had known what I was looking at.

I got the carb back, installed it in the bike and.....VROOM! The bike started right up, ran up the RPM's smoothly, and most of all, held idle at low RPM. I took it out for a 2 mile ride with plenty of take-offs, stop signs, and shifting. Through it all the bike ran beautifully.

Thanks, Flyin900 for the excellent service!!!

If anyone else out there needs carb work, I heartily recommend this service!

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post #33 of 43 Old 01-10-2015, 06:48 PM
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PMed you about my 2003 Rebel.
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post #34 of 43 Old 02-28-2015, 02:09 AM
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Hey Flyin900,

What's the current cost for your services? $50 +$8-10 for the gasket, plus return shipping? And is this in Canadian Dollars or USD?

Willing to charge extra for rush service, with turn around of a week?

My carb needs a cleaning badly - hesitation issues. I'd send it to you in about two weeks from now, but would need it back pretty quick as the bike is my only mode of transport.

Thanks!

P.S. - My GF bought a rebel recently and named it Beaver Buzz, as an ode to the greatest energy drink made!
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post #35 of 43 Old 06-11-2015, 09:37 AM
 
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David,
I got home last night excited to get the rebuilt carb out and installed today. One of the first things I had planned on doing was to paint the chrome finish on the float housing. I was surprised and delighted to see that you had already done that. I will be reassembling the bike today and hope all goes well.
I will let you know how it goes.
Thanks again

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post #36 of 43 Old 07-13-2015, 12:55 AM Thread Starter
 
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JULY 2015 UPDATE FOR NON ACTIVE HONDA FORUM USERS!

I still offer this service as noted for the original price + the float bowl gasket charge of $8.

I AM LOCATED IN CANADA! SO TWO WEEKS IS THE NORMAL TURNAROUND TIME TO ALLOW FOR SHIPPING BOTH WAYS.
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post #37 of 43 Old 09-22-2015, 02:03 AM
 
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Flyin900, I just tore down, cleaned, shimmed, and reassemled my carbs for the first time, and I have to tell you, I would pay double your asking price to never have to do it again LOL, if when I reassemble the bike it doesn't run right and I suspect carb problem, your the FIRST guy I'm calling, Kudo's to you and what you do.

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It gets easier every time you do it!

Keepin' all the left over parts. Gonna use 'em to build another bike!

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It gets easier every time you do it!
Yes, but is it worth all the lost sleep

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post #40 of 43 Old 09-22-2015, 07:57 PM
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And then the carbs decide to change after about 100 miles and I can't afford to pull out any more hair.





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It gets easier every time you do it!

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