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 Post subject: Weber Carb - Yes or No?
PostPosted: Wed Nov 18, 2020 5:17 pm 
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year: 1988
I'm finally getting ready to start reviving my new-to-me 1988 Paso. The previous owner installed Mikuni's in place of the Weber. The Weber and all associated parts were preserved and came with the bike, which shows just over 7,000 miles. This bike needs a thorough going through as it's been sitting (thankfully inside) since 2003. Anyway, for various reasons I'm drawn to the Weber and am thinking of going back to original, following a rebuild, of course. So the question to the experienced is, should I? From the little I know it seems the Weber's demons can be excised? Would welcome any insights, especially as concerns any suggested updates/changes to the Weber.
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 Post subject: Re: Weber Carb - Yes or No?
PostPosted: Wed Nov 18, 2020 9:02 pm 
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model: 906 Paso
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Oh no! You can’t ask that question! There’s going to tears - you mark my words. :shock: It’s like asking what oil to use on a Ducati bevel :lol:
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Keith MM (Weber to mikuni fan)


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 Post subject: Re: Weber Carb - Yes or No?
PostPosted: Wed Nov 18, 2020 11:57 pm 
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If you didnt have the mikunis I would say "sort the weber " but seeing as how you have them fitted I leave them there. If they are properly sorted they will work better. A few peeps have got all serious about the weber ,and good on them , and while there have been improvements I dont recall anyone claiming to have "fixed " it .

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 Post subject: Re: Weber Carb - Yes or No?
PostPosted: Thu Nov 19, 2020 7:36 pm 
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Ok, so far the vote is to keep the Mikunis. As fitted they have foam pod filters, which I hate. Is there a favored filter? K&N? I have to confess that one of my interests in the Weber is that is has a proper airbox. It seems most engines breathe better with an airbox than without, thanks to intake volume being controlled rather than just sucking the surrounding air. That said, I have had a few engines that really didn't seem to care, my old Norton Commando being one of them ...

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