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VM29 smooth bore pricing? 18 Nov 2022 12:59 #876953

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I got offered a set of Mikuni VM29 smooth bore carbs and would like to know what members here think would be a "swap meet" type price.

Condition is : Fully assembled rack of carbs with no missing parts.
                    Was sitting on a shelf for a lot of years collecting dust.
                    Slides and choke operate but the bowls have not been removed.

What would be a fair offer $$$ wise?
 

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VM29 smooth bore pricing? 18 Nov 2022 14:10 #876954

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$$$ IDK ???

But back in the '80s I traded  a KZ250 LTD or some such thing for those same carbs! I thouight I got a good deal!
Don't be ridiculous! It's only a flesh wound!

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VM29 smooth bore pricing? 18 Nov 2022 14:13 #876955

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I've seen them for $1200. They seem the rage for our bikes. The 33's aren't going for as much but anything period is commanding good prices. 
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VM29 smooth bore pricing? 18 Nov 2022 14:29 #876956

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Check eBay "SOLD" listings.  Search Mikuni Smoothbore, VM29 smoothbore, keywords like these.

I'd say $800 is a ballpark price for a set.  Realize, that fees will eat up 13% of that, though.  
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VM29 smooth bore pricing? 18 Nov 2022 14:36 #876957

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There is a set on Ebay right now, "bidding starting" at $800 (modified/broken parts) and another "by it now" at $1870, so quite a range.

I think $800 in the condition that they are in would be a good place to start.

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I bought a complete set of VM33's last year for $450 so I consider that a very good price (complete but disassembled)
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VM29 smooth bore pricing? 19 Nov 2022 05:25 #876965

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I agree with $800. I had a few sets i had awhile and sold them on eBay,last set,just like yours condition wize,sold for $775.
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VM29 smooth bore pricing? 21 Nov 2022 13:46 #877046

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This morning I saw these VM29's with my own eyes, nothing missing or broken and slides are mint. The slides were lubricated before storage.

It ends up a widow is selling off a enthusiasts parts collection, and these were in a parts bin.
They were offered to me but I declined due to that entry price a few of you agreed on (too rich for my current situation)
I also really do not need them as I have way too many sets of other carbs I can choose from for my future builds.

There were plenty of other people on the list after me, so they may already be spoken for (saw them at 9 AM, its now close to 5 PM here)

Thanks again for the information.

 

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VM29 smooth bore pricing? 22 Nov 2022 09:10 #877074

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I think the VM29's are the best carbs on the KZ900/KZ1000 - until you get to 1200cc or bigger - then the bigger RS 34's are better.  Just putting a set of 29's on a stock KZ1000 will perk it up.  The VM26's are really a little too small IMHO to do the KZ1000 engine justice - but the EPA/DOT mandates on emissions almost certainly influenced Kawasaki to go small.
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