Slow Fuel Jet Size


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Slow Fuel Jet Size

Postby TheRobbie1950 » Fri Jul 18, 2014 12:55 pm



Hi everybody, ...I have a 1978 GL1000 with #771A carbs on it.
I am just doing a complete carb job per Randakk's Kit and DVD.
The manual says I need to have #35 slow fuel jets in it, but I find that it has #38 jets now.
I tried a few places to find the correct jets with no luck, so I am going ahead and putting back in the #38 jets.

My question is what is the worst that will happen to my bike's performance by doing this?

Thanks in Advance



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Re: Slow Fuel Jet Size

Postby Placerville » Fri Jul 18, 2014 1:20 pm

The larger jets are (probably) due to a PO trying to address the 'off idle' issue. It's not the right way to fix the problem. If you leave those jets in, your bike won't idle properly and will be slow to return to idle, among other things. Why go to the trouble and expense of a Randakk carb rebuild and not get the results you want? Contact Pistol Pete and see if he can help you with the correct size jets or recommend a solution. Mike Nixon is another excellent source.
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Re: Slow Fuel Jet Size

Postby TheRobbie1950 » Fri Jul 18, 2014 1:31 pm

I actually emailed Pete as well as others and only got one reply that was not pete's.

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Re: Slow Fuel Jet Size

Postby Placerville » Fri Jul 18, 2014 1:38 pm

TheRobbie1950 wrote:I actually emailed Pete as well as others and only got one reply that was not pete's.

And are you satisfied with that? Email is an ineffective method of communication when you're trying to get something done. It's too easy to ignore and has no sense of urgency. Call both Pistol Pete and Mike Nixon and speak to them live. If you find that they can't help you, ask them who can.
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Re: Slow Fuel Jet Size

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Re: Slow Fuel Jet Size

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Re: Slow Fuel Jet Size

Postby Placerville » Sat Jul 19, 2014 11:04 am

WA,

I share your concern about this vendor. I've purchased a couple of items from them (tools) and have had no issues. Although, many others have had major headaches with the fitment of parts, their quality and a very strict return policy. Caveat emptor.

TheRobbie1950,

I've sent a couple of PM's to some contacts who rebuild carbs. Hopefully, they'll be able to help you.
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Re: Slow Fuel Jet Size

Postby TheRobbie1950 » Sat Jul 19, 2014 1:52 pm

Thanks for the help,........I am going to assemble it as is and see how it runs.
Then if it does not do well I can chase down the #35 jets.

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Re: Slow Fuel Jet Size

Postby Placerville » Mon Jul 21, 2014 2:32 pm

My contact (who says he only works on 1100's) referred me to SCI for the slow jet. Although they don't list an exact size for it, SCI says they are made to 'stock specs.' http://www.siriusconinc.com/pro-detail.php?pid=&product_id=2266
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Re: Slow Fuel Jet Size

Postby TheRobbie1950 » Tue Jul 22, 2014 6:19 am

I had a problem with the replacement air cutoff diaphram included in the rebuild kit, (it would not hold a vacuum), and I expect the warranty replacement in the mail today??????
I have not been able to put the carb rack back on the bike till that part comes, but I have done everything else that I can think of valves,split-timing, new water pump, timing belts and tensioners, 7 volt reg, new front tire, new plugs,oil filter, coolant,lube cables, etc, etc.
I still wonder how much the #38 slow fuel jets will affect the performance when the manual and those in the know say they should be #35.
I am hoping that there will be no noticeable performance issue, but I am a total newbie when it comes to mechanics.
If I get the part in the mail today then I will have it back together later and will post the results.
Thanks again for the help everybody.




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