Carburator Flooding 75 GL1000


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Lazerjock
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Carburator Flooding 75 GL1000

Postby Lazerjock » Sat Jul 18, 2009 5:03 pm



I've had the bike in the shop three times now. Had the carbs rebuilt the first time. Twice now, the mechanic has repaired it and it runs fine for a couple of days. Then one or two carbs start flooding I smell gas and lose power. I was wondering if anyone knows if the older black fiber floats have a tendency to saturate or is there something else I'm missing? Any help would be appreciated.



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Re: Carburator Flooding 75 GL1000

Postby ekcyclerepair » Wed Jul 22, 2009 10:26 pm

Check out randakks.com Tons of info on GL1000 carbs.

Ernie

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Re: Carburator Flooding 75 GL1000

Postby Whiskerfish » Mon Jul 27, 2009 3:07 pm

Lazerjock wrote:I was wondering if anyone knows if the older black fiber floats have a tendency to saturate or is there something else I'm missing? Any help would be appreciated.


I have never heard of them being the problem. Odds are 1 of 3 possibilities. The floats are set incorrectly, the float seats or valves are are worn or not working correctly, or you have a failed gas seal in the carb to plenum seal.

motorgek
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Re: Carburator Flooding 75 GL1000

Postby motorgek » Thu Oct 01, 2009 2:45 pm

Ik heb dat ook gehad, mijn carter was zelfs volgelopen , bij mijn zat de rubberring tussen carb en luchtfilter scheef.
rubberring recht gezet , probleem opgelost.
Hoopdat je er iets aan hebt, succes.
gr uit holland

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Re: Carburator Flooding 75 GL1000

Postby WingAdmin » Thu Oct 01, 2009 4:04 pm

And just to help out those who don't speak Dutch:

I have also had that, my casing had even filled up, at the my drunk rubber ring between carb and air filter crooked. rubber ring right put, problem solved. That you have something, success. gr from the Netherlands


Hm, drunk rubber ring....ok, so perhaps the translation isn't perfect, then. :)

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Re: Carburator Flooding 75 GL1000

Postby motorgek » Fri Oct 02, 2009 12:34 pm

Hello, again.
I had that same problem ,gasoline was even in the oilpan , there is a small seal between the carburater and the airfilterhousing
in my case that one was not strait in the carb ,ill put it strait in and the problem was fixt.Trou that seal floats the gasoline in your carb.
I hope you understand my poor englisch.

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Re: Carburator Flooding 75 GL1000

Postby WingAdmin » Fri Oct 02, 2009 2:26 pm

motorgek wrote:Hello, again.
I had that same problem ,gasoline was even in the oilpan , there is a small seal between the carburater and the airfilterhousing
in my case that one was not strait in the carb ,ill put it strait in and the problem was fixt.Trou that seal floats the gasoline in your carb.
I hope you understand my poor englisch.


We understand!

Your English is far better than my Dutch! :)

1reddog48
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Re: Carburator Flooding 75 GL1000

Postby 1reddog48 » Mon Jun 11, 2012 3:12 pm

Hello to all,
Just joined the site to say this thread saved me from scrapping my OE carbs and going to a single setup. I had rebuilt the carbs on this bike and have had them on and off no less than 10 times with a flooding issue. Replaced plentum seal and have set and re-set the float levels time after time. Inspected all needles and seats as well as weighed all floats. Then I found this thread and checked the fuel passage seal between the carb and plentum and BANG!, that was it!. Fixed those and now it runs like a champ!

Thanks to all who participated in this thread, some days, you gotta love the internet.
Doug in Gunnison

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Re: Carburator Flooding 75 GL1000

Postby TheArtist » Tue Jun 12, 2012 2:03 pm

Remember to polish the float hinge pin and the float hinge pin holes so it moves freely.




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