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09-12-2009, 10:33 PM
I rebuild carbs and get stubborn idle mixture screws out. I specialize in CV carbs.
Job entails:
1. Split rack, disassemble and dip each carb body
2. Install new o-rings purchased by owner from Robert Barr http://www.cycleorings.com/
3. Reassemble, set float height and bench sync

I also install Dynojet kits as long as the owner informs me of mods.
If any parts need to be replaced I do have a large inventory of parts.
If I am sent a broken carb body it will be replaced at your cost.
I will inform owner of any need for replacement parts before proceeding.
I do not detail carbs. I only rebuild them. If you want detailing done contact renobruce.

I have rebuilt many carbs for GSR members.

I also have inventory of GS1100 and GS750 parts for sale.
A small list includes
1100 and 1150 pistons
1100, 750 and 1150 swingarm
After 80 Self-cancel turn signal box

06-14-2012, 03:20 PM
Little bump back to top...

Bill's a good guy that does good work. He's rebuilt enough GS carbs to do the job in his sleep so he knows all the little tricks. He won't rip you off either. Before you take your carbs to some unknown local shop that may not know what they are doing, ping Bill and find out if he can help you.


12-23-2012, 12:05 AM
Bill is my Carb Guy; Nuff said :clap:

03-03-2013, 04:49 PM
Thanks to some quality work and a very reasonable amount of time to rebuild them and send them back ~ here's another bump.

Serious guys, if you want them done right by a guy that knows how to rebuild and set up GS carbs, look no farther, Bill knows his stuff!

Now I just need to get use to a set of carbs that actually work! http://ktmtalk.com/html/emoticons/roost.gif

03-03-2013, 04:54 PM
Forgot that a moderator had to approve a post in this section so I accidentally double posted. But that's fine ~ Bill did such a good job that he deserves a double shout out! http://ktmtalk.com/html/emoticons/roost.gif http://ktmtalk.com/html/emoticons/roost.gif

03-07-2013, 12:25 PM
Thank you!
I'm still in business for the new riding season!

850 Combat
06-10-2013, 12:55 AM
Nice job on my carbs. The bench synch was so close that I barely had to adjust them. I'm certain that I would have broken them before I had them fully dismantled.

Off idle and mid range power is right where it should be.I have got a lot of these carbs to work, but I couldn't get these.

09-21-2013, 03:13 PM
Just had my carbs rebuilt by Chef. Fast service, great communications and fast shipping back. The stock carbs had an unknown history and Bill did a great job at identifying any issues and bringing them up to snuff. He even upgraded them with larger main jets and raised the needles to accommodate the V&H exhaust and K&N stock airbox filter I have on my 850. Carbs went right on and fired up right out of the box. Bench synch was so close that I almost didn't need to adjust anything. Thanks for a great job.


02-05-2014, 04:21 PM
Had my carbs done by chef...Fast turn around awesome price.
Got them on today and the bike fired right up! Sounds great and much better response.
Highly recommend this gentleman's service!

850 Combat
09-21-2014, 08:26 PM
Still in business?

10-14-2014, 09:38 PM
PM me the details

12-18-2014, 08:32 PM
Looking at getting a set of carbs cleaned and rebuilt. Tried to PM you but your box is full. Carbs are from a 77 gs550 (VM22ss) You can PM me or reach me via email at Dphillips030@gmail.com. Thanks

02-01-2015, 03:48 PM
I now have an Ultrasonic cleaner.

04-06-2015, 10:27 AM
I'm still going if anyone needs this service.

08-09-2015, 08:46 AM
Just got my carbs back thank you very much they run fantastic you rebuilt them and replaced damaged carbs for a much much better price than the local shops around here.

thank you again I will recommend friends to you

82 750T
09-12-2015, 11:16 AM
Just put the carbs Bill rebuilt on my 82 GS750T. The bike is at my sister's home in upstste New York. I only use the bike to take a few rides when I visit a couple times a year. The bike runs so well I'm not even going to break out the sync guages I purchased. I just want to enjoy the bike for the next ten days. He was fast and did incredible work. Communication was excellent throughout the process. I highly reccomend Bill's services to maintain your carbs or sort out those "pod and pipe demons". In a word: incredible. But economical too. Thanks again Bill

02-08-2016, 05:54 PM
I'd like some info, pricing for rebuild and Stage 3 rejetting for BS34 CM's on a 81 GS1100E. I already have the jetting kit.
I also have some RS36D3-K's that might need a rebuild and cleaning.
PM please.

02-11-2016, 02:27 PM
Looking for same service. Sounds great for those of us that are less mechanically inclined.

Chef1366 - Are you still doing this work?

05-24-2016, 02:12 PM
thanks bill!!! carbs look great and engine is beastly now! anyone looking for first rate,quality job ,chef's work is top notch!!

