1976 GL1000, cleaning or repairing carburators


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stealth
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1976 GL1000, cleaning or repairing carburators

Postby stealth » Wed Jul 16, 2014 5:08 am



Hi all,

I'm a newbie and this is my first post. From Sweden so please bare with my English guys :)

Been all over the forum and youtube to get information about removing and cleaning the carbs.
Thank you very much for all the help. But I'm also newbie on removing the GL1000 carbs ;)

Bike has been in a barn for years, former owner took it for a ride once each year.
When I bought this gem I replaced the usual. Oils, filters, plugs, timing belts.
Still it runs really bad. Hard to get started, almost dies on low revs when pulling throttle but gets better around 3000rpm. Although misfires and rattles.
Decided to take out the carbs, Clean them, measuring needle throttles and then syncronise it all.

My question is now how do I know if any parts needs to be replaced?
Would be quite timeconsuming to do this twice :shock:
After a couple of cleanings there are miscouloring here and there but things seems to move smooth.
Measuring distance for needlethrottle looks good. Any well known pitfall I should know of?
Please guide me to information or youtube etc. and I can continue searching there.

Thanks in advance
Best Regards, Jimmy



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Re: 1976 GL1000, cleaning or repairing carburators

Postby dingdong » Wed Jul 16, 2014 8:33 am

Generally the only parts that need replacing are the rubber parts. Gaskets, seals and the float valves. Chances are they will not re-seal and will leak. The metal parts...jets and such should never wear out unless damaged when removing. Have you been to www.randakksblog.com for carb information?
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Re: 1976 GL1000, cleaning or repairing carburators

Postby stealth » Wed Jul 16, 2014 1:32 pm

dingdong wrote:Generally the only parts that need replacing are the rubber parts. Gaskets, seals and the float valves. Chances are they will not re-seal and will leak. The metal parts...jets and such should never wear out unless damaged when removing. Have you been to http://www.randakksblog.com for carb information?


That blog is a crazy good source of info, thank you :) Really helpful.
All cleaned now and will put it all together tomorrow.

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Re: 1976 GL1000, cleaning or repairing carburators

Postby stealth » Sat Jul 19, 2014 12:34 pm

Well put it all together yesterday and it works like a charm. What a difference :)
Now I need to adjust idle down abit and sync carbs.

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Re: 1976 GL1000, cleaning or repairing carburators

Postby Fred Camper » Sat Jul 19, 2014 3:01 pm

Good to hear. The web is responsible for many of these bikes working so well after all these years. My Odometer stopped working last week, and thanks to several nice threads on the workings of Honda Speedometers I now have the problem resolved on what looked to be a sealed unit. Always best just to ask, as the breath of users here often can help.

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Re: 1976 GL1000, cleaning or repairing carburators

Postby dingdong » Sun Jul 20, 2014 7:25 am

Way to go. Good work.


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