What carbs will fit and work on a GL1000


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What carbs will fit and work on a GL1000

Postby FADM Stern GNSF » Mon Sep 26, 2011 8:10 am



I have a question that I hope some of the great minds here can help me with. I am trying to source a carb set I can use on this bike (engine cam ser # shows 78 engine). I currently have a 75 set on it, but carb #3 has a broken rod, and I just cand find another one (rod OR 75 carb) anywhere. After a lot of reading I think (please correct me if Im wrong) any carb rack for a 75-79 GL1000 would fit, as well a some racks from a GL1100 (which people say are cheaper and rebuild kits are cheaper).

Can anyone give me an idea of what will work and what will not so I can maybe expand my search requirements. I really want to see if I can get this bike started before I dump a lot of cash into it. Aside from the one snapped rod, the 75 set I have are clean and look great, but doesnt look like I will be able to find any 75 rods to repair what i have.

Thanks all, any help is greatly appreciated.


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Re: What carbs will fit and work on a GL1000

Postby virgilmobile » Mon Sep 26, 2011 9:50 am

I have heard but cannot personally verify that the 1100 carbs will plug and play.
Some owners also convert to a single carb setup with mixed results.

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Re: What carbs will fit and work on a GL1000

Postby TheArtist » Mon Sep 26, 2011 11:38 am

Send me a drawing and measurement of the rod, I might have one.

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Re: What carbs will fit and work on a GL1000

Postby dingdong » Mon Sep 26, 2011 1:33 pm

You may have already read this but this link will tell you what you need to know about mixing carbs. Keep an open mind though as all will work just not as intended from the mfg.

http://www.randakks.com/TechTip32.htm
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Re: What carbs will fit and work on a GL1000

Postby FADM Stern GNSF » Tue Sep 27, 2011 3:17 pm

TheArtist wrote:Send me a drawing and measurement of the rod, I might have one.


Sent you info plus a pic (which I hope is clear enough). Thanks for any help you can offer
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Re: What carbs will fit and work on a GL1000

Postby Fred Camper » Tue Sep 27, 2011 4:43 pm

GL1100 fit with some mods, but do not produce the power of the 75-79 carbs. 75-77 have the most power, the earlier the better, yet the GL 1100 are easier to rebuild as others stated. Honda make thousands of these each year, there are parts to be had for sure.

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Re: What carbs will fit and work on a GL1000

Postby twostrokes48 » Tue Sep 27, 2011 11:14 pm

I sent you a pm about this with an email address...contact this guy, he says he thinks he has what you need.

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Re: What carbs will fit and work on a GL1000

Postby dogdoggybob » Sat Oct 01, 2011 10:21 pm

I put 1100 carbs on my 78. Ran fine.

rebuild is easier but the kit from Randakk is more $. A wash imho.

I sold the bike, but if I find myself with another one - I would not hesitate to do it again.

I have not ridden enough gl's to know the difference in power anyway. Kinda like I can't tell much difference in the sound of good speakers from really good speakers.

I've picked up sold 1100 carbs for $75-100 Randakk kit around $200 well worth it - don't cheap out on this.

make sure your throttle cable is adjusted correctly when you are done.

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Re: What carbs will fit and work on a GL1000

Postby scotterichmond » Mon Oct 03, 2011 2:25 pm

I believe there is only 5 HP difference anyway. And should be better low end torque.

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Re: What carbs will fit and work on a GL1000

Postby Fred Camper » Mon Oct 03, 2011 5:10 pm

Plus is the more supply, added accelerator pump, low end torque, and simpler carborators.
Minus is not stock, and torque above 7K rpm.
So a personal choice and bopth ways work.

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Re: What carbs will fit and work on a GL1000

Postby mk197523 » Wed Nov 09, 2011 6:59 am

Hey! I already heard it. but, I can't personally verify that the 1100 carbs will plug and play.There are some owners also convert to a single carb setup with mixed results.

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Re: What carbs will fit and work on a GL1000

Postby Old Fogey » Sat Dec 03, 2011 1:55 pm

The cam timing on the 78-79 is close to that of the 1100 plus the 1100 carbs are the same bore as the late GL1000. In theory at least they would run better than the 75-77 ones you have on at the moment.

I'm surprised that you can't find a part for you other set. Check out ebay and some of the dealers like Whitey or Cyclepycho


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