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Ok bought a 130 dollar carb from a guy off here that was supposed to be good. Well not so much.. The two side bars that hold the float bar up is broke. Cannot fix the overflowing of fuel. Can anyone help me. My bike is a 94 and I tried do long to find one then found this one. I will buy one but can't afford much. Already restored this thing now no carb. Gonna give up and part out if can't get one. Just can't tell wife since I've spent so much on it already.
 

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That guy basically sold you a broken carb that cannot be fixed. If it was someone from this site, post the name so the rest of us can be wary of dealing with them.

Sorry to hear you got cheated, that was almost the price of a new carb. Have you tried to speak with them about making good on it?

If the seller did not know about the damage maybe they will be honest enough to take it back.



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Watch ebay. TW200 carbs come up often. Two up now, but both are 2nd gen. Anyone ever retrofit a new carb to an early engine?
 

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wow. I would've been P I S S E D
 

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He would have had to known. It was repaired with solder. I got it off eBay from a guy that is a member here. Also bought a throttle tube that was busted. I was more than pissed. Spent well over 150 with this guy to get nothing but junk. The forum handle is tw200x2. So yea honest buyer gets screwed again
 

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Sorry to hear you got ripped off by a member.



I bought a crank shaft assembly off a member of the old forum and the rod was bent and the small end was knackered, it looked like the engine had suffered catastrophic failure, the cost of delivery to the UK was also pretty high.



I think unless the member has quite a high post count and has a good reputation with most of the other members it's a case of caveat emptor "buyer beware".



Sad but true.
 

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If you bought it off Ebay and the item is defective and was not as described, open up a dispute and if the seller won't resolve it for you, you may be able to get a Paypal credit or get him banned from posting on Ebay again, as well as give him negative feedback. If he sold you junk, it's in his best interest to take it back and give you a refund. Your first effort shpould be to contact the seller, and you only have 45 days to open a dispute with Ebay and Paypal,
 

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Well that's what I'm gonna do today cause this will never do. I will not be able to adjust anything or clean it in fear of it breaking
 

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Just giving you an update since we talked... no 94 bikes are in B.C. for parts, but still waiting on replies from three salvage yards. Jack Motorcycle Salvage is closed today and is probably the best source as this guy lives and breaths for bike parts. If anyone can get one, it will be him! There is a good parts finding service down there for finding all kinds of parts, it would be a good one to watch for carbs. Here is the link - http://www.ownster.com/. Good luck with your search and dont give up as one ride on that TW and all will be worth it. I will keep searching for one on this side of the line, Chris.
 

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Dalton, I would agree with disputing the condition with eBay, especially if you used PayPal. I have done it before and it can be a lengthy process, but it was all resolved. I got my money back from PayPal and they took the item. Just a friendly note, that not all "members" here are trust worthy simply because they have an account. Sometimes, a new member signs up just to post in the classifieds. If they only have one post and it is in the classifieds, beware. Watch out for the number of posts, that's usually a good indication of their standing.
 

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Yeah I guess it was just a little to late for looking at his posts. I don't know why someone wouldn't even tell someone bout something broken let alone sell it to someone. I think it's funny I posted needing a carb on here and he has a nice one that needs nothing. But anyway kinda crappy. Least I am honest bout my things I sell. And if it's broke I may not even sell it. Bad thing is he knew condition of carb and let it get up 130 on eBay.
 

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I've broken the same thing on mine before. It's annoying, but you can make it work. I broke mine right at the pinhole so I had to repair around the outside but not in the hole itself. JB Weld is questionable in gasoline, but if you do that and then solder over it when it cures, it should hold up okay. Just be graceful putting the pin back in and be patient on the curing time. I broke mine, JB'd/soldered the same day, and I was riding fine the next day.



You'll know for sure if it breaks while running, but I doubt the gasoline would break down lead solder, and the pin wouldn't stress it too badly I'd imagine. Mine's still getting around fine with the repair.
 

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It appears that he has only posted once in here. But the last time he was online was April 14th this year.



tw200x2...look out for him.
 

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Any update on the eBay dispute? Honestly a lot of people fear the dreaded mighty PayPal (which is eBay owned) since they can be hard to deal with and have ripped people off before, but eBay itself is usually great with resolutions. I believe there's actually a guarantee that you'll be reimbursed if a product is defective or broken and a seller misleads you. I had a phone that I bought that never showed. Never left the sorting facility from where the guy shipped it. I didn't even bother filling out the forms the USPS wanted me to fill to be reimbursed, I went through eBay and got my money back in a few days.
 
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