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post #1 of 26 Old 08-18-2013, 02:23 AM Thread Starter
 
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Duel carbs for Rebel

I noticed on E-bay there are a number of Dual carbs for sale for the Honda Rebel, did Honda ever make a dual carb model or is this simply an after market add on, I would imagine you would also need a new intake manifold plus some sort of device where the boot connects from the air filter. <P> I don't think they would add much power to the Rebel, does anyone have experience with dual carbs on a Rebel. Just askin', thanks in advance.

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post #2 of 26 Old 08-18-2013, 02:29 AM
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The North American Rebels were all single carb but Australia and other overseas counties got dual carb Rebels along with a few other changes. You could convert to a dual carb set up if you wanted to. I've seen the carbs, intakes, and air box boot all for sale on eBay.




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I know older Rebels came with dual carbs....don't know which years or American or Rebels sold overseas, but it is a factory set up with some....

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The North American Rebels were all single carb but Australia and other overseas counties got dual carb Rebels along with a few other changes. You could convert to a dual carb set up if you wanted to. I've seen the carbs, intakes, and air box boot all for sale on eBay.
I don't really want to convert over, I was more curious than anything since there are more dual carbs for sale on Ebay than single barrels. I would think it would be difficult to get the new manifold(or attachment if you will)and boot device in the limited space a person has on a Rebel plus the pain of keeping them synchronized. Thanks to both of you for the info.

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I have purchased a Keihin dual carb but have been unable to verify if any of the aftermarket intake manifold pieces on the internet fit my carb setup. I chose Keihin because one should be able to find rebuild kits and the fact that it is a Japanese carb. If anyone has any info on intakes that will fit please contact me.
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Why would anyone want their carbs to duel? Things would work so much better if they cooperated instead.

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Why would anyone want their carbs to duel? Things would work so much better if they cooperated instead.
I know you meant that as a joke, but there's a lot of truth in it too. Dual carbs need to be synched, and I think that to get noticeably better breathing performance from dual carbs you really need a camshaft designed to go with it and flow a lot of fuel at high rpm.

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Thnx WJMRTY. I will look into that site. I am a newbie to this Rebel Forum but not new to motorcycles. I am very aware of what I am getting myself into but I am coming from an automotive Tech background who loves motorcycles. I am surprised by the lack of information on some of these aftermarket parts but maybe some of the sellers have never turned a wrench and are basically salesman. Not to put anyone down, I respect the entrepeneurial aspect of life. I was an entrepeneur myself but now retired and am just looking for a project that I can do with my son. If there are people out there who can help me find the parts I need I am all ears. Thnx again
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I know you meant that as a joke, but there's a lot of truth in it too. Dual carbs need to be synched,
Yes sir, and I was counting on someone else catching the other half of the joke.

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