Carburator conversion


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pshaginaw
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Carburator conversion

Postby pshaginaw » Sat May 07, 2011 4:40 pm



I have a 1978 GL1000 engine. Has anyone ever fabricated a manifold to run this engine using a Honda automobile carburator?



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Re: Carburator conversion

Postby tallman21 » Sat May 07, 2011 7:37 pm

I have one on my gl1100 80. Im not sure if they made one for the gl1000. My setup came from a company down in Florida called Daytona Parts. Google them and give them a call. They are really helpful.

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Re: Carburator conversion

Postby stancotreau » Thu May 12, 2011 2:49 pm

pshaginaw wrote:I have a 1978 GL1000 engine. Has anyone ever fabricated a manifold to run this engine using a Honda automobile carburator?


Funny you should ask. I am in the middle of a carb conversion on my '81 GL1100I. I made the manifold and it bolted up last night. I am using a solex carb off a VW. there are a few pictures in this link

http://1981gl1100restoration.blogspot.com/

good luck with the conversion..... Stan

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Re: Carburator conversion

Postby wilf » Fri May 20, 2011 12:18 am

Now that's just funny!
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Re: Carburator conversion

Postby TheArtist » Fri May 20, 2011 7:10 am

I would like to suggest using rubber in your manifold to the head. It will help in stopping vibration getting back to the carb.

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Re: Carburator conversion

Postby stancotreau » Fri May 20, 2011 7:21 am

I have been thinking about that..... HMMM...... thanks for the input

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Re: Carburator conversion

Postby thrasherg » Fri May 20, 2011 10:12 am

I have to ask, but WHY? The standard carbs are fairly simple and easy to maintain, why go to all this effort to stick a single carb on? Plus all the extra effort to then get it to fuel correctly? Just interested in knowing what is motivating you to do this? :?:

Gary

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Re: Carburator conversion

Postby stancotreau » Fri May 20, 2011 11:40 am

I like to build things....... this bike is not my daily rider........... why not?

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Re: Carburator conversion

Postby wilf » Fri May 20, 2011 3:29 pm

But why a Honda car carb. There are so many better carbs out there for conversion?
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Re: Carburator conversion

Postby Fred Camper » Fri May 20, 2011 6:45 pm

Randakk has a real good non-biased (my opinion) write up on carb conversions. Never seen solid data to dispute Mr Washington.




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