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Is there any aftermarket part for the carb insulator? The little rubber thing that connect the carb to the engine. Mine is cracked, I sealed it with high-temp silicone, but I'm guessing that will only last a few weeks at best. Is it really going to cost 120 for a set of 2 rubber tubes?
 

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Well the going price is about $50 a side. The right high temp silicone should hold just fine. Some have used Shoe goo.



There isn't an aftermarket source.



I have often wondered if the rubber itself could be replaced with large fuel hose. I had one a left side that was all cracked up and removed the rubber. Seems like a replacement could be made if measured right.



But it's all speculation.
 

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What about the proper size radiator hose cut to fit?



This might even be a solution for those impossible to find pieces that go from the airbox to the carbs.
 

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What about the proper size radiator hose cut to fit?



This might even be a solution for those impossible to find pieces that go from the airbox to the carbs.


I'm not sure how well the radiator hose would hold up to the gasoline. Since it was made for coolant and water, the gasoline may eat the rubber....but it may work....I'm not 100% sure either way.
 

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Would there be interest in these if I made a mold? At the same price as a new set, I can get a 5lb bucket of mix. That should be a hundred or more of these insulators.
 

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There probably would be an interest, especially for the ones that go from the airbox to the carbs as they seem to be impossible to find.



People that strip these bikes down and ell the parts on eBay rarely realize that some of the parts that appear to have no value are actually in a decent demand position. I wish eBay would add a "want to buy" capability in selected areas that sellers could read.
 

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In a pinch when I was about 1000 miles home I actually used duct tape and bubblegum, and it ran better than it had ever ran in the time that I had owned it. Then I coughed up the dough for the brand new ones and it ran even better. (and it kept getting better from there). If you get them from a Honda shop you may be able to get free shipping. That's what mine did.
 

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The member you quoted hasn't been on the forum for about nine years. I'm guessing he never made the mold.

Randall
 
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