replaceing '83 aspy carbs with a holly 2bbl.


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replaceing '83 aspy carbs with a holly 2bbl.

Postby roadwanderer2 » Sat Sep 07, 2013 5:26 pm



i was looking thru a web site and happened to come across an intake manifold with a holly 2bbl carb on it set up for an '83 GL1100. i was wondering what the advantages and disadvantages to this kind of a set up would be, ie: fuel cumsumption, performance, less maintainence, or more......now before i go and purchase this set up, is there anyone out there that can give me some advise on this? ive never seen a bike with a car carb on it and im interested in knowing more about it. if anyone knows anything, please reply to this question.
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Re: replaceing '83 aspy carbs with a holly 2bbl.

Postby tom84std » Sat Sep 07, 2013 7:31 pm

I'm pretty sure you're talking about The Invader Kit. They were made around 2002 or 2003 and consisted of an intake which replaced the four carbs with the small Holley. I did read a few reviews and they got good press, but for something with such a small market they understandably didn't last long.
If you were handy with tools and could manage such a major change I'm sure it could be done but you'd be pretty much on your own. No company support and very few out there in operation. I've got a nice Holley similar in size and configuration, I've toyed with the idea but my four carbs still work fine. Not much reason to take the plunge and do it, yet.

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Re: replaceing '83 aspy carbs with a holly 2bbl.

Postby roadwanderer2 » Sat Sep 07, 2013 7:40 pm

hi tom84std:

thanks for the info on this. im really not ready to swap out my carbs for this, i was just curious as to how it makes any difference on the bike. the carbs on my '83 aspy are working great, like you, im not ready to do this just yet. i dont know what kind of manifold it is or who made it, but it looks to be home made. it has 4 ports that look like they connect to where the carb boots go and a 2bbl opening on the top of the manifold and 4 bolt studs where the carb bolts onto. like i said before, ive never seen one of these and wanted to know what, if any the advantages to using this kind of manifold and carb is.

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Re: replaceing '83 aspy carbs with a holly 2bbl.

Postby dingdong » Sun Sep 08, 2013 7:53 am

Here is a thread at goldwingfacts.com regarding single carbs. http://www.goldwingfacts.com/forums/10- ... r-one.html
This is also addressed at http://www.ngwclub.com it's not all that uncommon. The main reason for doing this is serviceability. The next best reason is "just because".

Just so you know. It really gets confusing when you post the same thread in Tech and Chat then link from one to the other. :?
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Re: replaceing '83 aspy carbs with a holly 2bbl.

Postby roadwanderer2 » Sun Sep 08, 2013 5:30 pm

hey dingdong:

thanks for the link to the carb thread. i'll take a look at that. i was under the impression that it was a replacement thing for more than just serviceability and "just because", i wanted it to be more than that. if it dosent improve fuel mileage or performance, im not going to do it. im sorry about the double posting, i didnt realize that they would both be linked together. i was trying to broaden my reach to more site users. i'll remember it for future postings.

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Re: replaceing '83 aspy carbs with a holly 2bbl.

Postby roadwanderer2 » Mon Sep 09, 2013 8:26 pm

hey dingdong......i took a look at that link you gave me yesterday, and it was very interesting and informative, but i think i'll stick to the carbs that are on the bike and "leave well enough alone" lol. the motor on this bike runs great, you twist the throttle and its like.....POOF, your gone. no complaints about fuel mileage or performance......yet, and im not about to mess it up by making any changes to it. what a big difference going from a 2cyl GL500i to a 4cyl GL1100.

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Re: replaceing '83 aspy carbs with a holly 2bbl.

Postby Johnyy Smoke » Wed Sep 11, 2013 5:13 am

Randacks cycle shack sells just this type of manifolds and carbs for older Goldwings. There is a write up on his website. A quick search will find the site. They aint cheap! :cry: Regards, Johnyy

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Re: replaceing '83 aspy carbs with a holly 2bbl.

Postby dingdong » Wed Sep 11, 2013 7:29 am

Johnyy Smoke wrote:Randacks cycle shack sells just this type of manifolds and carbs for older Goldwings. There is a write up on his website. A quick search will find the site. They aint cheap! :cry: Regards, Johnyy


Randakks (Randell) sells a dual Webber carb manifold setup with separate intakes for each side and linkage between the two. The carbs sit outside the false tank. Different from this setup.
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Re: replaceing '83 aspy carbs with a holly 2bbl.

Postby dingdong » Wed Sep 11, 2013 7:31 am

roadwanderer2 wrote:hey dingdong......i took a look at that link you gave me yesterday, and it was very interesting and informative, but i think i'll stick to the carbs that are on the bike and "leave well enough alone" lol. the motor on this bike runs great, you twist the throttle and its like.....POOF, your gone. no complaints about fuel mileage or performance......yet, and im not about to mess it up by making any changes to it. what a big difference going from a 2cyl GL500i to a 4cyl GL1100.

stuart, a.k.a roadwanderer2.


Yeah, the stock carbs run great when set up correctly.
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Re: replaceing '83 aspy carbs with a holly 2bbl.

Postby roadwanderer2 » Wed Sep 11, 2013 8:47 am

well, when this riding season is over, im taking the bike to a cycle shop and letting them do a complete serviceing to it. ie: valve adj., timming reset, oil/filter, air filter, the fuel filter i just changed so thats good, check the rear for gear oil, lube, clean and resync the carbs, yada yada yada, maybe put a new set of tires on it so its ready to go for next season, which for me, could be any time of the year lol. i ride this bike when ever i can, just as long as theres no ice or snow on the ground. ive had this bike for 1 month and already put over 2500 miles on it :D.

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