Rebuild my carbs?


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Rebuild my carbs?

Postby pkovalko » Sun Dec 18, 2011 2:58 pm



I have a 1975 Honda Goldwing and I need the carbs to be rebuilt. Does anyone know of a reputable mechanic? I'm located near Boston MA. I'd also be willing to mail the carbs.



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Re: Rebuild my carbs?

Postby WingAdmin » Sun Dec 18, 2011 6:50 pm

If it were me, I'd go with one of the "Approved Carb Rebuilder" program guys on his list. When it comes to GL1000 carbs, you can't do better than what Randakk says.

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Fred Camper
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Re: Rebuild my carbs?

Postby Fred Camper » Sat Dec 24, 2011 11:29 pm

WingAdmin gives darn good advice, could not say it better myself. Pistol Pete gets great reviews and it a pleasure to work with.

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Re: Rebuild my carbs?

Postby moose4jesus » Tue Dec 27, 2011 4:38 pm

I'd recommend trying it yourself over the winter. I'm far from a mechanic and I bought Randakk's DVD and rebuild kit. I watched it all the way through first and took each step at time. It wasn't that difficult I put around 15 hours into it from start to finish. The engine performed like a dream afterwards and I got to know my bike more as well as respect the amount of engineering involved.

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Re: Rebuild my carbs?

Postby Fred Camper » Tue Dec 27, 2011 8:13 pm

If it was me, I too would buy the Randakk DVD and rebuild kit. Cannot go wrong and most of us buy these vintage bikes because we like to wrench. You would learn a lot by rebuilding the carbs the using the Randakk DVD.

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Re: Rebuild my carbs?

Postby sfruechte » Tue Jan 03, 2012 11:27 am

If you rebuild them yourself, let us know the route you took and how it went. You can always mail them to one of the experts if it doesn't work out.

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Re: Rebuild my carbs?

Postby guy10596 » Wed Jan 25, 2012 5:49 pm

moose4jesus wrote:I'd recommend trying it yourself over the winter. I'm far from a mechanic and I bought Randakk's DVD and rebuild kit. I watched it all the way through first and took each step at time. It wasn't that difficult I put around 15 hours into it from start to finish. The engine performed like a dream afterwards and I got to know my bike more as well as respect the amount of engineering involved.

i just rebuilt mine and it took me 5 hours mostly cause i am a aircraft A & P so i used to doing things perfect .

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Re: Rebuild my carbs?

Postby guy10596 » Sun Feb 12, 2012 9:27 am

guy10596 wrote:
moose4jesus wrote:I'd recommend trying it yourself over the winter. I'm far from a mechanic and I bought Randakk's DVD and rebuild kit. I watched it all the way through first and took each step at time. It wasn't that difficult I put around 15 hours into it from start to finish. The engine performed like a dream afterwards and I got to know my bike more as well as respect the amount of engineering involved.

i just rebuilt mine and it took me 5 hours mostly cause i am a aircraft A & P so i used to doing things perfect .

I am looking for a diaphragm for a fuel pump but cant seem to find one has anyone ever got one anywhere ? GL1000 1975

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Re: Rebuild my carbs?

Postby sfruechte » Sun Feb 12, 2012 12:18 pm

guy10596: You might try the classifieds with a wanted ad on this same goldwingdocs site, you are getting a little off the topic of this forum thread.

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Re: Rebuild my carbs?

Postby guy10596 » Sun Feb 12, 2012 1:54 pm

sfruechte wrote:guy10596: You might try the classifieds with a wanted ad on this same goldwingdocs site, you are getting a little off the topic of this forum thread.

ok i will




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