1980 GL1100 carb help!!!


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1980 GL1100 carb help!!!

Postby kgdb » Thu Oct 31, 2013 4:14 pm



Well just putting the carbs back together and I mixed up the idle mixture screw for #3 Carb. Can someone confirm from the attached picture what is the correct screw for #3 Carb, the longer pointy one or the shorter one? I am thinking the shorter one. As I am pretty sure #3 Carb has a different idle mixture screw than the other carbs. Thank you. Actually for some reason I cannot upload the picture so I hope my description of the mixture screws will do. Thanks



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Re: 1980 GL1100 carb help!!!

Postby kgdb » Thu Oct 31, 2013 11:41 pm

ok, perhaps i can clarify a little. I have the carbs all finished and it wasnt as difficult as i was thinking it was going to be. One question i do have though, are all the air mixture screws (pilot) the same for all 4 carbs or is #3 carb different?

The one that was in the #3 carb was similar to the others but was shorter as it didnt have the pointy end on it? I am almost thinking the four air mixture screws are the same and my #3 screw has the tip broken off???

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Re: 1980 GL1100 carb help!!!

Postby RBGERSON » Fri Nov 01, 2013 7:35 am

Nope it's broken all should be the same lenght and if the tip is stuck in the carb it's toast.
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Re: 1980 GL1100 carb help!!!

Postby WINGER3 » Fri Nov 01, 2013 2:03 pm

Take a wire that will fit thru the orafice just below the butterfly, if it goe's thrue the hole, then the tip is not stuck inside. If the tip is stuck inside and you have the carb off, turn it over and fill the idle screw opening with some penetrating fluid, let it sit for a day. After it sits take a very strong wire that is thin enough to go thru the orafice below the butterfly, preferably SS, and try to push the point back out of the hole. I know this has worked for carb's on auto engines I have rebuilt, it just might save the carb for you.

Some have also used heat after the soaking, as the needle is steel and the carb is aluminum and it expands faster then steel, it's worth a try if the other does not work. With any luck you will only need to get a new needle. Others will jump in with maybe something that has worked for them, this is not something new for carbs, people have been breaking them off since they where invented. :mrgreen:

PS; a dreill bit also will work if you have one that small.
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Re: 1980 GL1100 carb help!!!

Postby kgdb » Fri Nov 01, 2013 8:14 pm

Thanks for all the replies. The Carb is fubar! I am picking up a real nice parts bike in the morning so all is good. I will steal the Carb off of it.

Its odd though, this explains all the gasket maker on #3 Carb, I guess the prior owner had that Carb apart, all the other carbs have never been apart.

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Re: 1980 GL1100 carb help!!!

Postby kgdb » Mon Nov 04, 2013 10:58 pm

Well i picked up a parts bike and it had a lot of nice parts that i need and some I tuck away for future needs but it did have a very nice #3 carb that I cleaned up and rebuilt so the carbs are all done now. I hope to get time this week to get them back on the bike.
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Re: 1980 GL1100 carb help!!!

Postby kgdb » Mon Nov 11, 2013 9:36 pm

Well, as mentioned above I re did the #3 carb and the rack was all set to go back on but the parts bike I got had a motor that was less miles and looked real good, compression checked out great so I bit the bullet and swapped motors. Put the carbs on it, a little choke and it came to life. Ran surprisingly well considering I ran out of time and couldnt really get the carbs set up better. This week I will put the gauges on the carbs and sync them up properly but for now it was a productive day! :D




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