Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: georgia's toe-nails of the foot hills
Re: SV735 high idle surge
Good result. I had been leery of the low budget replacements, but a $50 carb kit may make me venture into that arena if/when needed. I have heard a lot of good things about how well they work in a good majority of instances reported. There have been some reports of some that were(likely) made late Friday afternoon after a liquid lunch. They were just poor quality, fit and finish at the bottom of the barrel, and worked as well as they looked, which is to say, not very.
The carbs used on many Honda and Chonda engines seem to have similar designs, with the idle circuit under a plastic 'plug' that is retained by the hard idle stop screw. Remove the screw, and you can remove the plug and the jet for relatively easy cleanout. It can be done without removal from the engine/intake. The later models seem to be very good quality, Honda or clone. Of course, Honda engines & carbs are likely now hecho in China, perhaps on the same assembly line during daylight hours, while the line is flip-flopped at night to produce clones.(maybe)
Some producers are proud of their product, and seem to plan to stay in business past the first transaction. Others, not so much.
I think some production for the US market will move 'onshore' as the labor differential eases, and the costs of design, development, production and shipping become more significant in overall cost. Software development by overseas personnel can appear a no-brainer at first glance, but time differences, language difficulties in conveying actual design details, and attitude all play a part. Try to maintain and fix problems in something that was coded by one whose native language differs, and it can become clear in a short while that some things may appear to cost less than they actually do. Soapbox move to the back of the room...
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