Dang! Ok, I'll probably keep the Mikunis and get what I can out of them.
My machinist was pretty certain they (cruzin pistons)were not chinese. He would not have touched them if he thought so.XS750AU said:Hi Tom
Nanno (If you search you will find his blog on this site) used 3 x Mikuni TM carbies to work on his XS750 sidecar. I think they were 36mm, but it was a lot of work, a real lot of work!! You have to figure out how you are going to get 3 carbie cables going into 1 throttle cable. And then you have the issue of 3 individual chokes - how do you activate them. You can only reach 1 of the 3 choke plungers. It has been done but Nanno has put his TM carbies on the market and is now using others that are more simple.
If you get a set from a Triumph 900 triple they basically fit straight in.
The Cruising Image pistons are meant to be made in Japan not China, but who really knows, they are what they are. As long as you have them and give them to the shop that will bore the cylinders on a proper rigid set up there will be no problems.
Frenchtom said:Maybe rearsets although I do not want to lose kick start capability. I may need it with the high compression 896 kit, the starter may not do the job.
I think it would just be a matter of finding bikes with the right cylinder spacing. Fuel feed might be an issue as well as most 4 cyls will have t fittings between carbs 1-2 and 3-4.Frenchtom said:So I dropped off the cylinders and big bore pistons yesterday at the local machine shop. Should get those back in a week or two.
I have been thinking about this whole carburetor thing and was wondering if buying a set from a 4 cylinder 1200cc bike would work? I would only need 3 of them on my 900cc engine and could use one as a backup spare. If this might work, what would be some models to look out for or avoid?
Triumph carbs have a single inlet between carb 2 and 3 and makes life easier in general
do yourself a favour and get a set of Mikunis or Keihins for a Triumph Triple.