carb strainer


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trashtruck
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carb strainer

Postby trashtruck » Thu Mar 21, 2013 6:45 pm



hey all. pulled carbs today because #2 started flooding. went to start cleaning and discovered none of my carbs have the strainer that's supposed to be under the float needle. how bad is this? bike has been running fine till recent flooding issue. this is on an 82 interstate.


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Re: carb strainer

Postby littlebeaver » Thu Mar 21, 2013 8:57 pm

Wow I bet that was a surprise.... It's that plastic screen cylinder looking thingy right, all of them are gone, Wow :shock: It's just a filter I think, tiny particles get caught in there I don't know what other purpose it serves...the guy that had the bike before me had two fuel filters hooked up the the fuel line, Oh joy.. :shock:

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Re: carb strainer

Postby trashtruck » Thu Mar 21, 2013 9:02 pm

yea, i was hoping to not have to mount a filter for each carb, since my local dealer wants 45. and tax each for kits.
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Re: carb strainer

Postby littlebeaver » Thu Mar 21, 2013 9:29 pm

I really don't know if that filter thing serves any other purpose, mine are in place I know that,,I seen ummm,, a few times I seen ummm... :shock: :shock:

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Re: carb strainer

Postby SteveB123 » Fri Mar 22, 2013 6:21 am

trashtruck wrote:yea, i was hoping to not have to mount a filter for each carb, since my local dealer wants 45. and tax each for kits.


There's only one fuel inlet for the carb bank, so only one fuel line mounted filter is needed. The float valve filters only catch what isn't caught by the upstream filter....which shouldn't be anything.
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Re: carb strainer

Postby RBGERSON » Fri Mar 22, 2013 8:38 am

I'd get them the carbs are very prone to cloggs very small jets..any here is a spot to get some cheaper

https://www.carbkitscapital.com/carb_ki ... del=GL1100 $40 for all four and the seat and needles...
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Re: carb strainer

Postby littlebeaver » Fri Mar 22, 2013 12:19 pm

RB you are always so helpful man, thanks , there they are they are fastened to the seat for the float needle....I think these folks are in Canada... I have heard nothing but good things about them.... :D

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Re: carb strainer

Postby trashtruck » Fri Mar 22, 2013 1:04 pm

rb, thanks. its nice to know that i dont have to buy the whole kit.


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