07-26-2016, 12:11 AM
Bill did my carbs as well. Came back well packed and padded, safe and sound. Since they came from an 81 the choke had to be swapped out for the 83 GS850 I recently purchased (Bill offered to do this as well). Installed on the bike and it fired right up. Slight idle adjust was all they needed. He sent a detailed list of repaired/ replaced parts as well.

Thanks again Bill,

06-05-2017, 05:31 AM
have a 82 gs650e are you able to fix a cracked float post on the #1 carb its a clean break and all I am seeing people do is Jb weld but want it done for long term fix not temporary. Any advice and or help would be awesome! thanks

09-08-2017, 01:07 PM
Hey Chef...I PM'd you about some carbs for '81 GS750E...

07-14-2018, 09:11 AM
I have a 81 gs550l needs carbs rebuilt do you still do these carbs? my email is kingpin1958@hotmail.com or phone is 812-360-7673. any help would be great

07-19-2018, 02:03 AM
I have a 81 gs550l needs carbs rebuilt do you still do these carbs? my email is kingpin1958@hotmail.com or phone is 812-360-7673. any help would be great
I sent you an email

850 Combat
07-20-2018, 01:30 PM
You certainly do rebuild carbs. I could not have been happier with the results received with mine.

08-02-2018, 08:05 AM
Hello Chef

I have a set of carbs off a 1983 suzuki katana 1100 sd . I am looking for costing for cleaning and rebuild on these 4 carbs. What is costing for this service with shipping to NH. Thx Ole Skool

08-06-2018, 09:18 PM
Hello Chef

I have a set of carbs off a 1983 suzuki katana 1100 sd . I am looking for costing for cleaning and rebuild on these 4 carbs. What is costing for this service with shipping to NH. Thx Ole Skool
I sent an email awhile back

03-11-2019, 09:53 PM
Another shout out for chef1366. Great to work with on re-doing my carbs for my ‘80 GS1100LT. I Sent him both the original rack that was in a box that the PO stated he had broken something on (two float posts actually), as well as the one that was on the bike. Bill actually let me know it the wrong carb rack for my bike (it was for the SOHC engine). He rebuilt the orginal and the bike runs great now. He was great to work with, fair in pricing, and quick with shipping. Thanks, Bill!

03-20-2019, 08:11 PM
Hey chef if you are still in the business of rebuilding I am interested in you sending me a quote for a set of CVs

04-07-2019, 04:00 PM
I've got a GS850G I bought the Campbell x-pipe and sent my carbs to monty I wanted to change to pods instead of the OEM air-box, he put jets in 11 size bigger than stock. I can't get this thing to run right , it backfires and pops and has a slow response when you give it the gas. could you help?

04-07-2019, 10:34 PM
Chef can probably help you, but I have a couple of questions. :-k
1. What was the incentive for the Campbell x-pipe? All the reviews I have seen of it were considerably less than positive.
2. Who is "Monty"?
3. What is your incentive for pods? Yes, most bikes will make a little more power, along with a little more noise, once you finally get them dialed in, but the 850 has about the lowest state of tune of any GS, I don't know how much that might improve with pods.

OK, I just did some searching and found that "Monty" is Monty Campbell, inventor of the x-pipe. I find it interesting that he added jets 11 sizes larger, when he claims that his pipe requires NO re-jetting. I think that pretty much says enough for me about the rest of his company. :oops:


04-08-2019, 11:06 AM
Thanks Steve, the reason he went 11 sizes bigger on the jets is because of the pods. I can do my best to go back to the OEM airbox but im having a hard time getting it to stay connected to the carbs , I even bought new rubber boots for the air-box still having trouble but I could spend more time on it if Chef could maybe
get me back to normal.

p.s. The X-pipe I have is a decent product. I'm more frustrtated with myself for going in over my head with no support in Idaho.

Rob S.
04-08-2019, 01:33 PM
What is your incentive for pods?


A big incentive for me is looks.

Then when I became an 11EZ owner, I discovered how difficult the air box made battery access.

06-09-2019, 09:22 PM
Hi Mr Chef, or Bill. Iím new to the site and Iím really interested in a quote for some carb rebuilding. I have an 80 GS 1000 GL that Iím restoring. The carbs appear to be stock and untouched, but i assume clogged. I plan to run K&N pod filters and a V&H 4 into 1 pipe. So Iím going to need richer jetting. I can send you my telephone number if youíd like. Let me know the best way to get in touch. Best regards. GS1Tom

the schwartz
06-02-2021, 07:05 PM
Bump @chef, pm coming your direction

06-02-2021, 08:22 PM
Bump @chef, pm coming your direction

Bill's got a lot on his plate these days. I can't speak for him but...

06-08-2021, 11:25 PM
Bill's got a lot on his plate these days. I can't speak for him but...

wishing Bill the best, whatever the plate is full of !!(?)