Are these PWK carbs real. (eBay, Chinese, cheap)

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7/28/2018 3:00 AM

I read in one of the red rock rocket threads about using a PWK carb on the bike. Looking on EBay for one, I came across several of these “New, $45 PWK carbs”. There are differences on the exterior. I experienced several times in life, “You get what you pay for.....” and “If it seems to good to be true.....:

Just wondered if anyone has any experience with cheap new PWK carbs on eBay?

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Keihin-Carburetor-PWK38-PWK-38-38mm-Airstriker-Air-Striker-Carb/123173543172

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7/28/2018 11:03 AM

I picked one up because I just had to see and they appear to be very nice copies. You can't hardly tell it from the real thing and Keihin jets fit it. They don't actually say Keihin on them like in the latter pictures.

Haven't actually ran it, but I don't see any reason they shouldn't work.

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7/28/2018 12:24 PM

http://www.sudco.com/genuine_vs_fake_carburetors.html

Wouldn't throw my hard earned money towards one... real thing isn't that expensive anyways in the grand scheme of vintage motorcycle repair.

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7/28/2018 12:41 PM

Thanks guys.

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7/28/2018 1:39 PM

I’d be worried about bad plating, stuck slides etc.

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7/29/2018 1:19 AM

l bought a Chinese PWK40 for my CR500, it was only $65, The needle had no markings but by measuring it l determined what it was, l changed to a needle, Main & pilot that l thought l'd need, it works great. :-)

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Melbourne, Australia. Current rides: '11 RMZ450, '84 CR500, '06 DRZ400, '79 KX250 with 400 engine, '06 GSXR1000 full Yosh racebike.

7/30/2018 9:11 AM

Hard to believe there getting away with using Keihin and Sudco logos on them. I have one on an xr80. There for sure get what you pay for. The bike does run OK for a kids play bike but the quality is not there. Tolerances are not great, fit and finish.

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7/30/2018 7:46 PM

Johnny89superbike wrote:

l bought a Chinese PWK40 for my CR500, it was only $65, The needle had no markings but by measuring it l determined what it was, l changed to a needle, Main & pilot that l thought l'd need, it works great. :-)

The only thing between you and a CR500 with a stuck throttle is a $65 chinese Keihin knockoff? You like to live dangerously! I salute your cheapness sir!

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7/30/2018 8:07 PM

Johnny89superbike wrote:

l bought a Chinese PWK40 for my CR500, it was only $65, The needle had no markings but by measuring it l determined what it was, l changed to a needle, Main & pilot that l thought l'd need, it works great. :-)

jlv148 wrote:

The only thing between you and a CR500 with a stuck throttle is a $65 chinese Keihin knockoff? You like to live dangerously! I salute your cheapness sir!

Why thankyou Sir ;-) Been a bike shop mechanic for over 30 years, think l can make a throttle slide work ok :-) The carb has been sweet for many rides.

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Melbourne, Australia. Current rides: '11 RMZ450, '84 CR500, '06 DRZ400, '79 KX250 with 400 engine, '06 GSXR1000 full Yosh racebike.