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post #1 of 10 Old 04-30-2018, 11:53 AM Thread Starter
 
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Trouble finding a carb rebuild kit 1985 Honda Rebel

I’m having trouble finding a carb rebuild kit for a 1985 Honda Rebel...

The slide diaphragm looks ok

The accelerator pump diaphragm looks good

But the bowl gasket, needle o ring and float needle need replaced

I can’t seem to find a economy kit
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I'm sure someone will correct me if I'm wrong, but I'm 99% sure the second generation bowl gasket will work with some modification. You'll need to separate the circular portion from the rest of the 2nd generation gasket so it will fit. Pretty much everything else is the same.

If your kit doesn't have the correct O-rings, you should be able to find a match at a hardware store. Just be sure it can withstand fuel contact.

The steel drain screw sometimes gets corroded. I found these brass screws fit: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Carburetor-...FWedRG&vxp=mtr

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I bought a gasket kit off a member some time ago. Didn't realize it was for an earlier model. I have no use for it. How does $2.50 sound? Enough to get a padded envelope and shipping?


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I bought a gasket kit off a member some time ago. Didn't realize it was for an earlier model. I have no use for it. How does $2.50 sound? Enough to get a padded envelope and shipping?
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For others looking for a 1st gen carb kit - call Jack's Rebel Warehouse 407-865-4101

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for what its worth - you won't find a 'complete kit' for the rebel carb like you can get for your lawnmower. it was not cost effective for the consumers to get a kit with parts they didn't need and cost too much at that. and not cost effective to the supply chain to stock it when it was in such little demand as a full kit...
GASKET SET
16010-KR3-671
this will get you a bowl gasket, separate gen 1 type accelerator pump shaft o-ring, drain screw o-ring, and idle mix o-ring. $24
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16155-397-971
this will get you the float needle valve. $23

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Kryton, those kits may get you exactly what you need, but those prices are sky high! $23 for a float valve that can be had for less than $5: https://www.ebay.com/itm/HONDA-CARBU...hWZ8dV&vxp=mtr

and https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_odk...b+kit&_sacat=0
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Many motorcycles don't have carb kits available. Kits for cars used to be very common. I've rebuilt hundreds of car carburetors. Probably where I developed my love for them. The only parts I've ever needed for motorcycle carbs were float needles and a couple of diaphragms for the coasting enrichener. Not all motorcycle carbs have those. My former Vulcan 750 had 2, $50 apiece, and ethanol gas destroyed them both. Carbs tend to be bulletproof unless abused. There is nothing in them to wear, other than the float needle. Most carb problems are caused by leaving old gas in them, which plugs everything up. I learned a long time ago to drain the gas out of a carb if I wasn't going to use the vehicle for a week or more.

Any possibility a '96 or newer carb would fit an original Rebel? It's been 33 years since I had my '85, so I have no idea what the carb differences are. I still thing Honda should have brought back the '85-'87 Rebel as it was, other than the headlight.
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Any possibility a '96 or newer carb would fit an original Rebel? It's been 33 years since I had my '85, so I have no idea what the carb differences are. I still thing Honda should have brought back the '85-'87 Rebel as it was, other than the headlight.
Yes the 96-2016 carb will fit 85-87 1st generation Except: the 2nd generation intake manifold must also be used as the carb bolts to it rather than the rubber boot joint used on 85-87

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