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Replacement carb to engine intake boot size?
« on: June 12, 2019, 08:54:38 PM »
Hi all,

Does anyone know the correct size intake boots I need for a 2001 GS500? I'm looking at these: https://www.bikebandit.com/aftermarket-parts/motorcycle-fuel-and-air/carb-kits-parts-accessories/mikuni-mounting-flange/p/23623?m=6062

I'm guessing I need the 30-34mm carb size, but I'm not sure about the throat depth and have no way to measure them on my bike right now.

Does anyone know the size of the o-rings needed for these as well?

Thanks.

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Re: Replacement carb to engine intake boot size?
« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2019, 02:09:18 AM »
I have a pair of the o-rings brand new in the packaging. I could measure for you but won't be until sometime Friday until I can get back to you.

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Re: Replacement carb to engine intake boot size?
« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2019, 07:45:00 PM »
I have a pair of the o-rings brand new in the packaging. I could measure for you but won't be until sometime Friday until I can get back to you.

That would be great if you could! No worries, I won't have access to my GS until next week anyway.

Thanks!

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Re: Replacement carb to engine intake boot size?
« Reply #3 on: June 14, 2019, 01:33:05 PM »
why wouldn't you just buy OEM Suzuki parts? You know that will fit. And likewise the OEM o-ring is not guaranteed to fit on some aftermarket intake boot.

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Re: Replacement carb to engine intake boot size?
« Reply #4 on: June 14, 2019, 05:03:10 PM »
why wouldn't you just buy OEM Suzuki parts? You know that will fit.
  I figured I'd look to see if anyone else has installed these before paying $80 + s&h for oems

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Re: Replacement carb to engine intake boot size?
« Reply #5 on: June 14, 2019, 05:09:08 PM »
I think I'd be kicking myself for not spending the extra $20-30 or whatever it is to get the right parts when I found myself struggling with carb tuning and having nobody with experience with these parts to help.

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Re: Replacement carb to engine intake boot size?
« Reply #6 on: June 14, 2019, 08:02:47 PM »
I think I'd be kicking myself for not spending the extra $20-30 or whatever it is to get the right parts when I found myself struggling with carb tuning and having nobody with experience with these parts to help.

I think I'd be kicking myself if I learned that cheaper replacements worked just as well as oem after spending extra money.

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Re: Replacement carb to engine intake boot size?
« Reply #7 on: June 14, 2019, 08:26:33 PM »
I'm surprised again at how the new members of this forum make me sorry I try to help.

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Re: Replacement carb to engine intake boot size?
« Reply #8 on: June 14, 2019, 10:47:55 PM »
Ah well Mr72, it's his funeral!
Beam me up Scottie....