Carb rebuild kits

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Carb rebuild kits

Post by j.harding3 » Fri Nov 08, 2013 1:26 pm

I have a 1981 GL1100 interstate and have to rebuild the carbs but cant find them for cheap i am a college student if anone knows where i can find them on the internet please help.

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Re: Carb rebuild kits

Post by LloydB » Fri Nov 08, 2013 5:42 pm

I have used Randakk carb rebuild kits, for a 82 GL1100, and a 91 GL1500, the quality was great on both kits, I don't know how the price compared to other kits, I didn't shop around much. You can find Randakk on the internet.
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Re: Carb rebuild kits

Post by WingAdmin » Fri Nov 08, 2013 6:31 pm

Buying a cheap carb rebuild kit is false economy...because you'll be buying another one in very short order.

Go with the suggestion, buy a Randakk kit, and you won't have to bother with it for another 10-15 years.

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Re: Carb rebuild kits

Post by mytown » Fri Nov 08, 2013 8:47 pm

I was very familiar with the type of carbs on my '82 and was able to inspect and clean them without replacing any parts. I didn't separate them, just removed the bowls and the tops and inspected and cleaned well. I have rebuilt similar carbs and have always reused the old jets, diaphragms and O-rings if they show no signs of failing. Admin's point about the long run is well taken and Randakk's kits are highly regarded, but I'm satisfied with my results thusfar.

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Re: Carb rebuild kits

Post by cbx4evr » Sat Nov 09, 2013 9:54 am

Randakk's are the kits you want to buy. Carbs are not a place to be cheap.

You have to decide whether you want to spend your time riding or fixing. If it's fixing may as well buy HD.
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Re: Carb rebuild kits

Post by Johnyy Smoke » Sat Nov 09, 2013 7:20 pm

Go with the Randakk kit. I used it and it was money well spent. Check out this DIY It is an excellent write up on this subject. I used it as well as the manual I purchased from Randakk.
Do your homework before you jump into this - it can get confusing.
Also read up on the DIY found here on carb sync. Let us know what you decide. Regards, Johnyy

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