By John Evans, Sep 16 2016 06:28PM
I have reluctantly decided to put a hold on the carb rebuilds for the moment.
Partly due to the vastly increased costs to me of the Randakk Master kits (Absolutely no fault of Randakk. Blame leaving the EU process for dropping the £ down the toilet and the USPS for their increased shipping.)
But more than that. As time marches on and the carbs sets arriving for refurb are also getting older, they increasingly are taking more and more time to rebuild to a decent standard. Instead of an average of around 10 hours for a set of GL1000 carbs, it is now around 15 hours.
Again due to the aging and more and more to the fact that others have been delving into them, I find that they are needing many more new parts than before. Bent float pins, porous floats, chewed up drain plugs, broken plastic buttons etc; this can make a real big difference to the final cost..
There is a limit to what I can charge for a rebuild. None of my prices have been increased since I started this way back in 2010.
To make it more realistic, the basic clean and rebuild would need an increase of £50, taking a GL1000 set to £340.
So you tell me............Is that a figure that would put you off or am I still in the ball park?