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carb jets stuck

Postby chief771 » Thu Feb 14, 2013 9:06 pm



I have a 1978 gold wing I just purchased. I am in the process of cleaning the carbs. I was not able to get the jets out that set below the floats(as the carb sets on the bike). There is a metal clip attached that I am suppose to pull gently and the jets are supposed to pull out. They are stuck. Any suggestions?


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Re: carb jets stuck

Postby portugeezer » Fri Feb 15, 2013 6:04 pm

I have worked on GL1000 and GL1100 carbs they are very similar. This should help. filipi.com/ngw/roady/Carb_Overhaul_GL1100.pdf

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Re: carb jets stuck

Postby portugeezer » Fri Feb 15, 2013 6:09 pm

The jets themselves screw in. The needles under the floats just slide out. The seat for the needles unscrews and there is a small filter in there that should be cleaned. Take a picture of what is stuck. I'm sure between us we can help

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Re: carb jets stuck

Postby Fred Camper » Fri Feb 15, 2013 10:15 pm

Many have said they boil the bowls in water or a water solution and that it results in stuff loosening. But plenty of expert advice from those that have done the rebuild like Geezer said above.

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Re: carb jets stuck

Postby chief771 » Sat Feb 16, 2013 12:29 pm

Thanks fvor all the help. I have attached a pic or two of the problem
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Re: carb jets stuck

Postby chief771 » Sat Feb 16, 2013 12:48 pm

This is a better pic of what I am talking about. I don't see where any of the jets screw out. Am I missing something?
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Re: carb jets stuck

Postby terryt » Sat Feb 16, 2013 2:48 pm

Hi the two jets that the spring is holding in place have o ring on them they may be stuck in place just pull them out. dont try and prize them out with a screw driver you will damage them
i think some one has allready said this. but try this link
http://www.ngwclub.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=22&t=2952

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Re: carb jets stuck

Postby portugeezer » Mon Feb 18, 2013 5:15 pm

I'm sorry! Now that I see the pics I remember.The 1100 had 8 mm heads on thm. My 1000 had the clips. I boiled them in distilled water and they pulled right out. Boiling works well on any cycle carbs

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Re: carb jets stuck

Postby chief771 » Mon Feb 18, 2013 11:59 pm

Well I got the carbs torn down and boiled them in a solution of 4 gallons water and two bottles of pine sol. Wow they tur ned out great. Blew them out over and over and over and then some more. All ports are clear and I got everything back together. They really turned out great. Thanks for all the heip!
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Re: carb jets stuck

Postby chief771 » Tue Feb 19, 2013 12:02 am

I think they look great!
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Re: carb jets stuck

Postby Fred Camper » Tue Feb 19, 2013 9:03 pm

They sure do look great, nothing wrong with asking questions before you bugger something up. Now I am not often that smart, but it sure works better to ask first.




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