Gold Wing single carb solution


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truefire5
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Gold Wing single carb solution

Post by truefire5 » Sun Aug 20, 2017 11:01 am



- I converted my troublesome quad-carb solution on my 1976 Goldwing GL 1000 LTD to a single carb solution which I wanted to share
- For me it was an outstanding solution that significantly simplified by carb maintenance.
NOTE: I'm not related, nor do I have any financial interests in this solution - simply sharing for my fellow Goldwing owners)
- Kit came with quad to single carb unit as well as a single carb (basically staple VW-style carborator).

Contact Info:
www.singlecarbconversions.com (located in Fox River Grove, IL).
singlecarbconversions@gmail.com

Ebay #291769478510, Price $365.00 plus shipping!
(I purchased the air filter on eBay - was not included)
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landisr
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1994 GL1500A

Re: Gold Wing single carb solution

Post by landisr » Tue Aug 22, 2017 9:20 am

Very interesting! How long did it take to install it? Was the carb fairly well adjusted initially, or did you have to do a fair amount of tweaking? Lastly, :lol: Is there still room for the tool tray?

Thanks for sharing.

Ron in AZ
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truefire5
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Re: Gold Wing single carb solution

Post by truefire5 » Tue Aug 22, 2017 5:58 pm

Easy to install once old carbs were removed. Took about two hours.
- Original choke cable was removed.
- Bolt made to secure throttle cable (see photo): I had to cut a bolt and drill a hole through the bolt head and threaded it so it would hold the throttle cable.
- I purchased air filter that does take up space where the tool kit was (see photo). BUT, you can purchase different sizes or adapt a smaller one so the kit would fit. I placed my kit in the side panel of the false tank as there was plenty of space there. :-)

Other than that, incredibly easy - once it is set, I've never had to mess with it at all. Best off, if I ever need a replacement carb, its a very common stock item.

I hope that helps :-)
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Re: Gold Wing single carb solution

Post by landisr » Tue Aug 22, 2017 9:51 pm

Thanks again....

Ron
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Re: Gold Wing single carb solution

Post by bruce swaybill » Tue Oct 10, 2017 7:49 am

For seemingly decades, there has been many many discussions/blogs on the pros and cons of four carbs with individual runners vs one carb and a manifold feeding the four runners.
I'm curious, now that you a single carb to avoid a lack of synchronization and by retaining the original four curved runners you still have the vacuum ports, what does a synch tool show the vacuum difference is between inlet ports? That will illustrate any remaining imbalance due to the new manifold.
And I mean, don't just wave your hands and talk about it, but show us the gauges.
Is that possible? Can you do that for us?

Thanks.
Bruce S.
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Re: Gold Wing single carb solution

Post by John Verburg » Wed Nov 01, 2017 12:37 pm

Greetings folks, Yes, I too would like to know the answer, but just or even more important how low can you set the idle with it remaining steady at idle. Also now that you have had it for a bit, is there really any difference in fuel use?
Thanks for posting

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Re: Gold Wing single carb solution

Post by Stew » Tue Nov 14, 2017 12:52 pm

I wasn't really sure what the advantage was for multiple carbs either, especially given the added complexity. If you've ever watched Engineering Explained on YouTube, he has a good video that covers this topic. I'm a 'keep it simple' person so given a choice I'd rather stick with a single carb, plus I just don't drive my vehicles to 10/10ths where I realize the advantage of multiple carbs.





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