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1984 CALIFORINA II CARB REPLACEMENT

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  1. OFASD-RACING

    OFASD-RACING Just got it firing!

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    I have a 1984 Cali II, it has been in my family from new.
    it runs pretty good, I put the Dynatec ignition and done away with the points.
    The original carbs have been rebuilt multipole times, always seem to seep and the run off stain the cases.
    I have lived with this for years now and I am over it.
    So I need advice on replacement carbs, either OEM or an upgrade. If anyone has info or has done this please reach out to me and maybe I can find what I need.

    Thanks So Much
    Bryan
     
  2. V700Steve

    V700Steve High Miler GT di Razza Pura

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    I did the same on my Cal2 but I went to 32mm, it was like I put on fuel inj. Big difference I needed for pulling a sidecar.
    I don't know if Todd sell's any, check with him .

    I got mine from Herdan in PA, they import DelOrto's
    MG Cycle has them also up in WI, around $300 ea for PHF's
     
  3. Moto-Uno

    Moto-Uno Cruisin' Guzzisti

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    If they are leaking from the sealing ring surface , have you tried simply dragging the sealing surface over some
    100 grit sand paper on a flat surface to see if the float bowls are somewhat warped after all these years ? Peter
     
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  4. scottmastrocinque

    scottmastrocinque Scott Mastrocinque GT Famiglia

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    I rebuild carburetors virtually every week. I have yet to encounter a carburetor that cannot be made leak free. It just takes careful disassembly, through cleaning, and slow, steady, and precise reassembly. No rocket science, just careful workmanship. An electrostatic jewelry cleaner (I.e. from Harbor Freight Tools) does help a great deal I will admit, but the cold soak Berryman Carb cleaner 1 gallon paint bucket you can buy at the auto parts store, does work very good too.

    Unfortunately, most "rebuilt" carbs that I see come into my shop, were not actually rebuilt at all. They had a few pieces swapped out. Rebuilding is a process. 1. Disassembly. 2. Complete cleaning. 3. Installation of new needles, jets, gaskets, bolts, etc. 4. Proper setting of the floats to the correct specified height. 5. Reinstallation.

    The digital camera in this process is your BEST FRIEND. You can take literally dozens of pictures or everything before you start the disassembly, and all throughout. Then you can reference those photos as you put it back together again. Also, I strongly recommend a small parts box like the ones sold at Harbor Freight Tools, where you systematically put all of the items you take off the carburetor, into the little cubbies in the box, in a logical order, that way when you reverse the process, everything makes perfect sense.

    NEVER REBUILD A CARBURETOR by just tossing the components all willy-nilly onto a bench or worse yet, into a bucket or box. BAD IDEA.

    If you have the ability to do it, then I would recommend obtaining the proper rebuild kit and giving it a go. It is infinitely cheaper than a new carburetor which most times in my experience, is not needed.


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    DO NOT BE INTIMIDATED BY THIS FOLLOWING PHOTO. THIS IS A COMPLEX BANK OF 4 HONDA CARBS LINKED TOGETHER WHICH IS INFINITELY MORE COMPLEX THAN YOUR CALIFORNIA II SETUP. THE IDEA IS TO USE THE CUBBY HOLE BOX TO KEEP ORGANIZATION AND WORK METHODICALLY.

    YOU CAN ACCOMPLISH GREAT THINGS WITH CAREFUL PLANNING AND EXECUTION! :)

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  5. Moto-Uno

    Moto-Uno Cruisin' Guzzisti

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    And I must say that one gets to do this job a lot more frequently with all the corn alcohol in fuel now .
    You can't drain this stuff from your carbs at storage time soon enough ! Peter
     

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