gl1000 carbs


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gl1000 carbs

Postby mothballs » Mon Jan 19, 2015 8:42 pm



Hi Guys, I purchased a '78 gl1000 this past fall, I got it at a very reasonable price, it runs, but rough, I've removed the engine, it has about 80k on it. My plan is to make a naked bike with it.
My question, I'd like to hear everyones thoughts, I thought about converting it to a single carb, but I've been doing some reading and now I'm thinking of just rebuilding the carbs. A company called Randakk sells a "Master" rebuild kit with everything needed to do this, plus a 3 hour video to help for $180.00. Has anyone used this kit ? the reviews I've read are positive about the kit. I know the carb conversion is alot more. I'm thinking if the carbs have all the gaskets and O rings replaced with a rebuild this might be the better way to go. Any thoughts?



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Re: gl1000 carbs

Postby WingAdmin » Tue Jan 20, 2015 9:54 am

Randakk's is THE authority when it comes to Goldwing carbs. His kits are top-of-the-line, better than OEM, and the instructional videos/manuals are also excellent. You won't go wrong with a Randakk carb kit.

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Re: gl1000 carbs

Postby virgilmobile » Tue Jan 20, 2015 10:01 am

The bike was engineered for best performance with 4 carbs.
Keep them if possible.
Be aware that the composit floats may absorb fuel,changing the fuel level in the carbs.
I dried and coated mine as I did have this problem of a too rich condition.
The carbs must be absolutely clean inside,the slides must move butter smooth and stay with there caps and in the same carb there removed from.
They should be tested on the bench and pre-adjusted then synced to the engine.
I do recommend upgrading to electronic ignition and a electric fuel pump too.


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