Carbs


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Pacificbuoy
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1981 gl1100i Goldwing

Carbs

Postby Pacificbuoy » Sat Jul 04, 2015 9:57 pm



I recently purchased an '83 cx650 Goldwing. At startup it idles nice but after running for an length of time the revs stay high (above 2000) also the left side seems to be running hot and sounding like the mixture is rich. How easy is it to synch the carbs? What else could be going on for the idle to be so high after a short ride?



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Pacificbuoy
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1981 gl1100i Goldwing

Re: Carbs

Postby Pacificbuoy » Sat Jul 04, 2015 10:08 pm

Oops I meant Silverwing

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Re: Carbs

Postby Aussie81Interstate » Sat Jul 04, 2015 11:15 pm

Just turn your idle down - after the bike has warmed up. Balancing these carbs are quite easy.

If the bike has not been used regularly - it could benefit from a carb clean.

These carbs are also quite easy to take off - remove the inlet stubs from each head - then slide/twist them off the carbs. then just move them to the left of the bike (when sitting on it) to remove both throttle and the choke cable.

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Pacificbuoy
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1981 gl1100i Goldwing

Re: Carbs

Postby Pacificbuoy » Sun Jul 05, 2015 9:05 am

Thanks for your input. I'll give it a try.




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