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carb rebuild

Postby steve allen » Mon Jan 18, 2010 3:09 pm



does anyone have a DIY for the carb rbuild? Have been road testing my Wing and the only thing left to do is carb cleaning, seems that the only thing left that is making Wing run like it's running on 3 cylinders is a sticking float or clogged jet. I have done everything else......cleaned tank, new fuel lines, new fuel filter, yet, after 4 to 5 miles, give or take, my bike starts running on 3 cylinders. I have filter so I could check it as soon as I could get into parking lot, full of fuel, still runs like crap! I am scared to remove carbs without some thing to refer to as I have with the other DIY articles. I am really starting to lean toward the single carb conversion, I can get it as cheap as having the carbs I have rebuilt, right now, I can't afford neither. I hope maybe I could clean carbs instead........



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Re: carb rebuild

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Jan 18, 2010 4:58 pm

Carb overhauls are quite a complex thing - I haven't done one, and I don't know of anyone who has done a DIY on one - except for Howard Halasz's guide that Randakk sells at his site. You could try to do it based on the Honda service manual - but personally, I wouldn't. I guess it depends on your level of confidence in your own skills.

steve allen
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1994 GL1500 SE
1995 CB1000

Re: carb rebuild

Postby steve allen » Mon Jan 18, 2010 5:40 pm

WingAdmin wrote:Carb overhauls are quite a complex thing - I haven't done one, and I don't know of anyone who has done a DIY on one - except for Howard Halasz's guide that Randakk sells at his site. You could try to do it based on the Honda service manual - but personally, I wouldn't. I guess it depends on your level of confidence in your own skills.

I have studied the Honda Manual and there is not enough info for me to feel secure doing it myself. I am really thinking about converting to single carb........do you have any in-put on this idea?

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Re: carb rebuild

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Jan 18, 2010 8:03 pm

As mentioned elsewhere here recently, you might want to first run a can of Seafoam through your fuel, at double strength. You could get lucky and have it fix everything up for you! It's been known to happen, and it's cheap & easy!

steve allen
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1994 GL1500 SE
1995 CB1000

Re: carb rebuild

Postby steve allen » Mon Jan 18, 2010 9:34 pm

WingAdmin wrote:As mentioned elsewhere here recently, you might want to first run a can of Seafoam through your fuel, at double strength. You could get lucky and have it fix everything up for you! It's been known to happen, and it's cheap & easy!

I have now about 2/3 tank of fuel now with seafoam in it. I am going to try this as well as replace sparkplug wires. I really got to say, you help me alot, and I do belive in your advise. I am going to run this tank through and maybe another tank if needed before I dig any more. I admit, seems like as soon as I fix one thing, another appears, getting more difficult each time. Thanks.




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