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Rubber Inlet Manifolds - do these have to be replaced?

Discussion in 'Technical and Troubleshooting Torque' started by fab, Apr 22, 2008.

  1. Pulled the carbies off as one of the rubber manifolds was leaking and I am replacing it.

    This is the state of the other rubber manifolds. Mechanic friend believes they need to be replaced. Is he right? In what shape have people out there put them back on?



    I just want to get this bike back together. I hate the train.


  2. While they may work fine (For a while), they should be replaced as they are pretty tired.
  3. Trade union principle, mate; one out, all out....
  4. Well, I've put worse back on. But that was at a time in my life when I couldn't afford to eat, let alone pay typically inflated spares prices.

    Mechanic friend is right. Replace 'em.
  5. +1
    if one has perished others will likely follow soon
  6. If you get unwonted air on the downstream side of your carbies you could burn out some valves which would be even more expensive.

    Replace them, but check for after market ones as they may be cheaper.

    Ian Williams Tuning may be able to help. You will need the ID and the bolt centre dimensions.
  7. I have ordered replacements. Cost me $18.50 each from Honda.

    Now we wait....