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Thanks to Pistol Petes

Post #1 by Mikeg » Mon Jun 26, 2017 9:43 am

Last fall I sent the carbs and manifolds off my 78 GL1000 to Pete for a rebuild. The bike had sat for 10 years and it looks like to PO had been into the carbs before I got it. I can "field strip" and clean an Amal off one of my Brit bikes on the roadside with no trouble and have it running in short order, but the thought of going into one these (let alone 4) and getting positive results seemed more than I wanted to chance. I got them back from Pete in less than 2 weeks. Bolted everything back on and after allowing for the float chambers to fill the bike started right up and idled perfectly. Throttle response is seamless and quick. Thanks for a job well done Pete!
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Post #2 by eades473 » Mon Jun 26, 2017 12:53 pm

I had my carbs done by him too, perfect! No problems at all. I heard he had stopped doing carb work, hope he changes his mind.
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Post #3 by sunnbobb » Tue Jun 27, 2017 9:46 am

Love the 1100 set they built for me. Best money I ever spent on the wing.
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Post #4 by RAT » Tue Jun 27, 2017 5:45 pm

eades473 wrote:I had my carbs done by him too, perfect! No problems at all. I heard he had stopped doing carb work, hope he changes his mind.


He's back in the business ....

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Post #5 by 77Gowing » Tue Jun 27, 2017 8:37 pm

three or four years ago PP did my carbs. I was out riding today and they are still performing magic!
Glad to know he's back at it!
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Post #6 by Fred Camper » Sat Feb 29, 2020 7:42 pm

Sent my 1976 LTD "993 build" Tach and Speedo to Pete for a lube job. The tach was screaming and my try to get lube into it failed.

Sent in the Speedo cause if you send it one with a lube issue, when you get it back the other one will scream within a week.

They they came back looking super good. And super fast service to boot. Pistol Pete Broody is not just for Carburetors any more!!!
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Post #7 by pidjones » Sat Feb 29, 2020 11:24 pm

I don't think he has ever been "out" of the business. He did announce that he was passing the business on to his son, but will stay involved in it. He is having a gathering in Oak Ridge April 27 - May 1. Contact him or check his Facebook for more details.
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Post #8 by RAT » Sun Mar 01, 2020 6:15 pm

We have perfectly good carb builders right here at home ....

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‘76 project .... R2B3 ....
'82 GL1100 Interstate 'R2B5' SOLD ....
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Post #9 by robin1731 » Sun Mar 15, 2020 8:27 am

RAT wrote:We have perfectly good carb builders right here at home ....

Gord



Yes we do. ;)
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Post #10 by bum » Sat Mar 28, 2020 4:07 pm

Now that we are confined I was looking for things to do,while going through some papers I came across a list of numbers I need to get to Pete Boody. anybody have contact info.
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Post #11 by RAT » Sat Mar 28, 2020 5:07 pm

Just call Robin ....

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‘84 GL1200 Interstate ‘R2B6' (Rat to Be 6)
‘76 project .... R2B3 ....
'82 GL1100 Interstate 'R2B5' SOLD ....
Team 898, Team LTD 993 ....
My Original 'RAT' was an '82 CB900/1100F

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Post #12 by pidjones » Sat Mar 28, 2020 7:27 pm

bum wrote:Now that we are confined I was looking for things to do,while going through some papers I came across a list of numbers I need to get to Pete Boody. anybody have contact info.
Bum

He is Pete Boody on Facebook. If you really need it I can PM his phone # His email is petesgl@comcast.net

BTW, he is listed as a Recommended Repair Service and is also a member here.
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1978 GL1000 - winter project for 2020 challenge
2006 GL1800 - the Black Pearl
1979 GL1000 project - to be restored
1978 GL1000 with '75 engine - the Hunley
Ex '79 CB750F rat bike - the Rocket - SOLD!
Ex '86 SEi
Ex '77 GL1000
Ex '75 RD400
Ex '72 Penton 125 set up for flat track
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Post #13 by Fred Camper » Sat Mar 28, 2020 8:01 pm

And recall he does a great job on carborators as well as speedometer and tachometer maintenance. Very quick service.
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Post #14 by CYBORG » Sat Mar 28, 2020 8:10 pm

Wow! A pistol Pete fan club. Anyone know if his Knoxville gig is still on?
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Post #15 by pidjones » Sat Mar 28, 2020 10:00 pm

CYBORG wrote:Wow! A pistol Pete fan club. Anyone know if his Knoxville gig is still on?

He is postponing it about a month. I don't think that is finalized. Check his Facebook, that's how he appears to be organizing it.
"Love 'em all.... let God sort 'em out!"
1978 GL1000 - winter project for 2020 challenge
2006 GL1800 - the Black Pearl
1979 GL1000 project - to be restored
1978 GL1000 with '75 engine - the Hunley
Ex '79 CB750F rat bike - the Rocket - SOLD!
Ex '86 SEi
Ex '77 GL1000
Ex '75 RD400
Ex '72 Penton 125 set up for flat track
Ex '73 RD250
Ex '68 TR6C - chopped


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