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XJ-Wizard, Host-Central NY Carb Clinic, from near utica, new york

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You could use a 550 seca TCI, curve will be probably be a bit different, but i think that’s about all Jan 25, 2020

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    1. Olin Lego
      Olin Lego
      I am currently redoing a 1982 YAMAHA XJ 650 MAXIM AND Iam in dire need of carburators do you know of anyone selling a set for this bike or do you prehaps have a set to sell condition not an issue as i would rebuild them thank you for your time
    2. hogfiddles
      You could use a 550 seca TCI, curve will be probably be a bit different, but i think that’s about all
    3. Mavrick9
      Hi is there a reliable substitute that you would recomend for the tci unit for a Yamaha xj 550 yics?
    4. BigVic65
      Greetings, I was told you have a shim exchange. Is this true and how do I pay you? Vic
    5. RJ C
      RJ C
      Hey Dave, I’m looking for a shim swap if possible.

      Looking for 2-270, 2-285, 1-260

      I have 1-280, 2-290 & 2-275 to swap.

      Thanks in advance.

    6. Renzo
      Hi dave i heard you’re the shim pool for the xj by anychance you would have 245,250 and 260(x2)?? If so please get back to me asap thanks!
    7. Prosper50
      Hi Dave! We spoke last fall on the phone a few times. I'm the guy in Rome (10 miles from you) that got a nice shape 80' XJ in trade for a lawnmower. I'm happy to say my build is almost complete. I was going to send you a text with some pics, as you told me to let you know when it was done and you would go through the carbs and see if you had anything to update anything that might be needed. I hope all is well! -Dave
    8. Jonathon Kent
      Jonathon Kent
      Hi I was just wondering if you could help me with my Carburetor problem?
    9. david brown
      david brown
      send to hogfiddles Hi, I have a set of carbs for a 86 maxim xj700x. How much would you charge to clean and rebuild, how long would it take? thanks
    10. Edwin Portillo
      Edwin Portillo
      Live 5 mins from the city, have a xj 750 maxim 82, carb float got stuck, stripped a jet trying to rebuild it, kinda don't have the patience to finish, anyone near by can help me service my baby?
    11. TG2
      Hey man, got a problem with my 550 carbs I believe. The bike has not run in a while and when I try to start it, it sounds like its being starved of fuel, also just got the starter rebuilt and a new starter relay. when I turn the fuel on or on prime, fuel starts coming out of the first carb towards to air box side. Have you seen this before, and does the carb need to be rebuilt?
    12. hogfiddles
      You screwed then up. The only ones that were removable where in the 1980 '80 650 bowls, I don't recall the 750 bowl having a removable jet…
    13. Richard Elbon
      Richard Elbon
      Looking for two float bowls hopefully with clear starter jets for 82 Seca750. I pulled them out with and ez out cause in the service manual they looked to be replaceable. Rich
    14. Dave Reppert
      Dave Reppert
      How will I know when my upgrade to premium status has been approved? Also, where do I go to enter the forum name I would like to use? RSVP, Dave R.
    15. hogfiddles
    16. chuck saylor
      chuck saylor
      hogfiddles, I am new here but would love some help. My 1980 yamaha sx 850 with hitachi carbs needs help. Do you have or know of another member who has a good diagram for Hitachi H34C carbs. My clymer book is not much help when it comes to rebuilsing these. Would be great to have a diagram that is more specific for my rebuild on these. Thanks for any help you can provide
    17. hogfiddles
      GTO - Fitz hasn't been around for a long time. Start a thread and we can work it.
    18. hogfiddles
      Gmon...the section is "For Sale, trade/swap, wanted". That covers everything. We leave most posts for reference. Location- click on avatars
    19. Tim morris
      Tim morris
      Just wondering any shock absorber rebuild kits for saca out there would love to just take my normal part rechrome and clean put new seals in New oil ???
    20. hogfiddles
      MavRick--I doubt it.....the 550 has four cylinders, the virago only has two, just to begin with
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    1. Band Director 2. Banjos, etc.
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