XR 650R Carburetor


6 replies to this topic
  • kirktm

Posted February 06, 2006 - 12:46 PM

#1

I just brought my bike into the repair shop and they broke off a screw in the carburetor. They said they don't want to take the chance on ruining anything else so the said to shop for a used carburetor just in case when they try to drill it out they have a back up carb. Anybody out there ever have this happen and what was the fix?

  • TimBrp

Posted February 06, 2006 - 01:04 PM

#2

Bring it to another shop.

  • snaggleXR650

Posted February 06, 2006 - 01:40 PM

#3

I would tell him that HE better shop for a new job and a new car, just in case both disappeared on him if he didn't make it right.

Get your bike back immediately, and take a HUGE discount on the services they rendered. With a little patience you can get the broken screw out. If not let me know, I'll sell you my stock 650R carb for very cheap.

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  • Mike Worshum

Posted February 06, 2006 - 07:21 PM

#4

Kirk,
Tell em' thanks but no thanks....they or you can take it to any competent machinist and have it removed for a minimal fee. I can't even guess how many broken taps and bolts I've removed over the years.

If they haven't fooled with it (hopefully) a machinist can indicate/locate the center of the screw on a milling machine and center drill it>drill it out>clean up the threads> and your good to go.

The worst case is that it will need a helicoil inserted...no big deal.

If no luck...mail it to me.

  • Graves

Posted February 06, 2006 - 08:11 PM

#5

Mechanics that know what they are doing and that are professional enough to pay for their mistakes. They broke it, tell them to figure it out.


...what was the fix?



  • frankstr

Posted February 06, 2006 - 08:29 PM

#6

They broke it, They fix it....Thats how any good shop should operate on somethin like that...TMHO.... :thumbsup:

  • nastcat

Posted February 06, 2006 - 09:01 PM

#7

Kirk,
Tell em' thanks but no thanks....they or you can take it to any competent machinist and have it removed for a minimal fee. I can't even guess how many broken taps and bolts I've removed over the years.

If they haven't fooled with it (hopefully) a machinist can indicate/locate the center of the screw on a milling machine and center drill it>drill it out>clean up the threads> and your good to go.

The worst case is that it will need a helicoil inserted...no big deal.

If no luck...mail it to me.



EXACTLY!! This should have been done without them even mentioning it to you.
I also feel it is their responsibility to have it removed, they broke it. Unless there was some understanding between you and the shop before the removal was attempted.





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