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Carbs are exreemly messed up after getting my bike back from the shop

Hey guys, so I just picked up my bike from a local shop. First thing I noticed is that the idle knob is missing from the carbs, next I can not run the bike with out the choke being on, with out it the bike dies. Next the bike is having extremely bad power surges as I am driving it home. Next I noticed that the bike is smoking like crazy. Finally once I got it home I noticed that the bike was leaking gas.

I took my bike in to just have the carbs cleaned and to get them synced up. I am going to have them pick up the bike tomorrow morning and fix it but would like some insight as to what they did wrong. The bike is running so much worse then when I brought it in.

They also bought some new parts for the carbs during the process. Any help will be very appreciated.

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sound's like they screwed up the float adjustment take it back for another try
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That's just absurd! If it were me I would demand they put it in perfect shape carbs wise, and if they can't, get them to order you a new set and put them on or pay someone who knows what they're doing. Can't believe they gave it back with the idle knob missing!

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X2 to fergy`s suggestions. Don`t let the stealership get away with this robbery. That`s really what it is , if they take your money and do not give you value for it.

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yeah I took the morning off from work to have them come pick the bike up and fix it. I have not been able to get in contact with them yet, I think they open at 9:00am. So we will see. o... I forgot to tell you all together this ran me about $580.00. Not sure if that is a normal price for what they did but that's what I paid. Did I mention this took them over a month to do this! Anyway I will update you guys as to what happens.

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UUUUUUGGGGGGHHHHH! 580? and a month to do it? The biker bar fire scene from Wild Hogs comes to mind...

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yeah I took the morning off from work to have them come pick the bike up and fix it. I have not been able to get in contact with them yet, I think they open at 9:00am. So we will see. o... I forgot to tell you all together this ran me about $580.00. Not sure if that is a normal price for what they did but that's what I paid. Did I mention this took them over a month to do this! Anyway I will update you guys as to what happens.

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If they start to say anything about not making things right and replacing what they broke, at their expense, I'd make sure to raise my voice (while being sure other potential customers are there) and demand they fix what they messed up.
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Hey guys, so I got my bike back finally after 2 months of waiting and the carbs now seem to be working better although due to how badly they messed them up in the first place they told me gas was getting into the engine block because a new float was defective (had a hole in it). So because of this they installed new spark plugs and changed the oil for free, but now I am getting a really bad clanking noise from the front cylinder almost like the noise that comes from the ACCT's when they need a new spring except about 3 times louder. Could this be connected to them messing up my carbs.... I have never heard this noise coming from my bike before? Any insight would be greatly appreciated.

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If it wasn`t for bad luck, you wouldn`t have any at all. I feel bad for you, missing out on the early riding season. How does the shop explain the new noise?

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