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    Mikuni RS 36mm on a 1200 Bandit ?

    Hey all,
    So, I've got 3 bandits. Two gen1's and a gen2.
    One of my gen1's CV carbs is giving me the "Tom Tits"...big time.
    I've pulled it apart, easily 10 times, changed as much as possible with new parts, eg:
    Needle &seats,
    O-rings throughout,
    Emulsion tubes,.....blah blah blah....still has the symptoms of a massive air leak.
    Put it on the bike and run it, spray all areas related to possible air leaks, with no sign of major leaks.
    There is a slight change in character around the butterfly linkages on No: 4, but not enough to make it run like a piece of shit it does. I've used my lazor temp gun on the header to try and identify which carb is fucked, and they're all the same temp.

    Anyway.....I'm sick of chucking money at the stupid CV. I can't find a second hand one, and one I would trust as well, so i'm contemplating an RS 36mm instead.

    Key concerns is fuel economy vs Cv ??

    What's people's experience with Mikuni RS 36mm vs stock ??
    And again, this isn't because I want to, it's just because of circumstances, that lead me to this point.

    Cheers in advance, John.

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    You don't fit RS Mikunis if you care about economy.

    What's it doing? Have you tried swapping the carbs between bikes to see if the problem follows?

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    Hey mate,
    Yeah, that's what I assumed....gas guzzler.
    Was speaking to mikuni-oz, and he was doing the selling ploy, hence why I'm trying to get feedback on the RS's. Just didn't know if it could be leaned out a bit, or not wise to even contemplate.

    Tried swapping my other CV carbs already. Definitely a carb issue. My other carbs run perfect on both bikes.
    Problem carbs act as if there's a massive air leak, back firing and running on 3 cylinders.
    Trust me, I've been over them with a fine tooth comb, with the other carbs side by side, totally dismantled, and set back to factory specs.....multiple time's with ever time having the same outcome.
    I've tried eveything. I need another set, but not paying a stupid price for 20yr old carbs.
    It would have almost been cheaper for me to buy the RS's, for the money I've been chucking at them.
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    If you want economy, inject it. If you want to develop forearms like popeye, and revel in crisp response, awesome sound and general awesomeness, put flatties on it.

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    ^^^ Post of the week ^^^

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    Yeah.....I got no response to that. ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by MTBEERWAH View Post
    Yeah.....I got no response to that. ...
    Flatslides will give you the response you need!

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    Ha ha....yeah, I know what you were laying down, just had no response to the caption.
    Maybe do they run on Napalm.
    "That gasoline smell"
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