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Location: Chandler, Arizona
First of all, they are NOT common 0-rings like you will find at Home Depot, which are designed for water. My carbs still have their original 0-rings (and all other plastic and rubber parts, including float needle valves) after 10 years and 70,000+ miles. Probably the best way to get them is go to a dealer and have them ordered, if there is a dealer nearby. If not, the gas would cost more than the shipping. Dealers will rob you blind on bikes and service, but they have no choice but to sell parts at what they are listed for in the book. That's probably why they don't like to sell parts.
Motorcycle parts are expensive, no doubt about it. Some places you can get away with cutting corners, but that probably isn't one of them.
Just checked cheapcycleparts.com. Your prices are correct. It would be over $50 for those 4 0-rings plus shipping. They have a $5 minimum shipping charge. But think about it. These days, $5 buys about 5 qts. of gas. As for the 0-rings, they are motorcycle specific, not for plumbing.
I am a motorcyclist, NOT a biker.
1997 Vulcan 750, purchased about a week ago
2006 Sportster 1200 Low
2013 Royal Enfield Bullet 500, converted to carb
2001 Yamaha XT225, heavily modified
2004 Honda Rebel 250
1979 Vespa P200E
2002 Vulcan 750 parts bike
1994 Yamaha XT225 parts bike