After market intake???


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After market intake???

Postby DCoxson1969 » Tue Sep 04, 2012 1:20 pm



I seen an intake someone is building for the gl100's now. It totally does away with the four carbs and uses one VW Beetle carb. Does anyone know anythink about this? What is your thoughts? I will try to find it again and post more info on it. Has me courious.

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Re: After market intake???

Postby DCoxson1969 » Tue Sep 04, 2012 1:33 pm

Up for auction is a NEW CUSTOM MADE SINGLE CARBURETOR CONVERSION MANIFOLD FOR ALL HONDA GOLDWINGS GL1000 (1975-1979) AND GL1100 (1980-1983). This is a brand new aluminum manifold. Awesome condition. Once you get the manifold all you need is a 34pict VW carburetor, your hook it up to your OEM intake elbows and off you go. We can also provide you with the carb at an additional cost. Manifold comes with instructions.
We just redesigned our previous copper manifold and we came up with this one. This is a super strong and nice looking manifold.

With this set up you'll remove your 4 tired/dirty oem carbs for an almost free maintenance VW carb.

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Re: After market intake???

Postby Tombrewster421 » Tue Sep 04, 2012 2:15 pm

Doesn't look like it would have very good flow characteristics and I'm sure would be nowhere near stock in terms of performance. But if you're looking for easy to maintain then I'm sure it does what it's designed for. Of course I have no experience with VW carbs so I can't say whether they are in fact easy to maintain.

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Re: After market intake???

Postby WingAdmin » Tue Sep 04, 2012 2:22 pm

Tombrewster421 wrote:Doesn't look like it would have very good flow characteristics and I'm sure would be nowhere near stock in terms of performance. But if you're looking for easy to maintain then I'm sure it does what it's designed for. Of course I have no experience with VW carbs so I can't say whether they are in fact easy to maintain.


I agree - the inside of the manifold should be smooth, curved, to eliminate turbulence as much as possible. As well, the distance from the carb down each runner to the intake should be as close to the same as possible for each cylinder. I'm sure this would work - but it could work better.

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Re: After market intake???

Postby goldminerusa » Wed Sep 05, 2012 7:59 am

So. Your going from 4, 32mm carbs to 1, 34mm carb, on an 1100 cc motor? Should run like a 250cc and have about the same power. Mileage? If the thing is any good, why`s he got it up for auction?

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Re: After market intake???

Postby thrasherg » Wed Sep 05, 2012 12:18 pm

Don't forget you will need to make some kind of air filter arrangement. The throttle response will be a lot slower with one carb, you will spend ages getting that one carb setup correctly, if your carbs are in reasonable condition, I would just spend the money on a Randakks carb kit and keep it stock. Generally a single carb gives better MPG but at a cost to performance and throttle response. The one 34mm carb seems very small to be replacing 4 32mm carbs, but it might boost torque a little. I think the cons far out weight the pro's!! Stick to stock, Honda spent a lot of time and money getting everything to work right.

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