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All Balls carb kit

Man that really made a difference. Cleaned the carbs with great care, but just couldn't match the crisp response I got with the new jets.
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I've always got the All Balls bearings and seals. I like their products!
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Yup, they're my go-to supplier for many items. Plus the name. heh heh
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I've used lots of their parts and i have to say I have really liked them especially the bearings that I have gotten from them. If you need stem bearings or wheel bearings I would go with them for the money I don't think you can do better.
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My first and only encounter with All Balls ZX750 carb kit was dismal....incorrect, ill fitting supplied pilot screws, supplied float pin screws substandard, ditto float valve hold down screws........opted to reuse originals.

Their supplied pilot screws would not properly "bottom out"....therefore, no way to properly gauge number of turns out required for
2.5 out as required by Ivan jet kit instructions. When I did try at 2.5 they were loose, would have fallen out in use. Incorrect JUNK. Cleaned and refit the correct factory originals.

I'd suggest to be *very* selective, carefully scrutinize every component using this far east copy crap.

I don't need no steenking new jets, I restore 'em.
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My first and only encounter with All Balls ZX750 carb kit was dismal....incorrect, ill fitting supplied pilot screws, supplied float pin screws substandard, ditto float valve hold down screws........opted to reuse originals.

Their supplied pilot screws would not properly "bottom out"....therefore, no way to properly gauge number of turns out required for
2.5 out as required by Ivan jet kit instructions. When I did try at 2.5 they were loose, would have fallen out in use. Incorrect JUNK. Cleaned and refit the correct factory originals.

I'd suggest to be *very* selective, carefully scrutinize every component using this far east copy crap.

I don't need no steenking new jets, I restore 'em.

Did you call them to explain things? I'd be willing to bet they'll listen and correct.
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Bigger fish to fry here. My responsibility to complete the ZX carbs (he wants to ride *now*) not All Balls quality control going forward. Mail arriving shortly with the next set (another 250 ninja) incoming.

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My first and only encounter with All Balls ZX750 carb kit was dismal....incorrect, ill fitting supplied pilot screws, supplied float pin screws substandard, ditto float valve hold down screws........opted to reuse originals.

Their supplied pilot screws would not properly "bottom out"....therefore, no way to properly gauge number of turns out required for
2.5 out as required by Ivan jet kit instructions. When I did try at 2.5 they were loose, would have fallen out in use. Incorrect JUNK. Cleaned and refit the correct factory originals.

I'd suggest to be *very* selective, carefully scrutinize every component using this far east copy crap.

I don't need no steenking new jets, I restore 'em.
Were those off my carbs??
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The pic of the jets? No, not yours (pic posted just to make a point)

In yours I used new Ivan 160 mains, new Ivan needles (set to his spec), new 35 pilots from All Balls kit, as they were correct.

The All Balls pilot screws were, in fact, incorrect (the main subject of my post). I cleaned and reused the originals....2.5 turn out .....precisely per Ivan instructions.

You're gonna be fine, should run like a (green) rocket ship.

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I have seen All Balls get a lot of good reviews. But when I got an All Balls chain tensioner for my XT, it was a swing and a miss. Complete crap. Had to turn around and go OEM. So they may have a lot of good stuff, but they are not 100%.

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Undeniably far east copy crap. The company is investing the cheapest materials, labor, engineering possible to maximize profit. To do so is their right and simply the nature of business, and the motorcycle aftermarket is a highly competitive one at that.

But it is our freedom of choice, our right as intelligent consumers to choose product wisely. As I posted....buyer beware.
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