'81 GL1100 Carbs Idle Jet Mystery


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'81 GL1100 Carbs Idle Jet Mystery

Postby rkmason » Mon Sep 08, 2014 2:23 pm



I am disassembling a set of stock carbs on a '81 GL1100I. I wanted to pull out the idle jets for a more thorough cleaning. I have looked at a lot of online info showing how people have removed these pressed-in jets using a #2 Easy Out. Problem is, from what I can see looking down into the idle jet well of all four carbs there is nothing there for the easy out to grab onto. I put a 7/32 drill shank down the idle jet well; it went in about .45" before hitting the face of the jet itself.

I am confused; were there different types of idle jets used in these carbs? I don't see any screwdriver slot across the face of the jet so they can't be screw-in type. Seems to me that these particular jets are never coming out. The carbs are stamped "48ABTBI"



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Re: '81 GL1100 Carbs Idle Jet Mystery

Postby dingdong » Tue Sep 09, 2014 7:20 am

many folks use a sheet metal screw to remove those jets.
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Re: '81 GL1100 Carbs Idle Jet Mystery

Postby rkmason » Tue Sep 09, 2014 8:00 am

dingdong wrote:many folks use a sheet metal screw to remove those jets.


Yes, I could do that but with the idle jets I seem to have I'd be running the screw right into the jet orifice (I think) and destroy the jet in the process of removing it. The removal processes I see online don't destroy the jet getting it out.

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Re: '81 GL1100 Carbs Idle Jet Mystery

Postby RBGERSON » Tue Sep 09, 2014 9:25 am

No mystery you do screw the screw into the jet but lightly and carefully just enough to grab it..
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Re: '81 GL1100 Carbs Idle Jet Mystery

Postby rkmason » Wed Sep 10, 2014 8:28 am

RBGERSON wrote:No mystery you do screw the screw into the jet but lightly and carefully just enough to grab it..


Can anyone tell me the approximate idle jet hole dia you screw into to remove it? The idle jet hole I'm looking at is about 1/16" dia




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