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gl1000 carbs

Postby wingrider77 » Mon Apr 12, 2010 6:57 pm



i have a 1977 gl1000 how do i tell what year carbs i have on it.
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Re: gl1000 carbs

Postby Old Fogey » Fri Apr 16, 2010 8:06 pm

On top of each carb flange that bolts to the plenum there is a number stamped on the left hand side looking at the carbs from the manifolds.
The numbers are; 1975 755A, 1976 758A, 1977 764A, 1978 769a, 1979 771A , 1976 LTD 764A
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Re: gl1000 carbs

Postby wingrider77 » Fri Apr 16, 2010 10:39 pm

thanks guys worked well

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Re: gl1000 carbs

Postby flea » Sun Apr 25, 2010 12:13 pm

Old Fogey wrote:On top of each carb flange that bolts to the plenum there is a number stamped on the left hand side looking at the carbs from the manifolds.
The numbers are; 1975 755A, 1976 758A, 1977 764A, 1978 769a, 1979 771A , 1976 LTD 764A


On my 79 the numbers are correct - however a friend just donated the entire upper intake (incl. carbs) from his 77... the numbers are not present in the same place. Only stamped numbers I seem to be able to find are VB on lower side of the carb body.
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Re: gl1000 carbs

Postby Old Fogey » Sun Apr 25, 2010 12:54 pm

That's a bit odd. Not seen a set without numbers and I'm afraid the VB means nothing to me.

Send Randakk an email, see if he can shed any light on it, but please make very sure the numbers are no hiding somewhere first.

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Re: gl1000 carbs

Postby flea » Sun Apr 25, 2010 1:12 pm

Old Fogey wrote:That's a bit odd. Not seen a set without numbers and I'm afraid the VB means nothing to me.

Send Randakk an email, see if he can shed any light on it, but please make very sure the numbers are no hiding somewhere first.

http://www.randakks.com/contact.htm


Thanks Old Fogey, I've gone ahead and uploaded some pics of the setup, and sanded down what looks like 'should've' been a data plate..

http://www.goldwingdocs.com/UserPicture ... allery=212

I just cant find the digits anywhere on them :/
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Re: gl1000 carbs

Postby Old Fogey » Sun Apr 25, 2010 4:04 pm

The cruddy looking carbs are from an 1100, not a 1000. That's why you can't find 1000 codes on them! The 1100 carbs were all the same apart from a slight difference in the way one of the jets was fitted I think ( not very up on these carbs, sorry).

Anyway, you'd be better off in the long run getting the first set sorted out.
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Re: gl1000 carbs

Postby flea » Sun Apr 25, 2010 4:13 pm

Thanks for the info mates!

Old Fogey wrote:Anyway, you'd be better off in the long run getting the first set sorted out.


Funny you say that.. (while i planned to...) I went ahead and called the local honda shop here and asked if they would rebuild the carbs (the 771A) and the guy said "NO, I won't even touch those... you'd be better off with 1100 carbs and even then, I'm not sure if I'd touch those either". I was a bit perturbed at the demeanor of the reply.. but didnt raise the issue and politely said "thanks" instead.

1) How Honda can pick and choose which bits of their hardware they will accept for business and..
2) Whats with the 1100 carb recommendation from this gent @ un-named honda place? (he went on to tell me the reason why being that the 1000 carbs were prone to cracking, especially during a rebuild and the 1100 carbs are stronger)
3) Did I just get bluffed?
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Re: gl1000 carbs

Postby Old Fogey » Sun Apr 25, 2010 4:19 pm

1) Most dealerships, not just Honda, won't touch stuff as old as ours.

2) Total bollocks

3) Yup!!
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Re: gl1000 carbs

Postby flea » Sun Apr 25, 2010 4:21 pm

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Re: gl1000 carbs

Postby Old Fogey » Sun Apr 25, 2010 4:31 pm

If you feel that you need someone to rebuild them, rather than do it yourself, 'Pistol Pete' Boody is your man.

http://www.oldwings.com/services.html#gauge

He ain't cheap, but he comes well recommended from many others.

I'd offer, but I'm a bit far way!


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