Right Carb spewing gas


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pschweitzer
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Right Carb spewing gas

Postby pschweitzer » Sun Sep 28, 2014 8:00 am



Was overseas a lot longer than I thought this year. Have not been home since April and that was the last time I rode my '83 Interstate. Back then everything was OK and I had most of the maintenance done 6 months earlier (timing belts, radiator cleaned, new temp sensor, speedo fixed, carbs synched, tune up done) and the bike ran great. Came back on Friday and the first thing on my agenda was to get the bike over to the local mechanic for an inspection (it was overdue). It is also a real nice day here in Northern Virginia and riding was definitely on my mind. The bike started right up but as it was warming up I saw a flood of fluid coming out from under the right carbs. I thought a heater hose had busted. I shut down immediately to investigate only to find it was gas and not water. Fuel lines were dry and it looks like it was coming from the bowl. I think I just found my winter project, but before I tear out the carbs for rebuild, is there anything simpler I should be looking at? I do not think these carbs have ever been rebuilt so I am thinking a gasket let loose after sitting a while. I had gas treatment with a fresh tank before I put the bike up for storage. I had the valve closed, but did not run gas out of the carbs before I parked it.



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Re: Right Carb spewing gas

Postby RBGERSON » Sun Sep 28, 2014 8:36 am

try it with the air box off to see if gas is pooling in the plenum. Could be stuck float, bad needle or o rings. But yeah rebuild probably in order if never been done.
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Re: Right Carb spewing gas

Postby dingdong » Mon Sep 29, 2014 7:32 am

Yeah. Sounds like a stuck float. Tap on the bowl to try and free it up. Might let you ride with no problems.

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Re: Right Carb spewing gas

Postby pschweitzer » Mon Sep 29, 2014 7:20 pm

Thanks all. I'll try tapping to see if the float will free up if that is what it is, but I think I'll pull the carbs and overhaul anyway. Have seen on Randackk's website that he recommends some shops for doing the rebuild. One shop in Tennessee called Pistol Pete's Goldwing Service is only charging $485 for a basic rebuild. Given the amount of time (probably all winter) and assembling the space and tools to do the job, this sounded like a pretty good deal (especially since the carbs come back balanced). Anyone use this shop or similar?

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Re: Right Carb spewing gas

Postby dingdong » Tue Sep 30, 2014 9:10 am

Pistol Petes is probably the best there is at rebuilding gl carbs. Balanced to his engine. You may need to re-balance to yours. But it is a good starting point and it may be good to go.
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Re: Right Carb spewing gas

Postby Tol99 » Wed Oct 01, 2014 10:47 pm

If you decide to tackle this yourself I recommend reading this info: http://filipi.com/ngw/roady/Carb_Overhaul_GL1100.pdf

I did mine in about 4-5 hours. It was a lot of fun. I only replaced one needle valve because the rubber tip broke off. Cleaned everything, set the floats and put it back together with the original o-rings. I am sure the experts will disagree but I wanted to get some riding time in before winter. In Minnesota, our riding days are numbered. Bike is running great with no leaks.

Not sure if the link above worked but if you google gl1100 carb overhaul you will find this info. Good luck.




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