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Not as bad as I was lead to believe.

So, it took me a while to get the bike running well because of years of varnish in the old weber. I was starting to believe all the "throw it away, it can't be fixed" hype about the old DCNF Weber but the truth is that once i got it cleaned out and replaced the float needle with a grose jet it's been gloriously trouble free. It took about a week to get it "fine tuned" with the trial and error method but I have to say that with the exception of a cold stall it is running perfectly. My big question is, why do so many people give up so easily on a really good carb?
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Everyone was used to slide needle Dellortos and Mikunis. When we changed out the mufflers, a 750 Paso would fall on it's face. Terrible drivability and throttle response. The owners wouldn't want to pay for hours of fiddling to try to get the Weber to run correctly. The Americanized Weber was way too lean from the factory.

For a little more dosh, a pair of 36mm Dellortos really wake the bike up.

I did get to ride a very rare bird, an '88 Limited 750 Paso. The european version of the Weber worked much better. Even it suffered when the owner had a 2 into 1 system installed. He went to Dellortos too.

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When I had my Paso, I kept the the stock pipes and the Weber. I did, however, drill five 1" holes in the top of the airbox and ran a K&N filter. That bike gave me 50,000 trouble free miles after that.

'71 BMW R60/5, '87 750 Paso, '92 851, '07 Gt 1000, '16 BMW R1200RS
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There is a 750 for sale near me. I can't decide whether it's classic or just weird. I keep wanting to go look at it though.

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I totally recommend every Duc Fan give a Paso a ride before they decide whether they like it or not. Mine fits me like my favorite gloves. the only thing I wish for is some better brakes.
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