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Old 25-02-2017, 08:21 AM
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I'm getting a very non standard GS1000 tomorrow and it does run ok ish, but the carbs need setting up on a dyno really, big bore and modified head with pod filters and a non standard exhaust. Think they are bandit carbs too

Its all relatively easy and quick these days with fuel injection and plugging it into the computer but I need someone who understands those old fashioned carb things.

I know its how long is a piece of string, but anyone you would recommend and any idea of time and costs they would charge???
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Old 25-02-2017, 11:01 AM
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Providing the jetting is OK, i always just used a set of vacuum gauges to get the slides and idle balanced, if you need to find the jetting that its a PITA and trial an error...or a dyno, but they where a rarity when i used to swap bits,
Spent ages fitting a set of GSXR carbs to my Z650, worked well but i never did get them spot on.
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Old 25-02-2017, 11:43 AM
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I set my GS up using the following method, standard GS carbs, pod filters with homemade exhaust:

Mixture screws 1 1/4 turns out then colourtune to make sure.

Mercury guage to balance the banks, mine was set up originally for running with an airbox so the outers were pulling less vacuum than the inners, brought them all inline.

Never bothered with a Dyno as she's running sweet as it is.
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Turns out they are GS carbs not bandit ones, ....... might make it a bit easier
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Found a local shop that does set ups on the dyno and he is used to tuning carbs, not only plug in fuel injections stuff, decided that will be so much easier than try on the road/fiddle, try on the road/fiddle etc on the road myself.
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