1 carb or 4?


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1 carb or 4?

Postby Optimurphprime » Mon Apr 04, 2011 9:55 am



Is there any performance gain from doing this mod?


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Re: 1 carb or 4?

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Apr 04, 2011 10:57 am

The opposite is true, you commonly lose top end power as a result. There's an excellent article on Randakk's site about this topic: Single Carb Conversions?

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Re: 1 carb or 4?

Postby Optimurphprime » Tue Apr 05, 2011 7:43 pm

So more is better! ;)
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Re: 1 carb or 4?

Postby virgilmobile » Wed Apr 06, 2011 3:22 pm

I ran a 76 gl1000 for 10 years.I thought about the conversion,but decided against it because the bike was engineered with it's fuel source very close to each cylinder.Moving the fuel source 6-7 inches farther away will reduce it's throttle response.Yea,it will improve idle and other minor issues,but a good set of well adjusted and synced carbs will do that, AND out-preform a single conversion any day.The fuel amount in each bowl muse be equal and pulling the same vacuum(synced).If you do any conversion to a gl1000,convert to electronic ignition and if possible,an electric fuel pump.I did,and it transformed my 1000 from a difficult,I don't want to mess with it bike,to a 157000 mile daily runner.

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Re: 1 carb or 4?

Postby artgrantz » Thu Apr 07, 2011 7:13 am

I agree with Virgil re the electronic ignition. It made a big difference for me.




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