Rich's Taylor'd Porting Service

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Rich's Taylor'd Porting Service

Post by targetman » 05:16 pm Aug 03 2018

This is a Keihin PWK 35 from my '88 KDX. I sent it to Rich to have the Venturi Divider Modification done.
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Post by Timtee » 07:33 pm Aug 03 2018

Yikes!

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Post by SS109 » 10:49 pm Aug 03 2018

WTH? :shock:
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Post by jjavaman » 10:34 am Aug 04 2018

3 wings? I’m trying to understand why?
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Post by Timtee » 11:15 am Aug 04 2018

jjavaman wrote:3 wings? I’m trying to understand why?
If, and that is a big if, there is a benefit to 3, at least get them spaced out evenly.

It really makes you appreciate the work that RB does. His carb mods belong in an art museum compared to that. The way he integrates the divider into the sides of the carb is perfection. That is probably just JB Weld holding those dividers in place.

Hopefully it didn't cost too much.

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Post by Boxfresh25 » 01:56 am Aug 15 2018

I'm not one to bash people, maybe his service is an option for older carbs. I must say that the fit and finish looks very very poor. Targetman can you give us any feedback on this mod like cost and your thoughts after you spent some time with it?

Having said that if you are on the fence about getting an RB carb or head mod you better do it now and you better ask him to sign that ****, You will never be able to get one again soon and will be stuck with this garbage

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Post by KDXGarage » 02:25 am Aug 15 2018

FRP not still doing his?

There are several people who can modify a carb, if RB stops doing even new ones.

That looks like a piece that slides in the back, like all those Power Wings from ten years or so ago.
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Post by targetman » 07:43 pm Aug 24 2018

I don't understand all the negative feedback. It's a carburetor. Plain and simple. When RB gave me the BS about the old carbs falling apart, I had to look elsewhere. RB could have just said he didn't want my business. Rich's mod included more divider plates and they are on both sides. Rich was easy to deal with and he even talks on the phone unlike most people today that only communicate through email or text. I am very happy with the carb and the bike runs great. Check out his site.

http://www.richstaylordporting.com/index.html

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Post by Timtee » 07:52 pm Aug 24 2018

As long as you are happy with it.

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Post by SS109 » 11:52 pm Aug 24 2018

targetman wrote:I don't understand all the negative feedback. It's a carburetor. Plain and simple. When RB gave me the BS about the old carbs falling apart, I had to look elsewhere. RB could have just said he didn't want my business. Rich's mod included more divider plates and they are on both sides. Rich was easy to deal with and he even talks on the phone unlike most people today that only communicate through email or text. I am very happy with the carb and the bike runs great. Check out his site.
The negative feedback is due to the fact there is no evidence that adding more dividers actually helps and, quite possibly, could hurt performance. I would like to know his thinking behind the 3 vs 1 divider? Also, a groove/epoxy setup is not nearly the quality of a precision machined/friction fit one. How well do those wings match up with the slide?

Lastly, I don't think RB gave you any BS. The OEM carbs on our 12+ year old bikes are getting worn out. Yes, they actually do wear out physically. The brass insert that the needle goes through becomes oblong over time and it is a non-replaceable part. We have started to see this more over the last year where members have been having to replace their carbs because no matter what they do the carb just won't work right and it's due to this wearable part. I'm sure RB doesn't want customers getting his work done to their OEM carb, then the carb not working correctly, and thinking it's his work. Just food for thought.

Anyway, with that said, as long as it does what you need and you're happy with it, that's all that matters! :supz:
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Post by Tyl3r » 07:09 am Aug 27 2018

Interesting reasoning for the triple divider plates: http://www.richstaylordporting.com/vintage_Venturi.html

Not sure I agree, but makes ya think :hmm:
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Post by Timtee » 07:52 am Aug 27 2018

Tyl3r wrote:Interesting reasoning for the triple divider plates: http://www.richstaylordporting.com/vintage_Venturi.html

Not sure I agree, but makes ya think :hmm:
I like the picture of the vice grip being used to help hold the carb in place.

I am not smart enough to know if 1, 2, 3 or more dividers really make a difference. But I can tell the difference in the quality of work. Like I said before, RB's divider is a work of art. You can tell that someone has the right equipment and the skills to use that equipment.

Dividers that are unevenly spaced and held in with epoxy doesn't give me a lot of confidence in the theory behind how many and where those dividers are placed.

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Re: Rich's Taylor'd Porting Service

Post by Boxfresh25 » 11:45 pm Sep 19 2018

Jason wrote:FRP not still doing his?

There are several people who can modify a carb, if RB stops doing even new ones.

That looks like a piece that slides in the back, like all those Power Wings from ten years or so ago.
Anyone can mod a carb I think this thread is case in point.

I'm no expert by any means but have been getting into hare scrambles and meeting a lot of people who ride the KDX down here and a lot of them have FRP modded bikes. From what I gather Jeff thinks Ron's carb mod is a gimmick and don't care for it.

Soon as I show them them that second sweet spot it's game over :shock:

No one offers what Ron does and it's a service that will soon cease to exist.

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