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I am starting to think that I need to get a set of carbs that are designed for my bike vs the CB450 ones that have questionable jetting. One thing that I have been seeing a lot is the Mikuni CB360 Carb set, complete with throttle, throttle cable, carbs, and pod filters. It runs a bit pricey but it looks real nice. Anyone have experience with these/opinions?

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Some of the guys on the XS650 board have had bad things to say abot Sporting for Less carbs. I dont know if it will apply to this set but the larger ones are crap.
 

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Yeah I am still gonna stick with the CV CB450 Keihins for now. A good ol carb clean job is coming up first before any drastic changes. This kinda brings me off to a totally different question. I haven't tried testing for air leaks yet, but just so I know in advance, are CB360 carb boots compatible with CB450 carbs? Due to the frankenbike job my PO did, I have no clue what style carb boots are on the bike. I would either guess that they are CB360 ones that managed to fit the CB450 carbs or he rigged CB450 carbs to fit the CB360 engine. Idunno, just something I want to know in case I tear the old rubber when yanking the carb bodies off...
 

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I'm sure someone almost anyone here knows more about this than me - but the carb to cylinderhead insulators (boots) for a '75 360 and a '72 450 are different part numbers.

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leethal said:
Some of the guys on the XS650 board have had bad things to say abot Sporting for Less carbs. I dont know if it will apply to this set but the larger ones are crap.
it's not so much as the carbs are bad it's the jetting, by the time you get the proper jets (air and fuel) the proper needle and needle jet and the right slide, your cheap set of carbs have just bit you in the....... pocket you carry your wallet in
 

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I'm sure someone almost anyone here knows more about this than me - but the carb to cylinderhead insulators (boots) for a '75 360 and a '72 450 are different part numbers.

Ernie
Yeah I noticed that too. Idunno we'll see what happens this weekend ;)
 

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If you run into to problems doing any swaps, then aftermarket rubber intake manifolds can be bought through http://www.sudco.com/. You'll have to measure the distance between the bolt centers on the head, and the size of the carb throat on the engine side.

GB :mrgreen:
 
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