82 gl1100 aspencade carbs


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mwex
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82 gl1100 aspencade carbs

Postby mwex » Sat Jun 16, 2012 3:14 pm



I just purchased a 1982 gl1100 aspencade. It has not been on the road since 2005. I can get it started but I had to crank the throttle to keep it going or it would conk out. Then I noticed that the carbs were leaking gas. I cleaned up the mess and took the out carbs and the gas lines and filter which will replace. I called a couple of bike shops in my area and they want $600 bucks to clean and rebuild. I paid $750.00 for the bike (it has 85,000 miles on it) but I cannot afford that kind of money right now and I really want to get this on the road. Can someone steer me to where I can get step by step instructions on how to rebuild the carbs and also where to find and how much the rebuild kit(s) will cost. If it is high then maybe I should bring the carbs to one of the local shops. HELP!



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Re: 82 gl1100 aspencade carbs

Postby virgilmobile » Sat Jun 16, 2012 4:09 pm

DIY.there's lots of articles on how to.Many times a "kit" is not necessary and just gaskets for the bowls need changing.
It takes time to do right.I think I spent the better of 2 days on my first set to polish them back to top condition.
Thats where the high cost comes in.Don't expect it to be a afternoon job and riding to supper.They are labor intensive but can usually end up costing less than a hundred bucks if you have to buy some rubber and the stuff to sync them.

mwex
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Re: 82 gl1100 aspencade carbs

Postby mwex » Sat Jun 16, 2012 6:53 pm

Thanks. By rubber I assume you mean the gaskets. I don't know anything bout syncing. I guess I need to find those how to's.

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Re: 82 gl1100 aspencade carbs

Postby virgilmobile » Sat Jun 16, 2012 9:05 pm

Yea the gaskets and the tiny o ring on the needle valve amongst others.Some just get old and need replacing.not much use in replacing a brass jet,just clean is.For syncing,search $25 vacuum sync on this site.I built it and use it on all my bikes




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