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Looking for Feedback of 'Wild George' carbs? 4 weeks 1 day ago #30643

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I've been in contact with Mike Nixon of  motorcycleproject.com fame, to see if he's interested in rebuilding/refurbishing my KZ1300 A1 carbs. He is not, more of Keihen guy, and rolling back work load to enter semi-retirement.

Mike did recommend Wild George, George Lesho, of Wild George Carbs . Mike says George is well known for Kawasaki carbs. Talking on phone with George and doing some internet sleuthing shows he has a nice sized building in the middle of bum phuck nowhere, Mico, Texas , and is 70 years young. His website is a bit clunky, but he does ask the right questions on the 'order form' such as exhaust system, engine mods, oem airbox, elevation, among others. 

Also stated he had to buy a carb kit, as the 'large float bowl gaskets aren't available'.

Has anyone heard of WG, done business with him? Quality of work? Turn around times? Anything? 

My carbs are currently flawless, starts easy and pulls to redline strong. Just want to refurbish while a) parts are available b) someone still is alive to work them so they will last another 10-15 years. By then I'll probably not care, LOL.

Tx,

Don

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Looking for Feedback of 'Wild George' carbs? 4 weeks 15 hours ago #30645

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I can/have laser cut the float bowl gaskets in regular gasket material.  I have no idea what I would need to charge for them though if people wanted them.

I have also prepared design files for all of the gaskets that are just slightly under the size of an A4 sheet off paper.
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1990 ZZ-R1100 C1

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Looking for Feedback of 'Wild George' carbs? 4 weeks 10 hours ago #30647

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"My carbs are currently flawless, starts easy and pulls to redline strong."

 
I appreciate your rational but....... from experience:  "If it ain't broke - don't fix it

It's a bad feeling when you have to say to yourself:  "I wish I'd left it alone !
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Looking for Feedback of 'Wild George' carbs? 4 weeks 6 hours ago #30650

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Ditto on leaving it alone!  My Suzuki's got 107,000 on the odo, the carbs of which I don't dare touch because she still screams like a banshee.
1981 KZ1300, '98 Suzuki GSF1200S, '80 Honda CT110, '11 Honda CBR250, '75 Honda CL360, '00 Honda XR100R
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Looking for Feedback of 'Wild George' carbs? 4 weeks 1 hour ago #30655

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Yeah, I know. Might be foolish of me. But fearless forecast is more ethanol percentage in future, so would like to have new, not 43 year old diaphrams, o-rings and whatever else is in them jugs.
...and if Mike Nixon recommends, well, I'll take that advice.

FWIW, sent my $699 to WildGeorge and will post back results.

Don

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