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mechanic in fort worth

Postby zach75gl » Thu Jul 12, 2012 8:21 pm



Does any one know a good mechanic in fort worth tx? I cant figure out my carbs and timing issue. I need to get my baby running!!! :/
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virgilmobile
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Re: mechanic in fort worth

Postby virgilmobile » Thu Jul 12, 2012 9:09 pm

There's only a few people around anywhere that are really good at the GL1000 and they are usually owners,not "mechanics"
The technology of the original design is 30+ years old and most who really understand the nuances of it are retired or have lost interest.

Fortunately for you,there are a few of us here that are willing to help you work through your difficulties,step by step.

I suspect that this thing could be brought back to life in a weekend of tinkering.
...been there,done that....
once you understand the process,it's really quite easy.

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Re: mechanic in fort worth

Postby zach75gl » Thu Jul 12, 2012 11:04 pm

Thanks for the reply. What is the most common jet that gets clogged? I plan on tearing the carbs down on Saturday.

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Re: mechanic in fort worth

Postby zach75gl » Thu Jul 12, 2012 11:27 pm

I'll narrow it down The floats are solid no holes, primary and secondary jets are clear, Bowles are clean, the filter where the float needle is is clean. That's all I've clean recently. What else could easily get clogged

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Re: mechanic in fort worth

Postby virgilmobile » Fri Jul 13, 2012 12:43 pm

Most of the time it's the low speed jet.It's the smallest.Also you must blow through the idle ports,The small holes right at the throttle plate.They affect the off idle throttle.
Another thing to be looking at is the air cutoff valve.It has a heavy spring on it and a rubber diaphragm.It must be working to prevent deceleration backfire.
Also the slides must be butter smooth and should be shop vac tested before putting the carbs back on.
Here's a link to the best carb rebuild I've seen...http://www.ngwclub.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=12168

Before you fire it up,you need to tend to the points(if it still uses them) and get them exactly right.
Once you understand how to,setting the points/timing is a breeze.
There is a split the difference method that goes beyond the book method that works perfectly.
When I finished these on my 78,It idled at 900 rpm and would pull with no rattle through red line.
Every gear would stretch the forks out full length.Post or Pm me if you get stuck.I do have a phone.

One last thing.My 78 had composite floats and after several days my bike would run badly.
I found the floats would absorb fuel and sink in the bowl and raise the fuel level.
I fixed this by dipping just the float(not the holder) in polyurethane for 2 coats and oven dried them at 150* for a half hour.This sealed the floats and maintained the correct fuel level...http://www.goldwingdocs.com/forum/viewt ... f=4&t=4776

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Re: mechanic in fort worth

Postby Rowdy » Mon Jul 23, 2012 3:09 pm

I live near you ,I have a1978 gl1000 I have owned for 30 yrs, I still do my own work on her, I may can help some, or you can do like I did , get you a good Manuel and read every thing you can find to read and read Randakk .I just finish a Randakk carb kit and Dyna coils, and electronic ignition. Good luck.
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Re: mechanic in fort worth

Postby zach75gl » Mon Jul 23, 2012 5:23 pm

How do you like the electronic ignition, I thought about switching to that but have mixed feelings.

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Re: mechanic in fort worth

Postby virgilmobile » Mon Jul 23, 2012 5:39 pm

Points are fine if the battery is really good,but crank it a few times trying to get the carbs filled with gas and the spark gets a bit weak.The best thing I did on my 78 was electronic ignition and a electric fuel pump. It took all the anxiety out of starting the bike.




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