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I am in nedd of a carb. for my 1978 kawaski ke 100 but i am being told that the rebuild kits or the carbs are no longer avalebel by any companie. so do i throw this bike away or is there a way to get it running again?

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The parts are available as well as complete carburetors, I checked. Go to www.babbittsonline.com and you can order from them. On the site you can see an exploded view of the carb. But if you don't want to put a few bucks in the bike, I would be happy to put it in my garage. :-) Please rate my answer. Thanks.

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