shimming carb needles on 78 gl1000 question


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carlrf
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shimming carb needles on 78 gl1000 question

Postby carlrf » Wed Oct 02, 2013 8:53 pm



I have convinced myself that I need to richen themidrange just a tad. I am wondering if I can pull the tops off.the carbs without removing them from the bike? Thought I would ask before tearing stuff apart.
Thank you, in advance!



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Re: shimming carb needles on 78 gl1000 question

Postby Fred Camper » Wed Oct 02, 2013 9:10 pm

It is easy to leave the throttle cable on, rotate the intake runners up on the opposite side then pull them to one side and remove the caps.

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Re: shimming carb needles on 78 gl1000 question

Postby carlrf » Wed Oct 02, 2013 9:15 pm

Sounds like awesome advice. So intake runners are o-ring and.will seal up when remounted?

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Re: shimming carb needles on 78 gl1000 question

Postby Fred Camper » Sat Oct 05, 2013 10:11 pm

Yes, not every heard of an issue with rotating them even on bikes that have sat. Now old rubber is just that, and has limited life but a rotation is pretty easy on them.




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