Carb Help Please GL1100


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Carb Help Please GL1100

Postby Cougar » Sun Jun 07, 2009 9:00 am



I am a new kid on the block, and I have a GL 1100,

I am to to point of having the carbs almost removed and my last step
is removing the throttle cables. I am scratching my head wondering
how the heck to get a wrench in there and remove them.

I also am wondering why to remove the top covers off carbs
1 and 3 ? looks like there is enough room to slide the whole
carb assy, to the left without removing them.

will the carbs come out all the way without removing the left crash bar as well?

THANKS FOR ANY INFO !

Jeff



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Re: Carb Help Please GL1100

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Jun 08, 2009 1:53 pm

Have a look here: How to replace your throttle cables

The cables are not that hard to get off, just loosen off the locknuts with a thin wrench, and they will pop right out of their stays. Then just pull the cables off of the bellcrank, and the ends of the cables pull out backwards (towards the rear of the bike) from the bellcrank.

You should be able to remove the throttles without removing the crash bars.

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Re: Carb Help Please GL1100

Postby Cougar » Mon Jun 08, 2009 4:25 pm

Thanks very much, yep after a few hours *lol* I finely go them out.
I know know it will not be that hard the next time,
Again thanks!
Jeff

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Re: Carb Help Please GL1100

Postby tumunga » Sun Jun 21, 2009 10:42 am

I've had my carbs off 5 times since last summer, and I'll being doing number 6 here shortly. Anyway, when I installed new throttle cables on mine, I didn't run the cables back through the frame. I ran them outside the frame on the left side of the bike, straight to the carb linkage. I have an Interstate, so you don't see the cables too much, and I think it is much easier to pull the cables from the bike when removing the carbs.

Eric - Pittsboro
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Re: Carb Help Please GL1100

Postby Cougar » Sun Jun 21, 2009 10:50 am

Eric, Why have you been pulling the carbs so many times?
And When mine carbs go back in I will run mine cables on the outside as well.
Jeff

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Re: Carb Help Please GL1100

Postby MSGT-R » Sun Jun 21, 2009 11:33 am

If it was like mine..leaks after overhaul.

The aftermarket kits sometimes have o-rings that are too skinney to seal properly, and either the manifold halves or carb mounting points leak under pressure. It is supremely frustrating. :evil:
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Re: Carb Help Please GL1100

Postby tumunga » Sun Jun 21, 2009 7:21 pm

Pulled for this, pulled them for that... ;)

No leaks after my overhaul. First time I cleaned them real good, put them back together and found I didn't clean out the idle jets. They're pressed in on mine, so I just took the carbs off, boiled some water, laid the carbs bowl side up in a cake pan, poured boiling water into the idle jets until I got all the gunk out. The only thing I found small enough to clear the idle jets was a .009" guitar string. .012" was too big.

I then pulled them to change the o-rings on the intakes and to set the float levels. After that, my coolant tubes developed a leak, so I pulled them again. Ok, that's 4 times. Then I found I didn't set the floats correctly, so out they came again. While I had them out that time, I changed the throttle cables.

If I knew all the things I needed to do while I had the carbs out the first time, I probably would only have had to pull them 3 times.


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