Syncing carbs for a 1978 GL1000


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Syncing carbs for a 1978 GL1000

Postby swr1977 » Sun Mar 09, 2014 9:00 pm



In the How-To Articles Forum WingAdmin posted a topic on how to Sync the carbs on a GL1100.

Great Article! >>> viewtopic.php?f=11&t=81

However I own a 1978 GL1000

Can anyone out there tell me if the steps to Sync the carbs are the same?

Also what size intake adapters do I need to fit in my manifold?

If anyone know where to buy them online? If so could you provide a link current link to do so?, I also need to order the vacuum gauges... a current link to that would be great also!

Thanks!
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Re: Syncing carbs for a 1978 GL1000

Postby spiralout » Sun Mar 09, 2014 9:35 pm

Yep, same steps to sync a 1000 as 1100. The adapters are 5mm. I bought mine off ebay and they were made by MotionPro. http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_trksid=p2050601.m570.l1313.TR0.TRC0.H0.Xmotion+pro+5mm+carb+adapters&_nkw=motion+pro+5mm+carb+adapters&_sacat=0&_from=R40

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Re: Syncing carbs for a 1978 GL1000

Postby swr1977 » Sun Mar 09, 2014 10:33 pm

spiralout wrote:Yep, same steps to sync a 1000 as 1100. The adapters are 5mm. I bought mine off ebay and they were made by MotionPro. http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_trksid=p2050601.m570.l1313.TR0.TRC0.H0.Xmotion+pro+5mm+carb+adapters&_nkw=motion+pro+5mm+carb+adapters&_sacat=0&_from=R40



Thanks... I just can't believe the price! $5 each plus shipping! Wow.. I'll try the local Honda dealer and see what they get for them before I order these!

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Motion-Pro-MP-V ... 1f&vxp=mtr
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Re: Syncing carbs for a 1978 GL1000

Postby spiralout » Mon Mar 10, 2014 12:00 am

You don't need those shorty adapters. Those are made to be left in the intakes and capped. Any of the regular adapters in the ebay search I linked work as well, and probably better. It only takes a minute to remove the screws in the intakes and install the adapters. BTW, a Honda dealership is the last place I'd try to get them from.

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Re: Syncing carbs for a 1978 GL1000

Postby Fred Camper » Thu Mar 13, 2014 6:14 pm


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Re: Syncing carbs for a 1978 GL1000

Postby swr1977 » Sat Mar 22, 2014 11:09 pm

Thanks to all who gave help/suggestions/links.

I ordered the intake adapters on e-bay:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&vxp=mtr&item=251481825105

The vacuum gauges at Harbor Freight, the fish tank valves at Petco, and the tubing to connect it all at Home Depot.

The carbs were synced tonight and the bike is running GREAT!
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Re: Syncing carbs for a 1978 GL1000

Postby spiralout » Sun Mar 23, 2014 2:40 am

Good deal. And a nice looking dresser, too.

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Re: Syncing carbs for a 1978 GL1000

Postby spookytooth » Wed Mar 26, 2014 9:33 pm

That really is a fantastic how-to thread. I'm pretty sure that even I could do this. I just need a little clarification on "Aquarium valve". Could someone post a link to what that is? Here's some cheap vacuum meters...

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00IJ77Z4U/ref ... 6TQRYKTV31

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Re: Syncing carbs for a 1978 GL1000

Postby WingAdmin » Thu Mar 27, 2014 11:11 am

spookytooth wrote:That really is a fantastic how-to thread. I'm pretty sure that even I could do this. I just need a little clarification on "Aquarium valve". Could someone post a link to what that is? Here's some cheap vacuum meters...

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00IJ77Z4U/ref ... ingdocs-20


Aquarium valves are just cheap little plastic twist-on-off valves that you can push into the ends of plastic tubing, meant to control the air bubbling into fish aquariums:

http://www.amazon.com/Como-Assorted-Pla ... ingdocs-20

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Re: Syncing carbs for a 1978 GL1000

Postby Fred Camper » Thu Mar 27, 2014 9:19 pm

Appreciate all who posted. Some great links included. I am starting to collect the needed tools as I would like to do this balance more frequently than the once a year that I current do at a friends garage.

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Re: Syncing carbs for a 1978 GL1000

Postby RonHolly » Mon Apr 07, 2014 4:20 am

Is your intent to install and leave the gauges on your moto? Seems like the money your spending would have been better spent on buying a gauge set. See the sets on eBay from about $80 - $100 for everything. I bought mine for $100 delivered.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/MOTORCYCLE-4-CY ... 4b&vxp=mtr

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Re: Syncing carbs for a 1978 GL1000

Postby Fred Camper » Tue Apr 08, 2014 10:10 pm

I got the 4motion unit that uses blue water. I trust a water column better than a dial gauge for accuracy.

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Re: Syncing carbs for a 1978 GL1000

Postby spookytooth » Sat Apr 19, 2014 6:11 pm

Fred Camper wrote:I got the 4motion unit that uses blue water. I trust a water column better than a dial gauge for accuracy.


Check this out....




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Re: Syncing carbs for a 1978 GL1000

Postby Fred Camper » Sat Apr 19, 2014 7:39 pm

Rocket science this is not. A bit of invention works well.

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Re: Syncing carbs for a 1978 GL1000

Postby RonHolly » Sun Apr 20, 2014 7:49 am

spookytooth wrote:
Fred Camper wrote:I got the 4motion unit that uses blue water. I trust a water column better than a dial gauge for accuracy.


Good video and very interesting idea. However I think I'm gonna stick with my vacuum gauges.

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Re: Syncing carbs for a 1978 GL1000

Postby Fred Camper » Sun Apr 20, 2014 12:23 pm

Yes, And the Pro Motion unit was not that very expensive verse the time to custom make a unit. But this is sport, and if someone likes making one then more power to them.




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