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Post by ghost603 » Thu Mar 01, 2012 3:05 pm

I have a 78 GL1000 with 70000 miles. It is in very good condition but I have been having carburetor trouble It has gone from running well to now running on what appears to be 3 cylinders. One intake is extremely cold to the touch with condensation on the outside. The current set of carbs was rebuild by a Honda dealer who also adjusted them. Nothing done since. I have an additional set of carbs but can not find anyone who will work on them. Looking for recommendations.

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Post by D2D » Thu Mar 01, 2012 3:32 pm

I'd first check to see if I had spark at the plug and fuel in the carb bowl. Check the boot and make sure it's on tight and connected to the plug wire and that it didn't pull loose. Try a different plug if you have fuel in the bowl. Let us know what you found and we'll suggest other things for you to look for.

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Post by virgilmobile » Thu Mar 01, 2012 3:46 pm

ghost603 wrote: One intake is extremely cold to the touch with condensation on the outside.
Usually a indicator that a large amount of fuel is flowing through the pipe.Enough to create a temp change like you describe.
Pull that plug,I'll bet its flooded with gas.
I suspect that that one float may be stuck open.
Rap the bowl a few times with the but end of a screwdriver,blow the cylinder out dry,put in a new plug and run some Sea foam through it.

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Post by artgrantz » Thu Mar 01, 2012 8:57 pm

Both of the previous recommendations are good tips, I have experienced both. In addition to tapping the carb try draining it to fet out any debris lodged in there.

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