Carb numbers wrong for year... will this be an issue?


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Carb numbers wrong for year... will this be an issue?

Postby Settling With Power » Thu Jul 14, 2011 7:39 pm



I did a search...

I have a '77 GL1000 and verified that the engine falls within the serial # range for a '77 as well. The carbs are off a '78, as evidenced by their serial numbers (769A). I have the factory service manual, and have seen how the '77 and '78 carbs differ both in venturi size and jetting.

My question is... before I throw Randakk's rebuild kit at these things, would it be worth my while to find '77 carbs? I'm not as interested in making everything match for a restoration as I am making it run well. Will the '78 carbs work on the '77 engine, or will I always have tuning issues?

Thanks!



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Re: Carb numbers wrong for year... will this be an issue?

Postby dingdong » Fri Jul 15, 2011 9:58 am

The bike will run with the 78 carbs but not well. You will not be happy with it. Go with original carbs.
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Re: Carb numbers wrong for year... will this be an issue?

Postby scotterichmond » Fri Jul 15, 2011 11:09 am

The performance will be better when all is said and done with the 77 carbs.


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